Certified Nail Technician Training

Lots of people who visit salons wonder what training is involved in becoming a certified nail technician. The requisite skills to eliminate calluses and apply acrylic sets have to be mastered thoroughly. Budding nail technology students ought to visit their closest technology center, to obtain the training they require to enter this rewarding profession.

How to Become a Certified Nail Technician

The cosmetology school or technology center should be recognized by the cosmetology board of the relevant region. This ensures that the nail technician course will properly prepare students to obtain a license, and practice the profession legally. In the majority of nail technology centers, students have to wear a straightforward uniform, like black slacks, a white t shirt, a smock and closed toed shoes. This is done to imitate the atmosphere of a professional salon.

Students might have to buy a nail kit too. This can include items like foot and hand mannequins, files and acrylic powders. Normally, these kits cost at least $100.00 and they are comprehensive, so it is particularly useful to buy one containing a big train case for protection. Before classes start, some beauty colleges might expect attendants to purchase registration to the appropriate cosmetology board, along with a nail technician’s handbook. This video shows the contents of a nail kit:

The Scholarly Demands

Every region or state adopts partially different educational demands for awarding licenses to nail technicians. However, broadly speaking, these demands are similar. The license requirements include the following:

  • Pass a practical and written examination
  • Undergo 600 hours of studying
  • Update license each year
  • Complete the eighth grade
  • Be over 16 years of age

Typically, courses can be completed during the evenings or daytime. There are methods of obtaining college credit from attendance as well. High school students might be permitted to visit Beauty College during their normal school hours, via district partnerships.

Certified Nail Technician Careers

Once students have finished Beauty College and received their license from the board, the majority of technicians go on to find work in the beauty industry. Nail technician programs take no longer than 12 months to finish. At Evergreen Beauty College, our nail tech courses include a complete business training program for career advancement.

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