Is Cosmetology School the Right Path for Nail Artists

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Whether you want to work at a salon, own your salon, or enjoy the freedom of being an on-the-go manicurist, investing in your career with nail technician courses is the best thing you can do to flourish as a professional. Earn a valid certificate to practice in salons at a certified beauty college. 

You’ll learn about anatomy, infection control, and everything from nail preparation to advanced technical skills. Evergreen Beauty College will teach you how to harness your talent, build valuable customer relations skills, and learn how to network. Networking is a powerful tool for creating a significant client list and being invited to work high-paying gigs. You’ll also learn to develop a complete portfolio with guidance and a productive critique from your instructors.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a nurturing and ideal environment where you will learn and grow from the moment you become a student to developing into a professional. 

In the last phases of the Nail Technician course, students will learn and have the option to immerse themselves in the following program activities: 

  • Externship
  • State Board Prep
  • Portfolio
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • Licensing Requirements
  • Retail & Rebooking
  • Starting/Operating a Business

During the final months, students may participate in an externship where they will shadow a seasoned professional and have access to all of the insider trade secrets. Instructors will help students curate the best images to showcase in their portfolios. Students will delve into business operations training and how to keep an organized and clean workstation.

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Where to Work as a Nail Artist


Working in a salon can be a lively and fun environment and a good place to build relationships with new clients. With walk-in appointments, you’ll get the chance to retain new customers. If your ambitions are to become a freelance nail artist, then working at a salon is a good jumping-off point. You can grow a clientele at a salon, network, and earn a steady income while you build a side hustle as a freelance nail artist, eventually turning it into a full-time gig. 

Spas and Resorts

You might enjoy working in a spa or resort. The ambiance in a hotel spa or resort emanates luxury, and the setting caters around pampering clients. Nail artists are most commonly tipped 20%, but if you do an exceptional job, you can potentially earn more. 

Cruise Ships

If you feel most at home at sea and traveling from port to port, then there’s always the option to work as a manicurist on a cruise ship. Check with some cruise lines before applying because the gratuity may already be included in your salary. If that’s the case, then it’s up to the customer if they want to slip you more cash for a job well done. Apart from earning a steady income and saving on overhead, rent, bills, and groceries, you can enjoy life as a seafaring wanderlust. 

Are you ready to take the plunge and start your path as a nail artist? Take the next step and reach out to Evergreen Beauty College today. Surround yourself with like-minded students who will foster your growth. 


Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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