How to Choose the Best Nail Technician School

Nail Technician SchoolSome people believe that being a nail technician merely involves manicures and pedicures. But the job entails a lot more than that. This is why it’s important to attend a nail technician school.

Nail technology was offered as part of cosmetology in the past. This isn’t the case anymore. Anyone interested in the field has to undergo several months of training with a specific focus on nail health and beauty.

These schools are more comprehensive and intensive in their training than others. For this reason, there are a number of things you have to assess when looking for a nail school.

The following tips should help you:

Practical Training

In working as a nail technician, you work on clients’ hands and feet. It only makes sense that you attend a program where the training is offered in a traditional classroom.

Even though online classes are convenient, you should be cautious if you opt to sign up for such courses. If you end up being unable to absorb those instructions, your time and resources will only go down the drain.

Courses Offered

As you look for a school, it’s very important that you find out what courses they have to offer. If you want to gain in-depth knowledge on nail technology, look beyond the basic pedicure, manicure and nail art. Ideally, you should be able to get training for:

• Health and sanitation
• Hand massage
• Foot massage
• Gel nail application
• Oil based manicures
• Silk wraps
• Skin conditions
• Nail conditions
• Nail art designs and trends
• Summaries on nail products
• Client relations
• Basic training on business management

Training Costs

People get torn between training in community colleges and training in specialized nail schools.

Nail schools charge higher and offer more comprehensive training. While community colleges tend to provide broad training in cosmetology with nail technology as a part of it. So, at the end, with regard to cost, it comes down to what you want to focus on.

Quality of the Training

Currently, there is an influx of online training courses on nail technology. But before you choose one of these classes, you should ask if they meet your training expectations.

Besides, when it comes to the regular beauty colleges, some are accredited but others aren’t. This means that you may go through an entire program only to find out that it’s not approved the moment you graduate. To avoid such problems, you have to research upfront so you train in an established and recognized nail school.

If you plan to set up your own business, nail technician training in a dependable school gives you in-depth knowledge on all the areas that matter.

If you have always had an artistic side, training in a nail technician school can be a good idea. If you enjoy doing nails during your free time, you should consider advancing your interests through training.

To succeed, it’s important that you have a cheerful personality. This drives your ability to relate to and connect well with your clients.

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.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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1 year ago

Amazing! Thank you for this article.