How to Put Your Nail Obsession on the Fast Track to Nail School


If you don’t have room for one more bottle of nail polish or other  manicure-related products, chances are you’re the ideal candidate for nail school. Have you ever considered it? Honestly, there really is no better way to put your nail obsession to good use than to make a living out of doing them for eager clients.

Job Outlook

The demand for nail technicians is expected to grow steadily at least until 2020. With salons and spas becoming more popular, more and more licensed technicians are finding jobs in the industry. Plus, there should be no shortage of work when the economy is slow, because manicures and pedicures are a low-cost luxury.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nail techs made an average of $9.45 an hour in 2010. That doesn’t include tips!

What You’ll Learn

In a typical nail tech program, you will pick up a variety of skills that will prove invaluable throughout your career. You’ll learn the ins and outs of manicures and pedicures, from acrylic and gel nails to nail art and sculptures.

Not only will you learn about the actual procedures, most schools offer training on the business aspects of the nail career, such as marketing and client interaction. When you finish nail school, you will have all the tools you need to get paid for exploring your artistic abilities.

Getting Licensed

In order to enroll in a nail tech program, you have to be at least 16 years old and have a high-school diploma or equivalent. You will then have to attend a state-approved cosmetology course for nails. You will also have to take  a state exam. Specific requirements for getting licensed vary from state to state.

Employment Opportunities

After graduation, you’ll have a number of lucrative careers to choose from. You can work in a salon, or even own a salon of your own. You might end up working as a sales representative for a beauty product company. You could even end up operating a salon franchise chain.

As you can see, it only takes a few short months to complete nail school. If you go crazy over all of the newest nail trends, why even consider spending the extra time and money to go through a traditional two-year college program? In this case, the fast-track to becoming a successful manicurist seems like a much more viable option.

Why You Should Choose Evergreen Beauty College

Our Nail Tech Program is 600 hours and it can get completed easily in about 5 months. Just imagine under 1 year of school, you can start a brand new career in the beauty industry.

Learn more about our nail technician course, and either schedule a tour or apply online to upgrade your skills and reach your full potential!

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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