How to Become a Nail Technician
Nail technician schools enable interested people to live their dreams of utilizing their people skills and creativity to become a top nail technician. Many entrepreneurial nail technicians have gone on to start their own salons or open spas in high profile hotels and retreat facilities.Learning how to become a nail technician is an attainable goal. You have to know what the licensing requirements are for your state and be ready to take a written test if need be.
Find a vocational school that offer courses and certificates specifically catered to becoming a nail technician. Typically, you spend less time in school studying to be a manicurist than any other cosmetology profession, with some courses lasting only a few weeks.
There are specific courses available for Nail Technicians and if this is the area you wish to pursue, then I would recommend these schools. The courses are usually up to 6-8 weeks and depending on the school you attend, there will be written exams also, either during each stage or one at the end.
There are also course available for the whole package-Nail Technician training and the whole area of beauty work- beautician, manicuring, pedicures, waxing etc. These courses are more thorough and of course take longer, usually up to a full year. Sometimes you can become a trainee at a beauty salon while attaining this training.
You could also inquire about being an apprentice at an existing Nail Salon. This will give you the experience and the extra training for later on when you may decide to open your own Nail Salon.
The main things to ask when looking at training schools to become a qualified Nail Technician are these:
1. Is the school accredited and does it have all the necessary certificates etc to be a good standard
2. Check when enquiring as to what the percentages are of successes from that particular course. It would need to be in the top 80% of graduating success for it to be worthwhile attending.
3. If you can, ask others who have been to that school,or know of it, their opinion of the standard of training and support.
4. Inquire about the cost and if there are any payment plans or nail technician traineeship allowances for the course that are offered at that school. Sometimes the government will aid funding so it is worth asking.
5. Get a general feel of the person you are dealing with and see if you are comfortable with them. This may reflect the school.
At the end of the day, it will be your inquiries and questions that will help you decide which school is going to be best for you. Your circumstances, finances and current situation will also determine some of the factors.
If you truly have the ambition of becoming a qualified Nail Technician, there are endless possibilities and lots of career opportunities for you.