Nail Technician Courses
You can study nail technician courses at various beauty schools and other learning institutions. A full nail technician course can teach you all you need to know about different acrylic nails, the application of the nails, nail anatomy, nail art, and customer service.
Some courses, however, will not cover all the topics and techniques, and you will have to study the different types of nail acrylics and application thereof in separate courses.
Nail courses can be studied full-time and part-time. What is the difference? Full-time students will attend daily classes, whereas part-time students will only attend classes once or twice a week.
How can I study full-time if I’m already employed full-time? Distance learning allows students to work and study at the same time. As a distance learning student, you get the flexibility to decide when, where, and for how long you are going to study.
As a distance learning student, you can:
- Work and study at the same time
- Study from anywhere in South Africa
- Save money on travelling and accommodation costs (no need to travel anywhere)
- Study in the comfort of your own home
- Still attend to all your responsibilities
If you would like to find out more about distance learning colleges that offer nail technician courses, click on the button below.
Become a nail technician
To become a successful nail technician, you need to be able to perform a series of tasks. Nail technicians must be able to:
- Clean and sanitise the work station, as well as all nail equipment
- Schedule appointments with clients
- Manage appointment and payments
- Remove old nail polish and acrylics from nail
- Shape and smooth nails
- Do cuticle and nail bed work
- Apply undercoats, polish and top coats
Some physical requirements for nail technicians are:
- Arm-hand steadiness
- Manual dexterity
- Hand-eye coordination
- Good vision
What do nail technicians do?
A nail technician’s job is to look after a client’s fingernails and toenails. They should be able to give advice on how to look after and care for your fingernails and toenails. They also help to improve the appearance of the clients’ nails, and in doing so, help them feel better about themselves.
Typical treatments done by nail technicians include:
- Nail extensions
- Nail art
Who should become a nail technician?
If you are focused on beauty, well-being and fashion, then you might enjoy working as a nail technician. Nail technicians are usually creative, patient people who can take initiative.
You have to have good people’s skills, as you will have to work with different kinds of people on a daily basis.
Nail technicians must also have the diligence to stick to the industry’s health and safety regulations. Organisational skills are also a must in this industry.
If you think you possess some of the above traits, and you love beauty, cosmetics, fashion, and taking good care of your own nails and health in general, a career as a nail technician might just be for you!
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