What is a Nail Technician ?
A manicure is cosmetic grooming for the hands and the fingernails. A manicurist is a professional person who performs this treatment. The current term for this professional person is “Nail Technician". A nail technician is responsible for the appearance of a client’s hands and nails. One should be well trained and licensed by a regulatory board in order to be an excellent nail technician.
A pedicure is similar to a manicure. The treatments are the same but are rather applied to the foot and the toenails instead of the hands. A footbath is always included. Training as a nail technician includes both hands and feet.
They are also referred to as nail technicians.
No one's written a review on this career yet. You could be the first!
What does a Nail Technician do?
A nail technician is trained in techniques for cleaning and filing of fingernails and toenails; the trimming and removal of eponychium, also called the cuticle; moisturizing the skin of the hands and feet; removal of dead skin in both areas; and light massage on the hands and feet to improve circulation and relaxation. A professional can treat the natural nails of the hand and feet as well as add on acrylic nails, gel coverings, or silk strengthener. After these treatments, these nails can have a simple polish, a French manicure or a decorative airbrush design applied. Small jewelry and decals can also be added if the customer is so inclined.
What does it take to be a Nail Technician ?
Becoming a nail technician is one of the fastest and most fun ways to earn a living. Attendance at a college for cosmetology is required in order to become a professional nail technician. This should take roughly ninety days at eight hours a day, five days a week. The college will teach a basic manicure and polish. This is the first building block of a successful future. There will also be lessons on acrylic application. More complicated nail techniques can be learned at nail shows and business expos. Beauty school will not only teach the techniques needed to perform a manicure and pedicure, but will also teach legitimate business practices, some light bookkeeping and preparations for the exams required by most states and provinces. In order to earn a nail technician certificate a candidate is required to pass a written and practical exam.
At school, pay close attention while in the classroom. Lessons are short and to the point. Cosmetology schools are vocational schools, teaching only a single trade. Students will be using their newfound skills in practical ways extremely quickly. Keep in mind that cosmetology school teaches only the basics of nail care. Make sure to learn these basics before branching out to more complex features of nail design.
However, to become a successful nail technician it is also necessary to have an eye for detail and a certain talent for recognizing what is needed for excellent nail care. Harsh temperatures, cleaning products and other situations can cause nails to become dry and brittle. Developing sensitivity to these kinds of details as a business practice will lead to a high quality of service, which is what will keep customers returning. A healthy client base is key to the success of any business venture including nail salons.
How you're compatible
Find your compatibility with this career and discover the career that you're meant for.
Does your group have something to offer people in this career? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in a partnership.