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AACS: Many Beauty Schools Closing Nail Programs

In an article in its member magazine BeautyLink, the AACS says a top reason is the lack of federal funding.

Many beauty schools are closing their nail programs, according to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. In an article in its member magazine BeautyLink, the AACS says a top reason is the lack of federal funding. "Currently, the Pell Grant program requires a course to be at least 600 clock hours and 15 weeks in length for a student to be eligible....The majority fall short of the 600-hour minimum."

However, the article also notes that there are many reasons to add a nail program to a beauty school, including that there are many new opportunities for nail techs (such as working as mass-market retailers) and plenty of job openings in traditional locations in salons.

Read the entire article — "The Professional Nail Industry & Schools" — online. NAILS Magazine's own Sree Roy is cited as dicussing the many opportunities for nail tech graduates.

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