Week 17: Preparing to Be a Licensed Nail Technician
  • February 22, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

I hope I pass my State Board exams and don't have to keep retaking them. I would go crazy stressing myself out! I can't wait to start doing nails in a salon and creating all kinds of nail designs and nail art.

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Keywords: nail students   student issues   student tests  
Week 16: Practice Makes Perfect
  • February 13, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

On Thursday, we had a blizzard in NYC. Because there was no class, I decided to spend most of the day studying for my State Board. 

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Keywords: nail school   state licensing   student tests  
Week 15: Exams and Nail Services
  • February 6, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we had four exams! We had our written exams starting Monday: one on nail artistry and one on acrylics. Each was 50 questions. I was nervous but it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

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Keywords: nail school   student tests  
Week 14: Fun With Nail Art
  • February 1, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we finally got to my favorite chapter: nail art! On Monday, we discussed the different types of embellishments you can add. We got to have fun on our nails so I did a reverse pink and white and ombre with colored acrylic.

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Keywords: colored acrylics   nail school   student blog  
Week 13: Tests and More Tests
  • January 24, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

I graduate. I'm not sure if all beauty schools are the same but in mine you can't fail any exam. You have to pass all of them in order to graduate, so being on top of your game always is a must.

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Keywords: nail school   pink-and-whites   state licensing   student tests  
Week 12: Learning to Do Nail Wraps
  • January 17, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we started a new unit, my final one. Monday's Chapter was about nail wraps and nail tip application. We learned the proper steps for applying a nail tip and performing nail wrap services.

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Keywords: fiberglass wraps   nail school   silk wraps   student issues  
Week 11: Tests and High Scores
  • January 9, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

On Tuesday, we had two written exams, one on manicures and one on pedicures. I had a good feeling taking the tests – it felt easy

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Keywords: nail school   pedicures   student blog   student tests  
Week 10: All About Pedicures
  • January 3, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

On Tuesday, we went over pedicures and the procedures of pedicures. My instructor also taught us about paraffin wax and how to perform the service.

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Keywords: paraffin   pedicures   student tests  
Week 9: Electricity, Manicures, and Full Sets
  • December 30, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

On Monday we learned about electricity, different type of electric currents, and how to safely work with the equipment we'll have in the salon. Later I performed a basic manicure on one of my classmates.

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Keywords: electric files   manicures  
Week 8: Nail Chemistry and Christmas Nail Art
  • December 20, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week was a busy week. We got seven new girls in our class and the other girls went to the senior floor. I have two more units before I go to the senior floor and start taking clients

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Keywords: Christmas nail art   nail chemistry   student blog  
Week 7: Big Test and Manis and Pedis
  • December 14, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we had our big test — a practical exam and a written exam. On my written I got an 84 and on my practical I got a 71. I have to retake my practical because I need a 75 to pass.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student tests  
Week 6: Nail Growth and Diseases
  • December 6, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we learned about the ugly side of nails: bacteria, fungus, viruses, and nail diseases and disorders.

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Keywords: nail diseases   nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 5: Anatomy, Physiology, and High Scores!
  • November 28, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week was short since Thanksgiving fell on a weekday but we still learned so much. On Monday, we got our test scores back from our first exam and I got 82%!

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Keywords: student blog   student tests  
Weeks 14 and 15: Second Mock State Board Exam
  • November 22, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

This week I completed my second Mock State Board Exam. You all may recall just how nervous I was due to certain problems that I encountered during that exam.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 4: Learning about Disinfection
  • November 21, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we had our first written exam and I think I did pretty well. I won't know until next week but I'll post my score — fingers crossed I passed.

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Keywords: disinfection   student blog   student tests  

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