Week 17: Rolling With the Punches
  • May 24, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week was both aggravating and exciting. It started out rocky because of changes at school. I welcome change but I was aggravated because of how often and how dramatic the changes have been. Throughout this experience I have sat back and rolled with the punches, but something about this week didn't sit well with me.

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Keywords: nail school   starter kits   Student blog   student issues  
Week 16: Halfway There
  • May 12, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week was Mother's Day weekend and we were booked solid. The ladies were rolling in to get their manicures and pedicures all day long.

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Keywords: nail school   nail students   Student blog  
Week 15: Busy Weekend
  • May 3, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

There is nothing better than receiving confirmation that you are taking the right steps toward reaching your goals. So this week, I received a little recognition that may seem small to some but meant a lot to me.

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Keywords: aromatherapy   customer service   Student blog  
Weeks 13 & 14: Sculpted Nails and Smooth Sailing
  • April 27, 2016
  • A'kia Warrior

I’m just moving along through the program and taking it all in, seizing every moment and learning all that I can. I am also zoning in on what my niche will be and I couldn’t be happier with the choice.

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Keywords: nail school   sculpted nails   student issues  
Week 12: On the Floor!
  • April 13, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

It's official! I am on the clinic floor! I passed my test with a 95%, and I had my first client on Saturday for a pedicure.

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Keywords: Student blog   student issues  
Week 11: Getting Ready for My Exam
  • April 11, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This was another week of studying for my progressive exam, and I will take the test next week. Nervous doesn't even begin to explain how I feel, but I strive for excellence so nothing but an "A" will do.

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Keywords: nail school   student issues   student tests  
Week 10: Excited to Be Moving Forward!
  • April 1, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Have you ever been excited and nervous at the same time? Well, imagine my emotions when I found out it’s time for me to complete my requirements to move over to the clinic floor.

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Keywords: nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Week 9: The Right Decision
  • March 24, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

All change isn't bad. Last week my instructor departed and this week my program director became my instructor. You can tell she loves the industry and I’m happy about that.

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Keywords: colored acrylics   nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Week 8: Changes
  • March 17, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Life wouldn’t be what it is without change, right? I learn a lot about myself when change happens. This week, I had to say farewell to my program instructor.

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Keywords: instructors   nail school   student issues  
Week 7: It’s All About the Big Picture
  • March 8, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

I have to start off by recognizing all those who have perfected the art of acrylic! I’ve completed two weeks of acrylic work and it’s definitely an art and a skill. I never thought it would be easy but the ratio for that bead is serious work!

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Keywords: acrylics   China Glaze   CND   Cuccio   Duri  
Week 6: Fun with French Manicures
  • March 1, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

The week started of with us finding out what the contents of the graduation kit are. While I’m not in school just for the sake of the kit, it’s included in my tuition and it will give me a great start when I complete the program.

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Keywords: French manicures   nail school   student issues  
Week 5: First Test Aced!
  • February 24, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Who took their first test and scored 100%? Yes, that would be me!

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   Student blog   student issues  
Week 4: Another Week Complete!
  • February 19, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Another week complete! Sometimes it feels like the week goes by so slow, but then I look up and realize I completed another week! I had a moment this week where I questioned whether I could really continue to do this or not.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   student issues  
Meet A'Kia!
  • February 10, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Meet NAILS' latest student blogger, A’Kia Warrior, and read about her first few weeks of school.

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Keywords: cosmetology schools   nail school   student issues  
Week 17 and 18: Focusing on Spa Manicures
  • October 21, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

These two weeks were spent slowing things down to really focus on proper execution of a spa manicure.

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Keywords: nail school   spa manicures   student issues  

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