Week 25: Professionalism Is Everything
  • July 21, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

The biggest thing that happened to me this week was that I received a certificate for professionalism in the school spa.

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Keywords: nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Week 23: Practicing Nail Art
  • July 14, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Before I started this journey to becoming a licensed nail technician I was always fascinated with nail art. There are some amazing nail technicians in this industry doing some creative things with nails as their canvas. I consider myself a creative person, and this week I was put to the test.

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Keywords: glitter nail art   nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Week 22: So Tired!
  • July 5, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Exhaustion is the name of the game. I can only imagine how it is going to be as I progress in the industry as a professional. But at the end of the day, at least it will be my choice how I do it and not someone else’s.

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Keywords: nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Week 21: Gel Enhancements
  • June 23, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

This week is so exciting for me because I have fallen madly in love with gel enhancements. I had the opportunity to practice with builder gel and it was such a great experience for me. I really had fun with it. My instructor said she believes I've found my niche!

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Keywords: gel enhancement   Student blog   student issues  
Week 20: Following My Vision
  • June 15, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

I sat this week and really reflected on the fact that soon I will be done with school and I will be sitting before the state board to become licensed. I remember starting this program thinking that it would be the longest eight months of my life.

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Keywords: CND Additives   nail school   Student blog   student issues  
Weeks 18 & 19: Excited About My New Career!
  • June 14, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

Can I just say that life has truly been a whirlwind? Things are getting busier and busier by the moment and it's exciting and scary at the same time.

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Keywords: nail school   Student blog   student issues  
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  

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