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  
Week 3: Learning the Salon Business
  • November 14, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

This week we learned more about how the salon business works. We also learned the different types of ways you can work.

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Keywords: colored acrylics   student blog  
Weeks 13 and 14: Goals and Projects
  • November 11, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

“Why would you want to be a nail technician?” Someone asked me this question with a puzzled look on his face. “Why would you, being a chemist, even want to go do something like that?” He asked me that question as if to say that I was lowering my standards to become a nail technician. I explained to him my reasons for wanting to do this and the goals that I have.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Weeks 10 and 11: Consultations and Real Clients
  • November 11, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

My instructor really stresses the importance of spending time with our client to go over the consultation form. That is our way of getting to know the client and his/her expectations, prior experiences at nail salons, what’s going on with him/her medically, etc.

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Keywords: client consultation   nail school   student blog  
Week 2: Becoming a Professional
  • November 8, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

Cosmetology school is so fun! Not only do you learn how to be an amazing nail technician, you also learn how to be an amazing professional.

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Keywords: aquarium nails   pink-and-whites   student blog   student issues  
Week 1: So Much Fun!
  • October 28, 2016

Cosmetology school is so fun! Tuesday was my first day of school, and I had orientation. I went into a room with the other students and learned more about the rules and guidelines of the school and how we should behave.

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Keywords: nail school   OPI Products   student blog  
NAILS 101: Meet Newest Student Blogger Tiffany Williams
  • October 21, 2016
  • Tiffany Williams

I've always had a passion for nails, ever since I was a little girl. When I started looking for nail schools I also researched scholarships, and I entered and won the BCL/CND/Tippi Hedren Nail scholarship.

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   nail school   student blog  
Week 9: My Mock State Board Adventure
  • October 20, 2016
  • Orma Swearinger

The moment we’d all been waiting for was about to arrive: The Mock State Board Exam. We were extra busy this week preparing for it by finishing up the book, notecards, workbook homework, review questions, and tests. I am so happy that I no longer have to do those dreadful notecards ever again!

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student tests  

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