Week 1: We Can Do This!
  • June 28, 2017
  • Joliessa Seguin

I've learned that being the first to introduce yourself or crack a joke can make the first day less stressful. It breaks the ice and makes everyone a little less tense.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog  
Meet Saniyyah!
  • April 20, 2017
  • Saniyyah Patrick

Hello, my name is Saniyyah Patrick, and I’m from Philadelphia, Pa. Before I decided to enroll in the nail tech program at Queen Beauty Academy, I was a stay-at-home mom and also a full-time student pursuing a degree in applied science with a concentration in surgical technology.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog  
Week 24: I'm Finally a Licensed Nail Technician!
  • April 10, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week was my final week as a nail tech student. I can't believe it's over already. It went by so fast and I'm so proud to say I am now a licensed nail tech because I already passed my state board exams for my temporary license!

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   CND   nail school   student blog   Tippi Hedren  
Week 23: One More Week to Go!
  • April 3, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week I finished all of my required services. On Monday, one of the cosmetology students asked me to do her nails after she saw my nail page. I gave her a full set and she loved it.

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Keywords: kupa   nail school   student blog  
Week 22: Near the End and Still So Many Surprises
  • March 27, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week I had only one exam left and that was from the beginning of beauty school. I took it on Monday and scored 100% on it so I'm very happy. I have no exams and no hours to make up.

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Keywords: student blog   student tests  
Week 21: Two More Weeks to Go!
  • March 20, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

It was the day I've been waiting for forever — IBSNY! But on Monday after I came back to class from training, one of my classmates told me that my school had announced that morning that IBSNY was not going to be open Tuesday due to severe weather, so everyone had to go right then on Monday. But they didn't call me or anyone else who wasn't there, so we missed it! :-(

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Keywords: IBS   nail school   student blog  
Week 20: I Scored a Job!
  • March 15, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week was jam-packed! On Monday I got a call back from a salon owner that I interviewed with and I started training Wednesday. I'm so excited! I love the salon.The name is Bed of Nails.

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Keywords: nail school   student blog   student issues  
Week 19: Mock State Boards
  • March 6, 2017
  • Tiffant Williams

On Tuesday we began a mock State Board for the practical. It's pretty easy; the only thing is you have to remember every step and make sure you don't mess up at all.

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Keywords: state licensing   student blog   student tests  
WeeK 18: Still So Excited About Nails!
  • February 27, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

My instructor has been telling me that I should try to take the state board for my temporary license. It's two,100- question exams. I was nervous but I decided to take it and see what I got.

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Keywords: state licensing   student blog   student issues  
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  


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