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  
Week 15 and 16: Learning CND Brisa Gel
  • October 21, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Advance Beauty College is a CND partner school, which means CND Education Ambassadors visit our campus.

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Keywords: CND   gel enhancement   nail school   student issues  
Week 13 and 14: 200 Hours Down
  • October 21, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

A little more than three months down as a part-time nail tech student and I’ve officially completed 200 hours!

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Keywords: manicures   nail school   student issues  
Week Eleven and Twelve: My First Client
  • August 25, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

At ABC, manicuring students who have logged at least 100 hours are eligible to take on clients if they feel ready.

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Keywords: nail school   student issues  
Week Nine and Ten: Spa Manis, Nail Art, and More
  • August 22, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

During week ten, I got an introductory demo to spa manicures and I even got to practice.

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Keywords: Nail art   nail school   student issues  
Week Seven and Eight: #NailSchoolChronicles
  • August 21, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

I’ve been doing a very good job at documenting my experience in real time via my nail-focused Instagram page. 

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Keywords: acrylics   nail school   nail students  

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