A training method whereby the trainee learns while working with a professional already licensed in nail care; not all states allow nail technicians to earn their training via an apprenticeship program; some states allow a combination of school training and in-salon training.
March 13, 2013
Donald Trump may have given apprenticeship some glamour, but aspiring nail techs have been completing these hands-on training programs for years pre-dating the hit show “The Apprentice”. (And instead of hearing “you’re fired,” nail tech apprentices hear “you’re licensed!”) Before you sign up for an apprenticeship, take on an apprentice at your salon, or set out to get your state’s laws changed on the subject, here’s what you need to know.
October 1, 2005
Being a mentor is more than a time commitment. Yes, you pass on your knowledge, and yes, your salon can benefit by grooming new employees. But mentoring also lets you pass your passion on to a new generation of nail professionals. Here are three stories of impassioned techs who passed their fire on to new people in the industry — and the very concrete rewards they still find in it.
April 1, 1998
Apprentice programs give new nail technicians what formal school training leaves out in many states: hands-on experience. Whether replacing or augmenting classroom instruction, apprentice programs could be the answer to today’s educational shortcomings.