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.
Keywords: apprentice programs cosmetology schools state boards state licensing
November 19, 2012
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.
Keywords: apprentice programs licensing schools
May 25, 2012
Shear Savvy Secrets and Strategies for Successful Salon Apprenticeships is teaching salon’s across the country how to become a school of cosmetology and train apprentices right in their own salon so apprentices can become licensed in the beauty industry.
Keywords: apprentice programs books
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.
Keywords: apprentice programs continuing education mentoring
June 1, 2000
Should more states allow apprenticeships as a viable educational option for aspiring nail technicians?
Keywords: apprentice programs As I See It staff management