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Nails 101: A Student Blog

Week 1: We Can Do This!

by Joliessa Seguin | June 28, 2017
My classmates practicing spa manicures.

My classmates practicing spa manicures.

Everyone knows the feeling of starting something new, whether it’s going back to school, starting a new job, or going on a first date. Change can be scary, and now, you have to worry about the first day of nail school. It can be nerve wracking, but we just have to get through it. Thank goodness we have each other!

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. Another thing is to keep in mind is that not everyone will have the same outlooks or opinions as you. Plus the majority (if not all) of the class consists of females, so that can be quite a lot of estrogen under one roof.

The important part is to remember why you enrolled into beauty school to begin with. Stay positive! Nothing in life worth having comes easy, but the question you might ask yourself is, "Is this worth it?"

Of course it's worth it!

The first week comes and goes quickly. On my first day, I was little nervous but my doubts quickly went out the window once it was time to open our nail kits. It was like Christmas! For the rest of the week, we started learning the basics: Infection control, manicures (basic and spa), and the warming up process.  It seems like graduation is so far away but it'll be here before we know it! Let's stay strong and NAIL this program!  

I performed this basic manicure on a classmate.

I performed this basic manicure on a classmate. 

P.S. Just some pointers that may help you throughout your time as a student from my experience:

  • Try to smile more and worry less.
  • I work at Hard Rock Café, and they have a motto I love, which is “Take time to be kind!”
  • Be there for others, you never know when you'll need someone to be there for you.

The way I see it is we're all here to better ourselves so let's make the best out of it! Get to know your classmates and students in other programs! Share your excitement, sometimes all someone needs is a little motivation! It's not just school, this is a new career! We all need to make every moment count!

- Jojo

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