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Nails 101: A Student Blog

Week 5: Our Last Week of Module One

by Joleissa Seguin | July 27, 2017

Wow, that time just flew by! We're already two days away from finishing the first module and it feels like we just started. Next week, we begin enhancements.

This week was pretty laid back. We performed gel manicures on some of the other girls in the cosmetology and esthetics programs. It was nice to work on new hands and to have the opportunity to get to know the girls in other sections of beauty school, which was a great way to network.

Here is my classmate, Ms. Karla, doing a gel-polish application demo.

Here is my classmate, Ms. Karla, doing a gel-polish application demo. 

We performed hot oil manicures on each other. While hot oil manicures aren't very common, I learned they should be recommended to clients with very dry cuticles. It helps rehydrate the cuticle and the skin around the nail. Plus, it's soothing for the client.

The last thing we learned in our first module was nail wraps, which was difficult, but I always accept a challenge! I enjoyed nail wraps and would actually recommend some ladies to get nail wraps rather than other nail enhancement methods, such as monomer and polymer systems and hard gels. 

I performed a gel manicure on a nail biter.

I performed a gel manicure on a nail biter.

Thursday was a free day so we worked on nail art. Overall, I'd say it was pretty successful week at school. Life outside of school can be stressful but that's just part of change. Sometimes you have to break out of your comfort zone to get to where you want to be. It's about taking risk and believing in yourself enough to know that you'll be successful and that the risk is worth taking. It's hard but I know it's so going to be worth it! With five weeks down, and six months left, I'll soon be one of the beloved Las Vegas' nail techs and I cannot wait. I'm going to stay focused and stay motivated because this step I'm taking in life is the first of many to come.

Working on that nail art! I'm determined to turn into a beautiful butterfly.

Working on that nail art! I'm determined to turn into a beautiful butterfly.

Love,

Jojo 

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