Week 24: I'm Finally a Licensed Nail Technician!
  • April 10, 2017
  • Tiffany Williams

This week was my final week as a nail tech student. I can't believe it's over already. It went by so fast and I'm so proud to say I am now a licensed nail tech because I already passed my state board exams for my temporary license!

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   cnd   nail school   student blog   Tippi Hedren  
Week 20: Following My Vision
  • June 15, 2016
  • A'Kia Warrior

I sat this week and really reflected on the fact that soon I will be done with school and I will be sitting before the state board to become licensed. I remember starting this program thinking that it would be the longest eight months of my life.

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Keywords: cnd   nail school   student blog   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 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   gels   nail school   student issues  
Week Three and Four: Making Nail Friends
  • July 23, 2015
  • Sigourney Nuñez

Nail school isn’t a competition, it’s a community. You need friends to make the experience one that’s worthwhile.

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Keywords: cnd   nail school   Premiere Orlando   schools   student issues  
Week Two: Shapes and Sizes
  • February 18, 2015
  • Brittany Michelle

This week was all about book work and practicing with acrylics. I completed seven out of 10 chapters, and played with creating different nail shapes. I also performed a few manicures and pedicures on real clients. Yes, I’m touching people now!

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Keywords: Beauty Changes Lives   cnd   cosmetology schools   scholarships   student issues  
Week Ten: I Made It!
  • November 17, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

Nail school happened so fast — the experiences I’ve had while obtaining my licenses have been completely amazing, but it’s been a whirlwind!

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Keywords: cnd   Nail Talk Radio   Premiere Orlando   scholarships   state licensing  
Week Eight: Beauty Changes Lives
  • October 20, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

I am so excited to say that my nail tech school tuition will be paid in full! Last week, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation announced the CND|BCL|Tippi Hedren Nail Technology Scholarship recipients, and I was completely surprised and honored to have been chosen as one of the 10 winners.

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Keywords: 3-D nail art   Beauty Changes Lives   cnd   competitions   cosmetology schools  
Week Five: Pedicures and Publicity
  • September 29, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

This week I received my very first pedicure in class, did my instructor's nails, and got to be a star for a day!

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Keywords: Athena Elliott   cnd   Nail Talk Radio   pedicures   student issues  
Week Four: One Month In!
  • September 22, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

An entire month of nail school already finished! I have completed 94 hours of my 240-hour course. In Florida you have to complete a minimum of 240 hours to qualify for the state board so you can obtain your nail technician license. Within this time, I have also managed to complete 40 of my 90 required nail services.

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Keywords: acrylics   cnd   gels   Hand & Nail Harmony   Odyssey  
Week Two: A Rough Start
  • September 8, 2014
  • Tisha Allen

The second week of school got off to a rough start. I spent most of my week finalizing my submission video for the Beauty Changes Lives /CND /Tippi Hedren Nail Technology Scholarship. The scholarship is for nail tech students, giving them the opportunity to win the full cost of their nail technology tuition to an accredited school.

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Keywords: acrylics   Beauty Changes Lives   cnd   cosmetology schools   scholarships  
Week 1: An Exciting Introduction!
  • September 2, 2014

Where do I begin?  I really have so much to talk about, and I am so excited! I never imagined that my first week would have been so packed with information on several different nail enhancement products and services, nor did I ever think that I would perform an actual manicure my second day of class — yikes!

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Keywords: cnd   cosmetology schools   essie   OPI Products   pink-and-whites  
Guest Post: A Student's Trip Report from ABS Chicago 2014
  • April 2, 2014
  • Lucien Henderson

Nail manufacturer Lucien Henderson is attending nail school and instead of being an exhibitor at ABS Chicago, he went as a student this year.

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Keywords: Akzentz   America's Beauty Show   cnd   Empower Nail Art   essie  


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