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Week 29: I passed my State Board Practical Exam!

It was a really exciting week for me, and I'm starting to see the finish line as I continue to progres.

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Week 22: Near the End and Still So Many Surprises

This week I had only one exam left and that was from the beginning of beauty school. I took it on Monday and scored 100% on it so I'm very happy. I have no exams and no hours to make up.

Week 19: Mock State Boards

On Tuesday we began a mock State Board for the practical. It's pretty easy; the only thing is you have to remember every step and make sure you don't mess up at all.

Week 17: Preparing to Be a Licensed Nail Technician

I hope I pass my State Board exams and don't have to keep retaking them. I would go crazy stressing myself out! I can't wait to start doing nails in a salon and creating all kinds of nail designs and nail art.

Week 16: Practice Makes Perfect

On Thursday, we had a blizzard in NYC. Because there was no class, I decided to spend most of the day studying for my State Board. 

Week 15: Exams and Nail Services

This week we had four exams! We had our written exams starting Monday: one on nail artistry and one on acrylics. Each was 50 questions. I was nervous but it was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

Week 13: Tests and More Tests

I graduate. I'm not sure if all beauty schools are the same but in mine you can't fail any exam. You have to pass all of them in order to graduate, so being on top of your game always is a must.

10 Tips to Ace Your State Board Exam

Your students are graduating from nail school! But before they can start working in a salon they have to pass the state board exam. Here are 10 tips to help prepare them for the big day.

Week 11: Tests and High Scores

On Tuesday, we had two written exams, one on manicures and one on pedicures. I had a good feeling taking the tests – it felt easy

Week 10: All About Pedicures

On Tuesday, we went over pedicures and the procedures of pedicures. My instructor also taught us about paraffin wax and how to perform the service.