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How to (Not) Become a Nail Tech

For those for whom I am just a hazy pre-pandemic memory, allow me to briefly introduce myself and summarize where I left off my story with this blog. And in future installments, I will cover more about practicing for the state board exam and the actual examination experience.

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My Trip to ISSE Long Beach: Competitions, Classes, Exhibitors

I was fortunate enough to attend the three-day International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) held in Long Beach, Calif., January 26-28.

Week 12: Ending the Semester

The first semester of nail school is now in the rear view mirror! I am now officially 50% done with my education to become a licensed nail technician.

Week 11: Almond Nails and the Creative Touch

We had two tests this week: 1) UV and LED Gels and 2) The Creative Touch.

Week 10: E-files and Gels

This week we had a test on electric filing. We also received a lecture on UV and LED gels during the week (overlays and extensions).

Week 8: Nail Camp

Student blogger Gregory Fletcher shares his Nail Camp experiences.

Week 7: First Nail Art and First Client

During week seven we began performing nail services on clients.

Week 6: Nail Chemistry, Electricity, and Organization

During week six, we learned about nail product chemistry and the basics of electricity.

Week 5: Manicures á Trois

During week five, we received another lecture on skin structure, growth, and nutrition and tests on pedicures and nail tips and wraps. A good portion of the week was focused on giving manicures.

Week 4: Pedicures, Skin Care, and More Acrylics

During week four, we had lectures on pedicures and on skin structure, growth, and nutrition.

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