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July 11, 2017

What Is a Nail Technician?

The beauty industry offers a very wide variety of areas to work in. Nail technology is an area of beauty that many people are choosing as a lifelong career. Becoming a nail technician can be a fun career choice and it’s a quick process to get started! But what do nail technicians do and where do they work? Here’s the low-down on being a nail tech:

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What Do Nail Techs Do?

Nails, of course! Nail techs are trained to do multiple things for your precious finger tips. At Elaine Steven Beauty College, they learn about manicuring and pedicuring in school so they can help you make your nails beautiful and help the skin around your nails stay healthy. They also learn about how to apply artificial nails, anatomy of the hand and arm, histology of the skin, and much much more. All this to ensure that they can be super qualified to make your nails sparkle!

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Where Do Nail Techs Work?

Salons and spas are a couple of the most common places where you can find a nail tech. Getting a nail tech license is also a great way to be your own boss. These are just some of the main places to work as a nail tech, but there’s many more options out there.

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How to Become a Nail Tech

One of the best features of becoming a nail technician is that the hour requirement for school is low in comparison to other beauty programs. The Nail Technician program at Elaine Steven Beauty College is 400 clock hours. This can be completed in as little as 3 months! You could be working at a job you love, making money at the same time your friends finish one semester at a traditional four year university.

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Benefits of Being a Nail Tech

Becoming a nail technician can be a very fast and flexible way to get your foot in the door and jump into the beauty industry. If you get your nail tech license and find that you love the beauty industry and want to do more, it’s simple to continue to add certifications and licenses because you already have some foundational knowledge and experience.

Now that you know one of the fastest ways to get a career in the beauty industry, get started today! Contact us to learn more and begin your journey to a new career. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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