What it takes to be a manicurist
The role of the manicurist encompasses much more than just beautifying nails. To perform a proper manicure you need to understand what it takes to keep cuticles healthy and recognize symptoms that may need additional attention.
At American Beauty College you will learn the concepts of what a quality manicure involves:
- Massages of the hand/foot and calves
- Use of moisturizers
- The use of gels
- How to apply silk wraps
- What a French manicure is
- How to properly apply painting and appliques
- How to shape, clean, and polish nails
- Nail Design and Nail Art
- All necessary skills to obtain a beautiful and healthy look to nails
American Beauty College will take you through the steps necessary to educate you on how to perform special services that add a touch of special attention to a client’s experience.
American Beauty College
The American Beauty College has been teaching students how to succeed in the beauty industry for more than 40 years. They are pioneers in this field, and are a respected establishment committed to providing you with the edge you will need to be successful in the competitive field of manicure. They have successfully been educating cosmetologists, barbers, makeup artists and manicurists and opening incredible opportunities for them.
The third largest industry in the world is the beauty industry, and there is a demand for licensed professionals who are able to perform a quality professional application of nail care. At American Beauty College you will be trained using all the latest trends and changes in the industry to make a successful career as a manicurist or nail technician.
Manicurist versus nail technician
Nail technicians perform nail trimming, cleaning and polishing of both fingernails and toenails. They are also able to apply fake toe and finger nails. They basically do for you what you could do yourself:
- Remove old polish
- Cut and/or trim nails
- Buff and shape the nail
- Apply a coat or two of polish and topcoat
Manicurists perform these same duties, but are licensed professionals as they also perform much more than just a manicure. The first step in becoming a manicurist is to have your high school diploma, then to enter into a college of cosmetology. American Beauty College in West Covina has the perfect program to teach you all vital fundamentals needed to perform a quality professional manicure. They will instruct on important techniques, and on how to apply the various types of polish, paints and gels. You will learn from qualified teaching experts who have kept up to date on the latest trends and information when you enroll in the American Beauty College Manicure and Nail Program.
How to Become a Licensed Manicurist- Step By Step
The first step is having a high school diploma. Next you will need to enroll in a college of cosmetology to complete a nail care program and then become licensed to do a manicure. Once you have the license to do a manicure, you are ready to find employment.
The American Beauty College has financial aid and other programs available to assist you in your education. Contact them today and book a tour to look over what they have to offer you, call/text (626)422-9119.