Pretty much every beauty college and academy offers a nail technician training program now. A typical course will be around 600 hours in length and will take approximately 4 months on a full-time basis to complete. Students can expect to learn the latest techniques in nail treatments including manicures, pedicures, sculptured nails, gel nails, tips, overlays, flat nail art, nail wraps, airbrushing and various nail decoration techniques.
Every good nail technician training course should include practical experience as part of their program. Students will get to perform manicures, pedicures and other nail treatments on actual customers that are willing to have students work on their nails for reduced prices. Instructors will be on site to provide feedback and help students improve their skills.
Sculptured nails are a popular treatment in the beauty world. They involve placing a foil on the nail and then applying an acrylic or gel overlay onto the nail. Classes use sculptured nail stations that allow students to do precise and delicate work.
Almost all nail courses include nail art as part of their curriculum. This should allow students to express their artistic abilities while learning all the various nail decoration techniques that are available. Some examples are airbrushing, flat nail art, striping, rhinestones, nail jewels, lace, nail dust and polishing techniques.