Nail Technology

350 Clock Hours a€“ 2 months

Nail technology is a full programme of nail beautification and artistry preparing students in the nail art, artificial nails (nail tips, sculptured nails and nail wrapping), sanitation, manicuring, Pedi curing; plus, personal ethics, salon management and employer/employee/client relations

Dove International Cosmetology Academy graduates would have mastered different types of spa pedicures which include soothing mud masks, rejuvenating scrubs and relaxing massage techniques

 

Clients are loyal to their nail techs.
Most clients that have artificial
nail enhancements would rather find a new doctor than a new nail technician.
Artificial nail clients return to the salon on the average once every two weeks.
 

Nail Technicians are in high demand. Most salons and day spas are in need of qualified nail technicians. The spa movement has increased the demand for spa manicures and pedicures. Salons currently report an abundance of clients requesting these services and not enough qualified nail technicians to accommodate them

Nail Technology curriculum

The following units of study are established in our aesthetics program. Listed below are the topics and the subjectsa€? descriptions that incorporate all areas required by the National Board for Technical Education for licensure.

Topics/subjects Hours
Scientific concepts
a. Sanitation
b. Chemistry-general concepts, product composition, chemical safety.
c. Nails-structure & composition, growth & regeneration, diseases.
d. Skin structure, functions, growth and regeneration.
e. Muscles, nerves and blood a€“ structure and functions.
60
Manicuring and pedicure skills
a. Purpose and effects
b. Preparations
c. Equipment and implements- purpose and effects, types
d. Supplies and products - purpose and effects, types
e. Procedures
    i. Basic manicure
    ii. Reconditioning treatment
    iii. Repairs techniques
    iv. Hand & arm massage
    v. Application of polish
    f. Special problems and procedures
    g. Sanitation and safety precaution
75
Artificial nails
a. Purpose and effects
b. Preparations
c. Equipment and implements- purpose and effects, types
d. Supplies and products - purpose and effects, types
e. Procedures
    i. Sculpting
    ii. Gels
    iii. Tipping
    iv. Wrapping
    v. Repair techniques
160
Business practices
a. Management practices
b. Salon development
c. Insurance
d. Client records
e. Salesmanship
35
General courses
a. Mathematics
b. Communication in English
20
   
Total Hours 350

Upon completion of the 350 hour course, the student shall have acquired the technical abilities and the academic theories in compliance with the requirements of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. The skills and theories of each service shall be presented in a progressive manner permitting each student to acquire the maximum degree of technical ability and knowledge in a minimal length of time.

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