August 15, 2017

What Does a Nail Technician Do?

A nail technician is someone who is licensed to beautify people’s hands and feet in a variety of ways. They do more than just simple manicures or pedicures. Some of the services a nail technician might provide include:

what does a nail technician do?

  • Spa Manicures
  • Spa Pedicures
  • Paraffin Treatments
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Shellac Nails
  • Nail Wraps
  • Nail Extensions
  • Nail Art

How to Become a Manicurist or Nail Technician

Each state has slightly different requirements you need to meet in order to obtain a nail technician or manicurist license. To obtain a nail technician license in Kansas and Missouri, you must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Once you’ve met these two requirements, it’s time to enroll in beauty school!

The first step to becoming a nail technician is to enroll in a nail technician program at a beauty school. Here at Crave Beauty Academy, we have two convenient campuses each with a nail technician program that meets the state’s needs. Our campus in Kansas offers a 350-hour nail technician program while our Missouri campus provides a 400-hour nail technician program.

Once you complete a nail technician program at a certified beauty school, you must sit for the state board, and then you’re well on your way to starting your career as a nail tech.

Learn More Than Nails

While learning all about nails is a big part of becoming a nail technician, that’s not all you’ll learn. At Crave Beauty Academy, you can learn how to provide the best customer service, salon and spa best practices, and marketing skills to help you achieve your dream career, whether you work in a salon or start your own business.

Is Nail Technician the Career for You?

woman thinking about becoming a nail tech

When entering the nail technician field, having a passion for creating beautiful nail art isn’t the only thing you need. If you’re considering a career in the beauty industry, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you creative?
  • Do you follow all of the latest nail art trends?
  • Do you like working with people?
  • Are you passionate about working in the beauty industry?
  • Are you someone who pays attention to detail?
  • Do you want to start your career now instead of later?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, a career as a nail technician might be right for you. With the nail technician programs at Crave Beauty Academy, you can choose between our part-time or full-time programs to work towards the career of your dreams!

How To Apply

Once you’ve decided that this is the field for you, the real question is how to get started. You can check out our admissions page to find out everything you need to know to get started at Crave Beauty Academy. If you have any questions about our programs or need help applying, feel free to contact us!

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