How to Become a Nail Technician


What is a Nail Technician?

Nail Technicians, Manicurists, and Pedicurists are professionals who specialize in beautification, and maintenance of nails.


What does a Nail Technician job description look like?

Nail Technicians, Manicurists, and Pedicurists, once licensed, may perform duties such as clean, shape, polish and decorate the fingernails and toenails of clients. In addition, they can also perform duties such as schedule client appointments, operate cash registers to accept payment from clients, update and maintain client information, and keep their workstation and tools clean and sanitized.  They may also advise clients on nail care and use of products and colors as well as promote and sell nail care products.


What are the requirements for nail technician license?

It’s always best to check the requirements in the state in which you want to work.   Requirements may vary state to state.  For those who wish to become a licensed Manicurist in the State of Michigan, candidates will have to meet requirements which include (but are not limited to) obtaining the necessary training and passing the licensure exams.  In Michigan, candidates who wish to pursue a Manicuring license must complete no less than 400 hours of training either in a licensed school of cosmetology or as an apprentice for not less than 6 months in a licensed cosmetology establishment where manicuring is practiced.  In addition, candidates in the State of Michigan will need to take and pass a practical and theory exam.  For additional information on how to become a licensed manicurist in the State of Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Board of Cosmetology website.


How long does it take to become a Manicurist or Nail Technician?

The length of time it will take to become a Manicurist or Nail Technician will be based on a number of factors, including how quickly you complete your training and pass the licensing exams.  It isn’t unreasonable, however, for someone who wants to become a Manicurist or Nail Technician to train for their new career and become licensed in under a year.  You’ll also want to make sure you’re aware of any other requirements set forth by the state in which you wish you work.  For additional information on how to become a licensed Manicurist in the State of Michigan, you can visit the Michigan Board of Cosmetology website.

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The Dorsey School of Beauty Manicuring program


What topics are covered in the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor?

The Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI offers instruction in both a traditional classroom setting as well as a hands-on environment by way of the student salon at Dorsey School of Beauty. Students enrolled in the Manicuring program will be exposed to a variety of topics including (but not limited to):

 

  • History of the Nail Profession
  • Life Skills and Professional Communication
  • Infection Control
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Skin and Nails
  • Nail Diseases and Disorders
  • Electric Filing Nail Tips and Wraps
  • Monomer Liquid and Polymer Powder Nail Enhancements and UV Gels
  • Nail Repair
  • Nail Art
  • Shop Management
  • and more…!

 

Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI operates a fully functioning salon where Senior Students in the Manicuring program (while supervised) can practice and apply the skills they have learned throughout their program on members of the public, who may be charged for the services rendered by students. This hands-on experience affords students the opportunity to continue to enhance their skills while gaining exposure to real-world occupational settings that Manicurists may be exposed to once licensed and working in the field.

 


How long is the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor?

The Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor is a 400 hour program that is designed to be completed in just 15-weeks of contact time. Actual completion time may vary student to student.

 


Will the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor prepare me for licensure?

The Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is designed to prepare students to go on to challenge a licensure exam.

 


What is the tuition for the Manicuring program?

The tuition and fees for the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI can be accessed by visiting our Student Consumer Information page.

 


How can I enroll in the Manicuring program?

If you’d like to enroll in the Manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI, you may request information on our website or contact the campus directly at (866) 305-0404.

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