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How to Become a Qualified Nail Technician in 5 easy steps

With the increasing level of competition in the Southern African Nail Industry, it is becoming more important for nail technicians to be well educated and highly skilled if they want to build successful careers and businesses.

If you’re interested in becoming a nail technician, investing in education means investing in yourself. With  all the hype around using “the best products”, accredited vs non-accredited training, and the huge differences in pricing across the board, it can be tough to make the right call…

We have good news: With NailArtiste, finding the perfect balance just became a lot easier!

Based on the standard North American Nail Technology curriculum, NailArtiste’s programme is far more intensive than most courses available in Southern Africa. Simply put, it is the ideal complement to any professional product’s brand education.

We include extra course content that you simply won’t get anywhere else!

You get to learn all the important the detailed theory online, at your own pace on a pay-as-you go basis, before you even buy your kit or set foot in a classroom. Once you have that crucial theoretical knowledge, you will go on to learn how to do nails with your favourite products under the guidance of a professional brand educator.

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Most nail courses offer only product training. The NailArtiste programme is one of only a handful that goes beyond that and includes everything  you see in the below infographic:

Why do I need both theoretical education to become a nail technician?

  • Theory – gives you the low down on how everything works:
    • when it’s safe to work on a client,
    • when to refer to a doctor,
    • what chemicals are typically used in nail care products,
    • how they work
    • and much more.

In a nutshell, all the technical information that there often isn’t enough time to teach in a few days on a short course. If you don’t know the theory, you can never better your practical skills no matter what product line you use.

  • Practical Education– outlines the steps of the services and product application according to a product manufacturer’s specific instructions. You need to know how use the specific product you choose correctly. Practical training with an instructor gives you the opportunity to get hands on training; while your case studies allow you to practice and refine your techniques before you work on clients.

Think of theory as the cake, and your practical training as the icing. Both cake and icing are good on their own, but they’re even better when they’re put together…

Choose to be an exceptional nail technician!

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