Offering nail care services for financial compensation without the required state license is a criminal offense subject to prosecution as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Anyone selling nail care services in Virginia must have a license posted for customers to view including all training apprentices or they can be reported for violation.
Learn a subject about nails. These tutorials do not lead to getting a license as it is just a 2-3 hour training class.
Nail Salon Basics & Sanitation T301
This course is great for apprentices or nail techs in training to keep your clients and salon safe. With this course they will be better prepared to offer services in your salon. Understanding of client retention and relations. Understand the nail salon atmosphere, learn safety procedures.
Learn the basics of Manicuring with exposure to tools, supplies and equipment. Understand state violations and ergonomics. Discussion on how to perform safe services plus proper disinfection and sanitation procedures. Understanding of safe service procedures. Explaination of the regulations from the DPOR board for cosmetology relating to providing nail services.
Recommended for new licensed or unlicensed first working with nails
Advance Manicure & Pedicure T302
Learn the art of Manciuring and Pedicuring. Understand state violations, proper
form and filing techniques. Professional polishing tutorial. Time saving options, effective callus removal techniques. Discussion on spa services including products. Understand sanitation procedures,
state violations, proper form and filing techniques. Professional lasting polishing tutorial. Understanding client comfort, time saving options and effective callus treatment. Massage techniques.
Discussion on spa services including pedicure products.
Experience with some manicures and pedicures required
Not helpful for those that have done mani/pedis for a long time
Intro to Electric Filing T303
Learn how to properly use a drill. Discussion on sanding bands verses carbide bits.
This technique is a MUST for all nail techs to stay competitive in todays industry! Don't fear the drill, your customers will desire you and appreciate the rare Techs that know how to use a drill
Recommended for those first learning how to use a nail drill
Intro to Gel Polishing T304
Are you frustrated with Soft Gel Polish application when using products like
Shellac*, OPI Gelcolor*, Gelish*, etc? Discussion on the different products out there so you don't have to spend a fortune on trying them all. Proper application techniques and tricks plus
problem solving questions answered. Removal techniques and minor discussion on gel powder products.
Recommended to those that have done less than 20 sets of gel polish or for those really struggling with the service and having serious issues.
*Not a representative for these companies, not trying to sell or promote their products during the tutorial.
Intro to Nail Art T305
Learn how to do nail art! Offer more to make more money with your clients. Understand basic color theory. Learn various basic art techniques to make more money with your nail care services. Recommended to those new to nail art.
Recommended to those wanting to try out nail art for the first time
Beginner Acrylics T306
This is for those that have never really applied acrylic nails. Learn the basics of acrylic application. Understanding of filing, adhesion, tip application and proper ball ratios.
Recommended for those with very little acrylic nail experience
Advance Acrylics T307
So you can apply acrylic but it's not the best and sometimes you have issues, this
class is for you. Tutorial about the different Acrylic products. Review of multiple color techniques. Discussion on how to compete against discount nail salons.
Experience with Acrylic application required
Recommended for those struggling with acrylic nail services
Introduction to Nail Salon Business T308
Learn more about the salon business especially if you are interested in owning your
own salon. Figure out what beauty business is your fit: salon, spa, single staffed, ect. Discussion on understanding the responsiblities of ownership and the pros/cons of expansion including
incorporating. Exposure to nail product brands and suppliers. Understanding Self-Employment in the salon industry including slow & busy seasons. Optional understanding of salon business
management, staffing, marketing options (including online) and financial responsibility & obligations. Understanding Profit and Loss in the salon industry. Discussion on the available appointment
scheduling options today, POS and credit card acceptance, etc related to salon business. Don't invest into opening a salon business without knowing the pros & cons of self employment plus what to
and what not to do based on your goals and limitations.
Recommended to those wanting to open a salon or spa buisness
State Board Practical Preparation T309
Approved already and getting ready to take the Virginia State Board Practical Nail Exam? Or did you fail the practical exam. We can help you prepare for it if you feel that you are not ready or an understanding of how to take the practical exam. We will also provide a list of supplies needed at the state practical exam.
Must be pre-approved to take exams and/or failed a practical exam
When are Lab days?
These Lab Training classes are made by appointment based on instructor availability. Book 15-30 days ahead for the best times. Multiple Labs are usually taken on a Sun or Mon between 9am-7pm. Single Labs are available Mon-Wed between 9am-4pm. Thur & Fri 9-4 openings are rare and vary each month. Saturdays are available at different times in the year. Lab training is not offered online at this time.