Tutorials are offered by appointment
Booked 2-8 weeks out
S101: Nail Salon Basics & Sanitation
This class is great for non-licensed apprentices or nail techs in training at a salon. This will help students know how to keep themselves and clients safe in the workplace. Students will learn the understanding of pre and post service procedures including consultation techniques. Students will be exposed to the understanding of overhead costs to avoid product waste. Discussions include cross contamination, supply storage, booking and understanding client retention. Students will learn how to perform safe services plus proper disinfection and sanitation procedures. Explaination of the regulations from the DPOR board for Cosmetology with relation to providing nail services.
Recommended for new apprentices, new licensed or unlicensed first working with nails
N101: Basic Manicures
Learn the art of manicures. Students are taught professional polishing techniques and the proper procedures to ensure clients safety/satisfaction during a manicure service. Exposure to types of tools, products, equipment, state violations, ergonomics and the understanding of each service step. Basic skill exposure to cuticle care techniques, hand massage, soaking do/dont, prep for maximum adhesion, professional communication during services, storage etc. No spa services.
Recommended for those with no experience doing manicures. Not helpful to experienced Techs doing manicures.
N102: Basic Pedicures
Learn the art of pedicures. Students are taught professional polishing techniques and the proper procedures to ensure clients safety/satisfaction during a manicure service. Exposure to types of tools, products, equipment, state violations, ergonomics and the understanding of each service step. Basic skill exposure to callus care techniques, foot/lower leg massage, soaking do/dont, professional communication during services, storage etc. Discussion on pedicure chair sanitation and avoiding product waste/contamination. No spa services.
Recommended for those with no experience doing pedicures. Not helpful to experienced Techs doing pedicures.
N103: Advanced Manicure & Pedicures
Learn Advance technique in Manicures and Pedicures. Students are taught advance ergonomics for longer days. Product brand exposures with discussion on cost effectiveness. Exposure to advance tools for faster callus smoothing results. Exposure to spa service upgrades including paraffin (dipping vs. baggging), hot stones, professional massage, types of chairs, drain/water ideas for chair installations, series services, atmosphere with price increasing, time management for increased profits etc.
Recommended for those with some experience doing mani/pedi.
N104: Basic Gel Polishing
This class is for those frustrated with or wanting to learn Soft Gel application. Discussion on different products, proper prep/application techniques, understanding of curing lamps, removals etc.
Recommended for those that have done less than 10 sets of gel polish well or
those with consistant issues
Recommended to bring at least 5 of your own nails to apply gel on with or without artificial product on
S102: Intro to Nail Wraps and Tips
Students interested in learning about how to perform wrap services can also learn tip gluing techniques in this class. Learn wrap application as full sets, fills and repairs. Proper and effective tip application is included.
Recommended for wanting to learn how to apply wraps and tips
A101: Beginner Acrylic Nails
This is a great class for those with no or very little acrylic nail application experience. Students will learn product lines including MMA, preparation for maximum adhesion, ball rations, basic tip application, how to lay acrylic product with various brush sizes, filing techniques and discussion on lifting issues. Product provided but bring a acrylic brush.
Recommended for wanting to learn how to apply acryilc nails with less than 10 set/fills done
A102: Advanced Acrylic Nails
This is a great class for those with acrylic nail application experience but having issues and/or questions. Quick review of beginner acrylics with added training on sculpting, free edge shaping, nail biter application, pink & white, one ball technique, and sealers. Product is provided but recommended to bring your favorite acryilc brush.
Recommended for wanting to learn how to apply acryilc nails with more than 10 set/fills done
A103: Intro to Electric Filing
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 correctly.
Recommended for those first learning how to use a nail drill. Not helpful to
those with advance drill skills.
Recommended to bring at least 1-5 of your own nails done to work on with acrylic on
A104: Intro to Hard Gels
This class is for those frustrated with or wanting to learn Hard Gel application. Discussion on different products, proper prep/application techniques, understanding of curing lamps, removals, laying hard gels, types of hard gels, curing procedures, pricing, service time speed increasing, understanding the durability and fill procedures.
Recommended for those that have done less than 10 sets/fill of hard gels
S103: Basic Nail Art Skills
Learn about nail art. Color theory basics with various art techniques including hand painted art, shadowing, color blocking, ombre, embelishments ahesions, inlays, 3D acrylic basics, etc
Recommended for those wanting to learn basic nail art
S104: Understanding the Nail Salon Business
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. Bring your questions!!
Recommended to those wanting to open a slaon or spa business
State Exam PRACTICAL prep class
Are you already approved and getting ready to take or failed the Virginia State Board PRACTICAL Nail Exam? This class can help you prepare for it if you feel that you are not ready or do not have an understanding of how to take the practical exam. A list of supplies needed at the state exam is provided.
Must be pre-approved to take exams and/or failed a practical exam to take this class. This class does not permit you to take the state exams for licensure. You must pass a state licensed written course and complete state recored hours in a school (or a salon with a DOLI registered apprenticeship from start) to take a nail exam to get licensed.
When are Tutorial Training days?
At this time this is the only location offered in Central Virginia but anyone from any state can attend tutorial classes here. Exam prep classes are recommended only for those taking the state exams in Virginia. The school plans to relocate to Richmond, Virginia sometime around 2022.
We do not work for DPOR. This school is not here to report unlicensed Techs. The instructor wants to help people with understanding the process of following state regulations so feel free to ask any questions without judgement.
The school must legally mention that: 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 easily view. All training apprentices that must post their apprentice card that was personally issued to them by the Department of Labor and Industry representative (after assigning their sponsor) to supervise them until their apprenticeship hours are completed and they are licensed. No one can sell any nail care services without a license POSTED.
Any establishment selling nail, hair, waxing, massage or skin care services MUST have a license posted for EACH staff member selling services. This license must be in a place where customers can easily find it. If a license is not posted for any person selling services then the business can be reported for violation.