Nail Technician Schools in San Antonio: The Low-Down on Our New Program
Nail technician can be an exciting new career for those who are passionate about beauty and style, it is your chance to become trained and qualified to become a manicurist or pedicurist and work in salons and spas throughout Texas. In this rewarding career, you will interact with new people every day, help clients look and feel good, and hone your artistic skills.
The Knowledge and Skills You Will Need
- Texas state laws and regulations
- Bacteriology, sanitation, sterilization, and safety measures
- Manicuring and pedicuring procedures
- Artificial nails and nail art
- Preparation and use of professional salon tools and nail products
- Professional practices, salon procedures, and customer service
- Salon management, business planning, and retail operations
- Anatomy for massage techniques.
There are many trade schools to choose from to learn to become a nail technician and lots of exciting career opportunities. Another option to consider is becoming a licensed cosmetologist. Nail Care is typically one section covered in a full out cosmetology program like what is offered at Southern Careers Institute. In addition to Nail Care, Cosmetology programs typically cover Hair Design, Cuts Chemicals and Color, Salon Business Operations, Skin Care, Make Up, Regulations and the science behind the techniques.
They also prepare you to take the State exam to become a Licensed Cosmetologist.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, a manicurist/pedicurist median pay is $24,330 per year and job outlook is expected to grow 10% from 2018-2028. (BLS.gov) A Barber/Hairstylist/Cosmetologist median pay is slightly higher at $24,830 per year and job outlook is expected to grow 8% from 2018-2028. (BLS.gov)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Manicurists and Pedicurists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/manicurists-and-pedicurists.htm (visited September 04, 2019).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm (visited September 04, 2019).