Nail Design Program
The Nail Program consists of 300 hours of instructional units and clinical practice. The subject matter is listed below:
- State Laws, rules and regulations for cosmetology and hairstyling and administrative shop operations
- Professional image, hygiene, and related practices
- Decontamination and infection control
- Manicuring and pedicuring
- Diseases and disorders of the nail
- Anatomy of the hand, arm, foot and leg
- Nail tips and extensions
- Nail wraps
- Nail gels
- Sculptured nails
- Nail art
- The skin and it’s diseases
- Removal of unwanted hair
- First aid
- Chemicals and chemistry relating to products
Students enrolled in the Nail Program spend the first 150 hours training in both theory and practical subjects in the classroom. During the second half of the course students transition to working on the floor of our Nail Studio. The Nail Studio is open to the public and students perform nail services under the supervision of licensed nail design in New Jersey educators.
A comprehensive OPI kit and textbook package is issued to all students. The kit consists of files and implements, adhesives, acrylic application, nail polish, gel color starter kit, a cold wax kit, and a 36 watt UV light. The kit is packed in a durable carrying case that holds everything securely in place and has wheels for easy transportation.
The Nail Program is enhanced with the addition of field trips and guest artists. Students are invited to attend the International Beauty Show is New York City each year. Trips are planned also to beauty supply stores and nail salons. Guests artist have performed demonstrations on nail art, speed waxing, and facial threading (hair removal).
Students are trained in building and maintaining professional relationships, networking, client rapport and job search strategies. PB offers job placement services to all of its graduates. Students are encouraged to build a portfolio and resume on StyleSeat.com.
Coursework on retailing is an important part of the curriculum. Retailing is recommending and providing the best products for client purchase. Many salons pay a commission ranging from 8%-15% of the nail technician’s total retail sales. Students are taught the features and benefits of professional product and strategies for motivating buyers.