Manicurist Subjects

Manicures and Pedicures

Students will learn the following techniques and procedures: Water and oil manicures including hand and arm massage, complete pedicure including foot and ankle massage, treatments, sugar scrub treatments. 

Artificial Nails and Wraps

Students will learn how to apply artificial nails including acrylic, liquid and powder brush, artificial nail tips, nail wraps and repairs.

Health & Safety Considerations

The subject of Health and Safety shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Chemistry pertaining to the practices of a manicurist including the chemical composition and purpose of nail care preparations. Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances, including training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.

Disinfection and Sanitation

The subject of Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician.  The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment, with special attention given to pedicure foot spa and basin disinfection procedures detailed in Sections 980.1, 980.2 and 980.3.

State Board Preparation

To ensure students will be well prepared and confident in passing the written State Board examination.

Additional Training: Business and Professionalism

Students will learn communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum record-keeping, client service records and basic tax responsibilities related to independent contractors. Instruction is given in regards to booth rentals, information on employees and employer's duties and rights, as well as strategies to enable client retention.

Graduation & Program Completion Date

Based upon the amount of hours completed per week and per schedule, completion dates can range from 3 to 4 months.