A friend of mine was trying to figure out her path. I remember her telling me the story of how she came to her profession, and so, I listened as she told her story. Michelle questioned where she saw herself in the next few years and she definitely knew it wasn’t continuing a four-year university. One day, she sat back and pondered how she could get out of the financial situation she was in and make serious income for herself and her son Cody. One of her great talents was making a female look good; Michelle’s second talent was making people feel good about themselves. While grasping her water bottle, a practical idea came to mind. She was always great at keeping her fingernails as well as her toenails beautiful. Michelle reminded herself of this advertisement she read in a beauty magazine and how easy and rewarding it is when becoming a certified nail technician. I finally learned how her journey began.
She looked at the information and reviews at http://NailTechnicianSchools.net. Michelle is a people person, so interaction was not going to be an issue. She learned about what she was going to do. Tidying up and keeping up grooming of a client’s hands and feet. One of the services that as a nail technician would provide are pedicures (feet grooming). The work Michelle knew she would have to do would go above and beyond just making her clients’ toenails and fingernails look beautiful.
Her mother was kind enough to lend her money for the education. In order for her to become a nail technician, she would have to attend a nail academy or cosmetology school. Michelle found an academy not far from her apartment and only a few minutes from Cody’s daycare. She knew that going to a cosmetology school would have taken longer because there, they do not simply teach nails, but hair and makeup. She learned in the classes how to sterilize her tools and the importance of health and safety. The instructors trained her for months and had her practice on real people. Michelle learned about hygiene, massage techniques, how to identify nail infections, and how to keep them healthy. Also, she learned how to do salon management and how to start one’s own nail salon.
Altogether she had to complete 400 hours. It varies from state to state, but it takes between 200 to 800 hours of training before taking the test. It took her over a year before she could take her examination. Although there are online courses for part-time or full-time students, Michelle went for classroom (in-person) courses and full-time, might I add. Today, she works at a spa and has been for about two years. She loves what she does, and her and Cody are able to have more fun thanks to the income. She makes about $25,000 and everyone there loves her. I am glad things have improved for Michelle and her son. You can follow your dreams too if you are willing to do the work and put in the time and effort. The best way is to do it your way.