This course introduces advanced techniques of artificial nails. Emphasis is placed on the procedures for applying nail tips, liquid and powder acrylic, and UV & LED gel. Students learn to apply sculptured nails over a nail form and over an artificial tip to meet client needs, and safe removal of acrylic and gel overlay. Students practice and complete basic and advanced nail art techniques, free hand painting, application of gems, foiling, stripping tape, gold leaf, and 3D nail art. Students also learn career and salon management skills and business planning relating to daily operations and promotional salon events.
During a one-week supervised practicum, students are introduced to a professional spa/nail salon setting that allows them to observe, practice, and perform manicures, pedicures, and artificial nails in a professional setting.
Course code: ESTH 1502
Length: 200.0 hours
PrerequisitesESTH 1501 Nail Foundations with a minimum 70% grade or equivalent
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.