Did You Know More People Are Seeing Nail Techs?

With celebrities, social media influencers, and other content creators constantly showing off the latest and greatest beauty trends, it’s no surprise that the beauty industry is on the rise. With more people interested in finding their own look and style, different career options are becoming increasingly popular. One such profession is nail technician. With more people seeing these beauty professionals every year, more people are also interested in becoming nail techs.

Bellus Academy offers programs for aspiring nail techs, including nail technology and spa nails, at campuses in Poway and Chula Vista, CA, as well as Manhattan, KS. Here, we explore this exciting and innovative career and why it’s becoming so popular.

What Is a Nail Tech?

Nail techs are trained professionals who offer a variety of services for the nails, hands, and feet. The position involves accuracy, precision, and attention to detail. As a nail tech, you’ll help clients find the styles and looks they’ll love while providing safe and friendly services. The career requires a nice mix of innovation, customer interaction, and general hygiene and grooming habits.

There are many duties a nail tech may complete each day, including:

  • Performing manicures and pedicures
  • Offering hand and foot massages
  • Applying artificial nails
  • Moisturizing the hands or feet
  • Promoting products for nail and skin care
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Sanitizing equipment
  • Cleaning your workspace

Why Is the Job on the Rise?

The increase in social media marketing has led to a growth in the beauty industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nail tech jobs are projected to grow 9% through 2032. Jobs like manicurists and pedicurists are seeing a consistent flow of clients hoping to enhance their look with the hottest trends.

These jobs allow you to explore your creativity and work with the latest products to create beautiful-looking nails your clients will love. Not only will you get a sense of pride looking at your work, but helping a customer feel confident and excited about their nails is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job. The career also provides a nice work-life balance and generally involves a low-stress work environment.

Another great aspect of the job is flexibility when it comes to your work environment. You can get a job working at a salon and spa, nail bar, vacation resort, or on a cruise ship. If you’ve built up a large list of clients, you can run your own business and offer your services on-site.

Lastly, life as a nail tech comes with the bonus that you’ll often get to know your customers. Many clients enjoy chatting with technicians, so you get a chance to know people.

How To Become a Nail Tech

There are a few steps you’ll need to take to become a nail tech. First, you need to graduate from high school or earn a GED. Then you’ll need to enroll in a program. You’ll learn about hygiene, anatomy, chemistry, and customer relations. Program lengths vary depending on the state’s license requirements. At our Kansas campus, the nail tech program involves day classes and runs for 10 weeks. At our California campuses, we offer the spa nails program, which takes approximately 5 to 6 months to complete. Students can take day or night classes with these programs in CA, depending on what works best for their schedules. 

After completing the program, you must complete your exam, which contains both written and practical sections to indicate all you’ve learned. Once you’ve passed the exam and earned your license, you’ll need to keep up with continuing education courses and hone your skills over the years.

Consider the Courses at Bellus Academy

When you’re ready to explore becoming a nail tech, consider the programs offered by Bellus Academy. Our Manhattan, KS, location provides a program on nail technology, while our Chula Vista and Poway, CA, locations offer a spa nails program. You’ll get the advanced training you need to begin your journey toward a career as a nail tech.

At Bellus Academy, our award-winning instructors help students learn the proper techniques, and students access the latest equipment for learning. We also help you understand the business aspects behind the industry and provide student equipment kits, helping you prepare for licensure. For courses that involve a mix of online and onsite, hands-on learning, students receive iPads for accessing the student portal.  We can also assist students who qualify in finding financial aid. Apply now if you’re ready to get started on the path toward your career.

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