Ms.Deneen Jones –  Nail  Instructor Ms. Deneen

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Are you interested in Accredited Nail Care class at Victory Career College? read below if this is for you!
Manicures and pedicures have grown in popularity over the past five thousand years, producing ever increasing styles and designs. The number of specialties that a student at nail school must take, and general nail curriculum requirements, has grown as well. A manicure has evolved from simply shaping fingernails and applying a little nail polish to include massages, treatments, and modern applications of designs. A nail student must learn the following non-exclusive list of topics in order to stay current.

Acrylic Liquid and Powder Brush on Nails

Acrylic liquid and powder are mixed together to produce acrylic nails. Cutting them down to size, shaping, proper application, correct removal, and better preservation are all topics to be covered in nail school. Acrylic nails can have several advantages and disadvantages that a manicurist should know. Some clients will love having stronger nails that are easy to paint, while other clients will not be so keen on them looking ?fake.? A manicurist can help guide a client?s decision to or not to get acrylic nails. As a manicure student, manicurists learn how to properly remove acrylic nails so that it does not cause skin problems.

Nail Tips

Nail tips have become a form of art in some manicurist circles. Acrylic tips can be attached to natural nails, and painted in colorful designs and patterns. The acrylic nail tips are a mixture of liquid and powder resin forming a paste, smoothed, dried, and hardened into a natural looking nail. A manicurist will further file and buff this new dry nail, and then apply polish with either a brush or airbrush. Airbrushing is often used to apply a design or to create French tips.

Nail Wraps and Repairs
A manicurist will learn how to repair broken nails with nail wraps and other methods. Nail wraps to protect fragile nails and to repair splitting areas will be particularly useful for those with delicate nails.

Nail Art

Some manicures include mini paintings, complicated designs, small decals, or imitation jewels. Nails have become a tiny canvas for art designs and some manicurists may choose to specialize in this area.

Water & Oil Manicures

Hot water manicures are the norm. Hot oil manicures nourish hands and nails with moisturizing oil. This is particularly good for those with dry brittle hands and nails.


Similar to manicures, pedicures work to improve the appearance of the nails on the feet. While pedicures include cosmetic treatment, they can also help prevent nail disorders and diseases. Typically, a pedicure will include similar services as a manicure, in addition to rubbing off the bottoms of the feet with a pumice stone. Another common service is lower leg care in the form of depilation, granular exfoliation, and a short lower leg massage. Since the year 2000, pedicures in particular have exploded in popularity across the United States. Increasingly, clients will expect specialized pedicures such as spa, paraffin, stone, French, mini, athletic, and flavored. For nail care students, it is important to know these different pedicure techniques, as well as the different solutions and chemicals used to cleanse and soak feet.


All good nail care and nail art begins with good sanitation. Improper sanitation at nail salons, such as not using sterilized instruments or reusing foot bath water, has created and spread bacteria and fungus infections in the past. A nail school will begin with good sanitation methods and practices as a foundational course for all future nail care work.