Getting Started In The Nail Industry
If you have decided that you want to become a nail technician and you are ready to take the next step but are feeling a little lost with which way to go next, here are a few helping guides to set you on the right path.
The starting costs when becoming a nail technician may seem a little expensive once you have added up the cost of training and equipment etc but with hard work and determination this initial out lay will soon repay you in the long run.
Your first step should be to decide which type of course suites you best. You should think about what you want to get out of the course and your learning experience. Take a look around at the different training that is available to you in your area and enquire about the courses that are offered which interest you, you are going to be spending a time and money on this course so it is important that you feel confident that the course is right for you. There are lots of nail courses ranging from Foundation Courses, Workshops and One To Ones so it is essential that you enrol on a course which is best suited to. Once you have decided on which course to take you will need to find the Training Centre that offers your chosen course. Don't judge a course by it's price, cheaper course can sometimes end up costing you more so it is essential that you do your research! Here are some of the information you should try and find out:
What qualification will I gain at the end of this course and is it industry recognised? Do your research and ensure you are putting your trust into a high quality training programme. Make sure that the qualification you will be working towards is industry recognised and will allow you to gain full insurance. Find out if the company offering the training have had their courses approved by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology) or The Guild of Beauty Therapists. These organisations check the credentials of their members courses to ensure they are offering the highest standard of training and service giving you further piece of mind that the company and courses are industry recognised.
The reputation of the training centre The internet is a great way to find out what kind of reputation a company has. Do some searches on the course and company you are looking at, what are the results? Have other people who have used the company been satisfied? How do they feel about their training and would they recommend using this company.
What nail products are used on the course? Check out the reputation of the nail products, you don't want to spend a lot of money on training to then find out that the products you are using are not the best quality. Poor quality products can lead to problems and end up costing you more money in the long run so do your research. Try speaking to other nail technicians to see what products they are using and what they think of them. A great resource for speaking to other nail technicians are through online forums and social network sites.
What is included with the price? Do you get any products with included with the price or will you need to buy them? What training manuals and text books are included? Make sure you know exactly what you are getting for your money and beware of any hidden costs.
Speak to the Training Centre Do the staff seem friendly and helpful?
What Qualifications do the trainers have? Find out how much salon and industry experience your educator has, you do not want to take your training with someone who has next to no experience.
Find out if there is any on-going help and support after course? You should choose to take your training with someone who offers to continue to give you help and support after you have qualified with them.
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