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Thursday, February 11, 2010

My 2nd day suppose to be my 4th day!

Today is thursday, the 4th day of the school days and should be my fourth day of my nail tech school too but sad to say it turns out that tuesday and wednesday we had a bad snowy day so the school cancelled the class for two days and I just return today for my "2nd day" of school. I learned the "Basic Manicure Setup" today in school. It is important that the table in sanitary and properly equipped with implements, materials, and the cosmetic products needed to perform the service. Everythingt you need during a service should be at your fingertips. Having an orderly table will save you time and give your client more confidence in your abilities. To setup table, you will use the following procedure:

1. Clean table. Clean the manicure table and drawer with an appropriate or approved disinfectant cleaner.

2. Prepare arm cushion. Wrap your client's arm cushion with a clean terrycloth or disposable towel.

3. Fill disinfectant container. Ensure that your disinfectant container is filled with clean disinfectant solution at least 20 minutes before your first manicure of the day.

4. Place products. Place the professional products that you will use during the service (except polish) on the right side of the table behind your disinfection container (if left-handed, place on left).

5. Place abrasives. PLace the abrasives and buffers of your choice on the table to your right (if left-handed, place on left).

6. Place fingerbowl. Place fingerbowl and brush in the middle or to the left of the table, toward the client.

7. Prepare for waster disposal. Tape or clip a plastic bag to the right side of table (if left-handed, tape to left side).

8. Place polishes. Place polishes to the left (if left-handed, place on right).

9. Prepare drawer. The drawer can be used to store the following items for immediate use: extra cotton or cotton balls in their original container or in a fresh plastic bag, abrasives , buffers, nail polish dryer, and other supplies.

Monday, February 8, 2010

My first day

Today is my first day in school to do the nail tech study. I woke up at 6am in the morning to get ready for the school. When i got in school, I did not got my book today coz they don't have it yet so my intructor told me that i will get my own book tomorrow and then will start the first lesson. I did not have much accomplishments today aside from observing Ashley (she is doing nail tech too). She is so nice to me and she let me borrow her book and read some of the chapter in it. I also had fun watching Ashley while she was doing pedicure on someone that went in the school to ask for pedicures. I found it easy to do and I hope it will be easy when i am already the one working on pedicures soon. I learn something on the stuffs she is using for spa and the whole pedicure process. Well, this is all for now and I am sure there is much to tell you soon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The School

The Bellefonte Academy of Beauty is the school where i am going to study for nail tech. It was founded in December 1994 by William C. Stull, Jr. This main school is located in Russell, KY and has been in continuous operation ever since. In August of 2006 Mr. Stull purchased facilities in Maysville and opened up a branch of Bellefonte Academy of Beauty there. Mr. Stull has practiced cosmetology for over 30 years. He attended the University of Kentucky and Hager Beauty Academy in Lexington, KY and holds a degree in Accounting from Ohio University. He has taught adult education for Ohio University and does continuing education classes approved by the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (based on the school catalog).

What this Blog about?

I just got here in the State last December 22, 2009 to be with my husband. And I decided to study in a beauty school at the near city here for a nail tech course. I am excited to be in school again and learn something new! I will keep this page updated by writing and sharing to you about what I will learn in my nail tech study. I will start my first day in school tomorrow, February 7, 2010. Wish me luck and check out more about nails in my next post.