Hello nail care week! Caring for my nails is a very high priority on my life list. I’ve been doing my nails for years, practicing to get better with each manicure and pedicure I gave myself. I love learning the exact manicure procedure, so I can improve my skills. We also learn a lot about sanitation, and it’s amazing how you view the world a bit different after learning it. Noticing the small things that go completely overlooked by a lot of people; simply washing your hands, dropping things on the floor and reusing it, double dipping, sneezing/coughing on their hands and touching another person and overall considering “what did that touch” and asking yourself “is that sanitary.” It’s a very important part of the beauty industry because I don’t think anyone would like someone sneezing-coughing-smoking-scratching-eating then applying your makeup or starting your hair service. Yuck! Wash your hands as often as possible :)
Today, after a day of theory yesterday, we finally had the chance to put our nail equipment to good use. We learned how to do a basic manicure; the photos below are of Tracy doing my manicure. As usual when learning a new skill Ms. B, our teacher, does a demo for us before we start working. She also gives us a procedure list to follow while performing the manicure. I’m one for taking a day each week to give myself a manicure and this is a perfect manicure for someone would come regularly for a nail service. Would you go for a manicure biweekly if it was a good price? And what do you think a reasonable price is for a manicure?
This is what we call “state board red” when we go to take our state boards we will have to paint a fake hand with red nail polish. I’m sure I will have many more colors are on my nails before the end of the week. We will be doing more advanced manicures, pedicures, and a nail art competition Friday. Have I mentioned how much I love the nail program :)
Thought of the day: “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” – Danny Kaye
Now go paint your nails :)