Acrylic nails are the hardest nails to achieve. You can easily do pedicures & manicures, as well as gel extensions.
However, acrylics are the most time-consuming as well as the priciest nails to ask for when at a nail salon.
If you wish to become a nail tech make sure that you have these skills:
- Eager to learn
- Good dexterity skills
It is also recommended that you have a good posture and no back issues. A nail tech will work several hours per day, so make sure that you are comfortable with sitting in a chair and leaning your head downwards, a lot.
You will master the art of acrylic nails as a final step in most of your beauty salons and nail courses.
At first, you may struggle a bit with education and some basics. However, this is why it is recommended that you:
- Invest in a practice sheet
- Practice on your friends or family (or even yourself)
- Purchase high-quality acrylics
- Get yourself an electric file
- Take your time
Everyone’s speed is different. However & in most cases, this is what you can expect from your acrylics:
Full set ( with tips or overlay) will take you 45 minutes to 1 hour
Full set (sculpted clear) will take you 1 hour
Full set (sculpted p&w) takes around 90 minutes
Rebalance: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Fill: 30 minutes to 45 minutes
CPBA offers free employment advice and guidance to their nail technician learners. They also offer free nail courses and work placement