Looking for part-time nail tech program in NYC
April 19, 2012 8:33 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a part-time nail technician program in NYC to learn more about doing manicures and pedicures. I don't know yet if I want to give it all up and become a nail tech, so advice/good things to know/don't do it types of feedback is welcome as well.

So I LOVE doing my own nails and would like to learn more about possibly becoming a nail tech. I'd love to go through a certification program and get my state license, but all the programs I've seen are 6 to 8 weeks straight through. I don't have that much vacation time to do that, so I'd like something that is part time evenings and weekends, if possible. Are there any such nail tech programs in NYC? I really couldn't afford to take a leave of absence from work to indulge my fancy nail habit.

I'd also like to hear any advice or cautionary tales from nail techs. What should I know before going into this?
posted by Fuego to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You might be interested in reading the CDC's nail tech workplace safety information.
posted by jocelmeow at 12:56 PM on April 19, 2012

I found this place in Queens that has a nail tech program with day, weekend, and evening class schedules. They might be able to direct you to other programs if they don't have what you're looking for.
posted by jabes at 2:38 PM on April 19, 2012

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