Nail Courses

Become a Nail Technician with the Right Courses

All one has to do is follow current social media trends to realise one thing: nail technicians are in demand. Just about every mall in South Africa has a beauty salon with a nail-bar offering an extensive range of services to decorate the fingers of their eager customers.

Luckily, here at Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School, we offer internationally accredited nail courses. With our nail courses, we aim to teach you all the best techniques, tricks, and trade secrets, so that you can begin your career as a nail technician with confidence. If you are considering becoming a nail technician, or simply want to improve the skills you already have, we have compiled a list of the most sought-after traits and skills a nail technician can have.

A Passion for People

A nail technician comes into contact with new people each day. This means you need to be able to adapt to different personalities, and also enjoy the new and interesting characters you encounter. This is not a job for someone who dislikes meeting new people and socialising. While most nail courses can teach you the technical aspects of this profession, a love for people usually comes naturally for successful nail techs.


A quick look at some nail art videos will make you aware of the level of creativity it takes to impress clients. A creative nail technician will always have an advantage in the industry. At the end of the day, detail-oriented creativity is what is going to fulfil your client’s needs. Creativity not only requires you to be able to come up with nail designs, but also to make split-second decisions and understand colour theory.

Being Client-Friendly

Being client-friendly involves exceptional interpersonal skills, such as polite professionalism, listening, and attentiveness to the needs of the client. It also includes basic principles, such as maintaining excellent personal hygiene standards, keeping your workspace clean, and presenting a tidy overall appearance.

Staying Relevant

The square-tipped French manicure blew up in the 90s and, for a long time, seemed destined to reign supreme. Today, nails can be any shape from “stiletto” to “squoval”, and you can choose any design to go along with it. A good nail technician is able to stay relevant by following social media trends and completing nail courses that keep up with current nail technology.

Face to Face Beauty & Make-up Design School offers nail courses in their Styling & Aesthetics Technology course, as well as a short beauty course for manicures and pedicures. Contact us today for more information about taking a course that is right for you.

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