What is Nail Technology?

With the increase in popularity of really different, creative nails out there a lot of people are thinking about getting into the nail business.

But what does it take to be a successful nail technician?

Many things would go into that equation. Lots of practice, having a teacher and mentor that is highly skilled, offering services that are safe and sanitary. Those are just a few things on the road to success.

One of our very talented instructors, Leslie Ann, doing a demonstration of a classic pink and white gel nail

The first thing you would probably look at is where you can take a nail course. There are a lot out there, but not all are the same. You need to do your research when it comes to finding the course that is right for you. Really break it down and ask a lot of questions in regard to what exactly will be covered in each course, will you need to do additional courses, and how will the educator support you once you are done. Because these Instagram nail guru’s were not born over a weekend, or a month. They spend hours upon hours honing their craft.

Pedicure and nail art by NT student Cassie

Delmar College likes to do things a little differently than most. When we were developing our Nail Technician program we did a lot of industry research, because only a working tech would know whats going on in the world of nails. Also, because we wanted our program to be eligible for student loan funding. This means a lot of work has gone into the development of, what we think is, the most comprehensive Nail Technician program in the province.

We have two campuses! Here are some of the daytime NT students working hard at our Modern Beauty location

Like we mentioned earlier, our program is eligible for student loan funding. It is also a regulated program under Private Vocational Training (PVT). That means that everything we offer you has been approved by the provincial government. It also means that we must report to them in many ways. We are graded on your success.

Above images by NT student Debra

The Nail Technician program is offered over a 7 month period, with a total amount of 432 hours. We can offer our students two different class options:

Two days per week: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


Four evenings per week: Monday to Thursday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This gives our students a lot more options when it comes to work and child care. So what kind of stuff do you learn?

Image courtesy of NT student Cassie. You can check out more of her work on Instagram @esthetics.by.cassie

You will learn about pedicures, manicures, gels, acrylics, gel polish, back-fills, nail drill purchasing, implement and supply purchasing, LOTS of nail art, and 7-months to establish a loyal clientele list! Because we are all about YOU working on real people, so you get lots of time to do that in a supportive, educator-led environment.

We realize our program is longer than other courses you may have seen. But we stand behind that amount of time. We want you to become the next big thing. You need time to do that.

Image courtesy of NT student Cassie

Interested? Have questions? We would love to answer them for you. You can contact our Director of Esthetics, Linda Villeneuve, at 403-264-8055 or by email at lindav@delmarcollege.com. Our next class starts in September!

no gimmicks. just great education



Featured image courtesy of NT student CassieĀ 

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