• Do you have an interest in cosmetology, running a business or just enjoy getting creative? Then explore the Nail Tech program at Hall-McCarter Education Center! Seniors have the opportunity to learn how to perform a variety of services, including manicures, pedicures, gel, acrylic and paraffin wax treatments while operating a salon that's open to the public. At the end of the program students can test for their state license and go straight to work after graduation, continue on to cosmetology school or work part-time will pursuing a college degree.

    Fall Semester

    From August to mid-October students study the following areas:

    • Gel polish
    • Acrylic nail sets
    • Nail art design
    • Basic and spa manicures
    • Basic and spa pedicures
    • Client communications
    • Business marketing
    • Customer service delivery

    The salon opens towards the end of October and students begin taking on clients while continuing to cover the necessary areas of study for their license.


    Spring Semester

    The spring semester is focused on increasing skills with nail tech services through the salon. Some of the services students provide include:

    • Basic and spa manicures
    • Gel polish manicures and pedicures
    • Full set acrylics
    • Fill and back fill
    • Nail dip manicure
    • Nail dip with extension
    • Basic and spa pedicures
    • Polish changes
    • Nail repair
    • Nail art
    • Acrylic removal
    • Paraffin wax treatment

    Woman getting her nails painted