Online Class: How to Manicure

This course gives comprehensive information about keeping natural nails healthy and beautiful, and all the essentials about the chemistry, application and care of artificial nails


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Course Description

The practice of manicuring is a worldwide fashion statement.  If you're putting a chunk of your paycheck into beauty products, manicures and pedicures, you may want to save precious dollars by learning to do your own mani-pedi.  How to Manicure gives comprehensive information about keeping natural nails healthy and beautiful, and all the essentials about the chemistry, application and care of artificial nails

After learning about the risks and rewards of a professional nail salon, you'll know what to look for when selecting a salon and nail technician.  Your personal manicure kit will become your best ally, whether you manicure at a salon or decide to fatten your wallet by doing the manicures yourself.  Nail products are at a whole new level, and you'll discover the latest manicure products and tools to get the job done on a professional scale. 

Feet need love too.  Last years sandals will look brand new after you complete the steps to a perfect pedicure.   Foot problems can cast a cloud on a perfect day.  How to Manicure helps you deal with common foot problems and practical home remedies and cures for relief.

Take the anxiety out of manicuring the "other hand" when you learn the tips to professionally apply that perfect shade of polish.  How to Manicure takes the mystery out of hand and nail care, pedicures, artificial nails, problem nails and, nail diseases and infections, with emphases on self-maintenance.  Take a good look at your nails.  Do you need to home manicure?  Find all you need to know about home manicuring in this How to Manicure course.
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  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: History Really Does Repeat Itself

Besides owning two good ears and listening skills, manicurists are licensed Nail Care Specialists (or Nail Technicians) who treat the hands and feet. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Home Manicure Techniques

You may already have some of your manicure tools on hand. If not, purchase what you need for your home manicure. Additional lesson topics: Healthy Manicures 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Steps To a Perfect Manicure

Inspect your manicure kit for all the tools and supplies you'll need for your home manicure. Include a clean, folded hand towel to rest your hands on while manicuring. Additional lesson topics: Manicure at Home 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: What Nails Say About You and Your Health

Nails are made of a tough fibrous tissue called Keratin. One of the body's strongest tissues can still become weak, break or grow too slowly due too infections or chemical exposure. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Nail Polish and Trends

If you must use a nail hardener, don't use it regularly. It makes good sense to apply it only to the tip of the nails where cracking, chipping and peeling occur. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What's Your Favorite?
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Are Artificial Nails For You?

Before you decide on the type of artificial nails you want, talk to a manicurist and ask if she is skilled in the application of artificial nails, and how long she has been a manicurist. You want an expert. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Home Pedicures

Busy men and women who are constantly on the move often neglect to care for their feet. Additional lesson topics: How to Care for Your Feet and Toenails 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Home Mani-Pedi Vs. a Salon Mani-Pedi

Remember, licensing doesn't mean safe. The main complaints are poor hygiene, shoddily done manicures and poor customer service. Additional lesson topics: Pedicure Types; Salon Safety 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Germ Patrol
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Organic Nail Lotions and Potions

Organic or home remedies are great ways to save money and rid oneself of the harmful chemicals found in today's cosmetics and lotions. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Tools of the Trade

With all the gadgets to pick from, you can personalize your home treatment to include a manicure, pedicure and a steam facial. Additional lesson topics: Rated 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Pocket Change
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: What to Expect From a Beauty School

If you enjoy working with your hands and consider yourself, literally, a hands on people person, a career as a manicurist may be just what you need to reboot yourself and learn a new career. 508 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe home manicure techniques.
  • Describe steps to a perfect manicure.
  • Summarize what nails say about you and your health.
  • Describe nail polish and trends.
  • Determine whether artificial nails are for you.
  • Describe home pedicures.
  • Identify organic nail lotions and potions.
  • Describe tools of the trade.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I would like to thank Universal Class for providing this service, and the teacher to guide us through it." -- Darnell B.
  • "The videos were most helpful to me." -- Jodie D.
  • "All parts were helpful. Enjoyed it all." -- Marilyn J.
  • "It was very organized and easy to follow. I loved these courses." -- Andrea P.
  • "I was very interested in the entire course, got all kinds of information from each lesson." -- Dorothy M.
  • "I honestly believed that the instructor did a marvelous job. I was very impressed with the course material and tutorials." -- Rosa B.
  • "The class lessons and the information given in it were most helpful to me." -- Sharvari K.
  • "Content of course, material offered was great." -- Andrea M.

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