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Many states require that nail technicians be high school
graduates, although a few states require only an eighth- or
tenth-grade education. If you are interested in becoming a nail
technician, consider taking health and anatomy classes in high
school. These classes will give you a basis for understanding skin
and nail conditions. Since many nail technicians are self-employed,
you may benefit from taking business classes that teach you how a
successful business is run. Take art classes, such as painting,
drawing, or sculpting, which will allow you to work with your hands
and develop a sense of color and design. Finally, do not forget to
take English or communication classes. These courses will help you
hone your speaking and writing skills, which you will need
when dealing with the public. Some high schools with vocational
programs may offer cosmetology courses. Such courses may include
the study of bacteriology, sanitation, and mathematics. These
specialized courses can be helpful in preparing students for their
future work. You will need to check with your high school about the
availability of such a vocational program.
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