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Learn top trends in nail art and nail enhancements at VCC

Posted on February 28, 2022

Manicurist applying nail art with paintbrush

Vancouver Community College's (VCC) Nail Technology program designed to meet the rising demand for manicures and pedicures for all genders. The four-month, full-time certificate program is accepting applications now for May 2022 – seats are limited and no experience is required.

"Nail spas are recruiting and training employees to keep up with the newest trends,” says VCC Nail Technology program assistant Gabriela Silva Paula. “VCC Nail Technology grads will be industry-ready and have many career choices from working in a busy spa to owning their own businesses."

With social media-fuelled beauty trends spreading faster than ever, nail spa clients are looking for trained technologists to recreate the latest nail enhancements. According to VCC’s industry insiders, these include metallic nails, holograph-inspired, double French tip, and animal prints.

And the jobs don’t stop at neighbourhood nail salons. "There are lots of employment opportunities in the spa industry as a manicure, pedicure, or nail care specialist, but also retail jobs in beauty supply companies or even in the film industry," says Gabriela.

Three manicure trend samples

For students and grads from VCC’s Esthetics and Spa Therapy program who have already received a full introduction to manicure, pedicure and gel polish, the Nail Technology certificate is an excellent option for those looking to expand their skills and specialize in nail art and other enhancements.

Learn the latest in nail art trends and tools. Register now for VCC's Nail Technology program.