Nail Foundations (ESTH 1501)

This course introduces students to the history, trends, and business career opportunities of the nail industry. Students learn personal/public hygiene and professionalism related in the salon and spa. This course covers diseases & disorders of the skin and nails, bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation and disinfection. Students are introduced to all aspects of physiology and anatomy and the related processes and systems of the nail and skin.

Students learn the foundation for manicuring, pedicuring and nail treatments. Areas explored include identifying various shapes of nails, specialized hand and nail treatments, specific massage techniques, nail polish and gel application using UV & LED light, and removing such products without causing damage to the natural nail.
Course code: ESTH 1501
Credits: 9.0
Tuition: $0*
Length: 200.0 hours
Course outline: view https://www.vcc.ca/cfm-files/course-outline.cfm?subject=ESTH&number=1501
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