Starting a career in the beauty industry is a great way to express your talents in a creative, exciting and professional environment. You’ll be working in salons with people who share your interests in helping craft their customer’s unique expression of style and beauty.
Personal appearance workers enjoy keeping up on the latest fashion and beauty techniques, and often develop their beauty technician skills by attending training workshops and classes at salons, cosmetology schools, or industry trade shows. The beauty product industry also works closely with beauty specialists by introducing them to a wide range of beauty products and services. As retail sales become an increasingly important part of salons’ revenue, the ability to be an effective salesperson and beautician provides another means of generating income on top of beauty service fees and tips.
Successful personal appearance workers should have an understanding of fashion, art, and technical design. They should enjoy working with the public and be willing and able to follow client instructions. Communication, image, and attitude play an important role in career success, and business skills are important for those who plan on operating their own salons.
An education at Top Nails & Beauty School provides a foundation of experience and training that covers all of these important areas.
Learn from Experienced Cosmetologists
At Top Nails & Beauty School, our educators are practicing in the field or owned salons and spas. This helps them stay current with the changes of the industry as well as keeping our students informed of the latest development in the career choices and expectations of salon owners.
Receive Extensive Drill Training
Drill training is important to nail technicians to keep up with the fast pace of society. Our students will have over 100 hours of drill experience before graduating from our school.
Create Nail Art
Color glitter, pink and white, and nail art designs through hand-paint or airbrush are some of the most popular services you will perform in the field. Our students will be able to perfect these skills prior to graduation. We offer our students life time support in learning the latest techniques and technologies even after graduation.
Practice on Real Customers
Our school has a great reputation in the community and has a large customer base. Our students have many opportunities to practice on real customers before graduating. These opportunities prepare our students for a secure and professional career.
- Cosmetology Instructor
- Master Esthetics
- Permanent Cosmetics
- A high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Documentation that student is above the age of compulsory school attendance.
- For those students who do not have a high school diploma or GED, there is the option of being admitted on the basis of his or her ability to benefit from the training, according to the NACCAS Ability to Benefit Policy (view policy as PDF). These students must successfully pass the CPT. Student admitted with an ability-to-benefit test are not eligible to receive Title IV aid.
Theory classes are scheduled for the first two hours, Monday through Friday. Additional theory requirements are satisfied based on computer-based self-assessment type tests to evaluate theory knowledge. Saturday there are no classes, and only the clinic is available.
Full time student schedule is from 9 to 5 or from 12 to 8 (maximum of an 8-hour day).
Part time student schedule is Monday – Friday 9-12, 1-4, 5-8, or Saturday 9 – 6.
- School is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 7pm.
- The school is closed on all major holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Utah Pioneer Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- School may be closed up to 10 additional days for instructor’s CE program and educational work days.
Students are required to maintain an average of 70% in all areas to be in satisfactory standing.
Theory: Quizzes and final exam
Practical: Phases and sanitation practices
Grading Scale: 90-100% Excellent, 80-89% Good, 70-80% Satisfactory, 0-69% Unsatisfactory
Performance improvement may be suggested whenever the school personnel believe that a student’s performance is less than satisfactory and can be resolved through adequate training and/or counseling. Corrective counseling is completely at the discretion of the school. The school expressly reserves the right to discharge “at will.” Even if corrective counseling is implemented, it may be terminated at any step at the discretion of school personnel. Instructors, at their sole discretion, may warn, reassign, suspend, or discharge any student at will. The instructor, with assistance of the Administrator, will determine the course of action best suited to the circumstances.
To graduate from Top Nails & Hair Beauty School, students need must fulfill their total program hour requirement, complete all testing with a minimum of 70% GPA and meet all financial obligations to the school. Graduating students receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of their program.
Job Placement and Career Counseling
Top Nails & Hair Beauty School assists but does not guarantee job placement for our graduates. While you are a student, job postings will be posted on the educational/job bulletin board. Any student interested in a position may contact our school administrator and all efforts will be made to set up an interview on your behalf. We are also available to help students with résumé writing and suggest some internet sites where a student could seek out job opportunities.
Upon graduation, the student’s name is recorded in a placement register for the follow-up process. Results from the Utah State Board Tests of written and practical are recorded as passed or failed. Students that failed the exam are encouraged to return to Top Nails & Hair Beauty School for assistance and guidance for subsequent attempts to pass the exam. The school advises the students individually as often as necessary. Advising takes place in monitoring the student progress as scheduled for the period of enrollment. Students may also request additional career advising or other help from the instructor or administration. If the problem is outside the school’s administration’s area of expertise, we do maintain a list of outside referral agencies.