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Overview

As trends in nails continue to grow, the Manicurist program was designed specifically for individuals who have a passion for nails and an interest in working on hands and feet. This ROA consists of three courses covering topics such as basic esthetics, manicure and pedicure. Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge to perform manicures, pedicures and understand the fundamentals of business operations. Students will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of nail products including nail polish, gel polish (shellac) and weekly polish application. An introduction to basic nail art techniques will also be covered. Upon successful completion of the required three courses, students may apply for the Manicurist Record of Achievement.


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Curriculum

COS820
Basic Esthetics
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This course introduces students to the chemistry of various products designed for and used by estheticians. Nutrition as it relates to the skin, hygiene and bacteriology. Students learn the steps required to set up an esthetic salon and it's day to day operation.




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COS823
Manicure
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This course provides students the knowledge to perform a variety of professional manicure techniques. This will include hand and arm massage, exfoliation techniques, and paraffin treatments. Students will learn to perform a regular polish, French polish, and colour gel application (SHELLAC/OPI). Anatomy of the hand/arm is taught as well as best practices in sterilization and infectious control in relation to manicuring.




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COS824
Pedicure
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This course provides students the knowledge to perform a variety of professional pedicures. This will include feet massages and exfoliation techniques for feet (addressing problem skin areas on the feet). Students will learn to perform a regular polish, and French pedicures, as well as colour gel application (SHELLAC/OPI). Anatomy of the foot/leg is taught as well as best practice in sterilization and infections control in relation to pedicures.




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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of program students will be able to:

  1. Explain how to own/operate an Esthetic Business, including: Procedures, client reception, clinic layout, planning and promotion, sales and professionalism.
  2. Discuss hygiene and sterilization procedures in performing manicures and pedicure.
  3. Perform a manicure and pedicure in accordance to professional standards.
  4. Assess nail health to identify and prevent various nail diseases and disorders.

Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019