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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Nail Technology?

If you love using your creativity, talking with people and bringing a little joy into their lives, the Nail Tech program could be the start of a fun future. You’ll learn all you need to know about artificial nails, manicures and pedicures. With a mix of classroom teaching and hands-on practice with real clients, you’ll be sure of your skills. And because nails are both an art and a business, we’ll also teach you about business ethics, sales and laws. So you’ll be ready to start a thriving career.

Careers in Nail Technology

A Fun and Flexible Career

Picture spending your days chatting with clients, thinking up cool designs, solving nail problems and helping people walk away with more confidence. As a nail tech, you’ll have a flexible schedule, low stress and highly creative skills to use every day. You could work in salons, on cruise ships or at trade shows. Or you could share your nail art on social media. You could even embrace the challenge and freedom of owning your own salon.

Certificates & Degrees in Nail Technology

You’ll get more than 600 hours of training in the Nail Tech program. So you’ll be well-prepared to get a job in any nail salon — or even start your own.

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Nail Technology Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • To market, recruit, and retain students in the Nail program.
  • Involve Nail industry professionals in curriculum development and learning outcomes.
  • Provide instruction with current skills (techniques and styles) used in the nail technology profession in order to prepare students for employment.
  • Certify the program using industry skill standards.
  • Graduate students who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to obtain a nail tech license and succeed in the industry.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

College Style Salon

Appointments and walk-ins welcome.

Debit and credit card payment is preferred, but cash is accepted.

 509.527.HAIR (4247) Building J

Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM
Friday 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM

*All Chemical Services start at listed price and go up based on the amount of product used

**Prices listed for 1 ounce of color or lightener; every additional 1/2 ounce is $4 more

Payments accepted: Cash, Checks, Visa, American Express, Master card and Discover.
No refunds for services, and refunds for retail go through the business office.

The Cosmetology program provides the theory and practical application necessary to obtain a Washington State Cosmetologist License or a Washington State Cosmetology Instructor License. The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for employment in all areas of beauty culture. Instruction and practice in the cosmetology course include training for shampooing, scalp and hair analysis, haircutting and trimming, trimming and removal of facial hair, thermal styling, wet and dry styling, skin care, temporary removal of superfluous hair, first aid, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair coloring, bleaching, rinses, manicuring, pedicuring, and the styling of artificial hair. The Cosmetology curriculum is guided by the Washington State Cosmetology license requirements and reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

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