MT. VERNON, Ill. (March 14, 2014) – Two programs are currently enrolling at Studio RLC in Mt. Vernon: Cosmetology and Nail Technology. The Nail Technology program begins April 23 for the spring semester, and the Cosmetology program starts May 5 for the summer term.
Students interested in Nail Technology will work on skills such as manicures, pedicures, nail tips and wraps, gel nails, acrylics, nail art, professional image, customer service, and business skills. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. every other Saturday, through Aug. 8. Another session of the program begins in August.
The Cosmetology program covers all Nail Technology classes, in addition to skills in shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling. Students also will learn other facets of the industry, including facials, excellent customer service, and the latest trends. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the same time every third Saturday. The program will also be offered in the fall, starting Aug. 26.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that career opportunities in the two fields are expected to increase in the next few years with the addition of nearly 100,000 jobs.