# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 247333696

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate polishing techniques.

Definition

Demonstration includes removing and applying nail polish.
When removing nail polish, the technician should
  • wash and sanitize his or her hands
  • clean and sanitize implements and the work area
  • moisten cotton with polish remover
  • press the cotton onto the nail surface and hold for a few seconds to soften the old nail polish
  • with a firm movement, bring cotton from base of nail to free edge, taking care not to smear polish into the cuticle
  • repeat as needed.
When applying nail polish, the technician should
  • apply polish down the center of the nail, down the right side of the nail, and down the left side of the nail
  • wash and sanitize his or her hands
  • clean and sanitize implements and the work area.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it helpful to always use the same method to apply nail polish?
  • What step of the nail polish removal procedure assures the gentle removal of polish?
  • Why should implements and work area be cleaned and sanitized?