Identify new trends in the nail technology industry.
DefinitionIdentification includes naming the most recent developments in nail technology styles and methods. Sources for new trends include
- vendor contacts
- trade publications
- conferences and trade shows
- online nail technician chat groups
- web searches
- professional organizations, such as Cosmetology Educators of America, National Cosmetology Association, Virginia State Beauty School Association, and others
- continuing education through vendor-provided courses and community colleges.
- Why should nail technicians continue to engage in professional training throughout their careers?
- What are some consequences of focusing too much on new trends?
- How can the nail technician or salon owner use new trends to attract business?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.