Twenty young ladies recently attended a 3-day Nail Camp held on the Albemarle campus of Stanly Community College (SCC). The camp was open to all children ages 10 to 13 years old interested in learning manicuring techniques.
The girls were welcomed by Kimberly Herrin, Coordinator and Instructor of Continuing Education Cosmetic Arts. Mrs. Herrin also gave them an introduction to nail care and the basics of nail painting. SCC Cosmetology students assisted in the camp by performing manicures on the campers while teaching them the manicuring techniques.
On the second day of camp, the girls learned business basics from Alicia Herrin, SCC Director of Small Business & Entrepreneurial Development. She explained the aspects of starting your own business, effective marketing, and the importance of good customer service skills. The campers were assisted in structuring a mock salon and practiced giving each another manicures.
The last day of Nail Camp was the most fun as the girls actually set up a mock salon and invited the college employees to come get a free manicure. All participants were presented certificates and given a campus tour.
Meredith Finch, age 9, commented, "Nail camp was pretty fun. I think it was a good opportunity for all of us. The best part about it was practicing what we learned on each other and then getting to practice on volunteers. I really enjoyed all of it and I learned a lot about what it would take to start my own business one day."
SCC offers classes in Manicurist Technician and Cosmetology. Fall classes start August 15. For more information, contact the Eagle’s 1-Stop at 704.991.0123.
Young ladies break for a group photo during Nail Camp held at Stanly Community College.