The required text for Module 10 of the the Advanced Nail Technician Program, The Science of Pedicures, by Robert Spalding, DPM, can be purchased below. The book supports course information, is the basis for information in Module 10 and is the resource for several questions in the Advanced Nail Technician Certification exam.
The downloadable Protocols for the Advanced Nail Technician and Beyond the Basics, by Janet McCormick, MS, are described below and are available FREE only to students that have paid to attend the ANT and MNT courses.
The Science of Pedicures
by Robert Spalding, DPM
Available on Amazon.com as softcover book or download
The Science of Pedicures contains statistics and facts on practices that can be/are harmful to consumers and how nail technicians can prevent these conditions in the nail salon. It’s sister publication, Death by Pedicure, also by Dr Spalding, has attracted national attention and is providing caring consumers information on what to look for in salons/spas to be comfortable and safe. The Science of Pedicures also contains physiology, describes and supports safe practices by nail technicians, and is the text for this course.
To purchase this book, go to www.Amazon.com or click here The Science of Pedicures (not the consumer version, Death By Pedicure) will be sent to you within 10 days after the purchase. The book is also available on that page in a download for $19.95. (Either book will have the correct material to pass the course but some page references will be different)
PROTOCOLS FOR THE ADVANCED NAIL TECHNICIAN
by Janet McCormick, MS, NT, LE
This text is free to course students
Protocols for Advanced Nail Technician contains important marketing templates and information for use by the salon-based Advanced Nail Technicians after they have taken the courses. These marketing materials can be customized for use by the Certified ANTs and MNTs. The templates include a pre-service sheet, a editable letter for gaining referrals from physicians and many other materials for marketing healthy practices.
This material is only available to the nail technicians and cosmetologists taking the courses. A link is provided to students as part of their course environment. The download will be immediately available in a PDF after clicking on the link.
Another download, Beyond the Basics, is available for the students/graduates containing the steps in the treatment pedicures mentioned in the Advanced Nail Technician Program.
ATTENTION: Customizable promotional materials are available for download after signing up for the Program: ANT Marketing Materials and MNT Marketing Materials. A download, Internship Materials, contains the Manual and Skill Log for the MNT Internship.
Graduating from the courses is not enough to reach the achievable potentials for success as taught in these programs; the graduates must market their upgraded capabilities to inform potential clients and physicians of their new advanced background. In doing so, the ANTs and MNTs gain the respect of these potential clients and professionals and encourage appointments and referrals.