Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Student's Study-Log @PinkRoom : First lesson @ Pink Room

A Student's Study-Log @PinkRoom - Ying [SIN10-xx0J]
Student since 2010.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

I was really excited and yet rather apprehensive about my first lesson yesterday. I didn’t really know what to expect. What would the teacher be like? What about my classmates? And… would my injured finger get in the way of my learning?!?

But it all went really well!

The only thing I didn’t really like was the copying. :( It was a theory lesson, so to help us to remember the key points, the Principal of Pink Room, Rachel, gave us quite a lot of things to copy onto our notes. I couldn’t really write properly because of my finger, so I contemplated begging her to let me off but decided to just suck it up and be a good student.

Anyway, it was an exciting start because we were given our kit for the natural nail care course! We get a basic kit for each course, so I will get more stuff when I start the gel extension, acrylic extension and nail art courses. YAY! I love presents! Ok, technically these aren’t presents, but… it feels like presents!

Learnt a lot about hygiene – sterilisation, disinfection, sanitation… and even more about the nail, with technical terms for its parts like the matrix, the free edge, the nail plate etc etc, and then nail problems! Mind-boggling. It was actually quite upsetting for me when Rachel was going through the parts of the nail, because it made me realise how bad my injury was.

Basically, my nail was torn out from its root, at the matrix, which is responsible for generating all the cells for new nail growth. The matrix determines the shape, size, thickness etc etc of the nail that grows out, so if there is any injury or disease in the matrix, the nail that grows out will be abnormal. In some cases, if the matrix is damaged badly, THERE WILL NOT BE A NAIL ANYMORE! :( The horror!

Apart from that, it was all quite fun! Rachel also did a demo at the end and cleaned the cuticles of one of my classmates. Speaking of classmates… they all seem really nice! It’s a small class size (8 of us?) so it’s quite cosy. Can’t wait for the next lesson to be over so that we can start on the practical aspect! I will have to remove my Gelish by then so that my classmates can practise on me. o.O

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