Hey everyone! I graduated in mid may from a Nail tech diploma course at a very reputable school in my city. I graduated with a 93% average. I also previously took LCN's Level 1 and 2 training. I was hired at a very upscale spa a few weeks before my graduation, and began my training May 15. I have been practicing on volunteer models, and after each set the nails are assessed by management. It has now been almost 6 weeks, and they are going to let me begin working on "real" clients July 8th! Is it normal to take this long after school to get good enough? I am feeling sooo discouraged! I was under the impression that once I graduated, I wouldn't be GREAT right away, but I figured I'd be good enough! I paid a lot of money and invested a lot of my time into these courses, but to be honest I feel as though I've learned more in 6 weeks at the spa, then I did in 6 months at school! It just really doesn't seem to me as though there are enough practical hours to the training! Am I just not that good?!!?