I recently graduated from this school and I'm so glad that I made the choice I made. This is the only school in the area that offers a managing manicurist program, which allows you to manage and or own a salon. The other thing I liked about going to school at Raphael's was the option for full time and extra hours, most other schools only do a part time program for nail technicians, going full time allowed me to finish the program in half the time it would have taken at the other big-name school in the area. \r
Of course, no school is perfect, there were some confusing management issues in the past, but while I was a student there were some management changes that seemed to really make a difference. You can tell that all of the teachers really care about their students and giving them the best knowledge they can provide. I feel like the students and teachers I met while I was there became like a family to me, by the time i graduated, I was crying, even though I was full of hope and really proud of myself, it was sad to be leaving the people who had become such a huge part of my life. \r
If you want to go to school full-time for managing manicurist on the West-Side, I would definitely reccomend checking out Raphael's, I'm glad I did.