Virginia Nail School

Also known as Virginia School of Nail Artistry

State Licensed Nail Technology School in Central Virginia


2018 Online Course

This Online Course is available to start 24/7

Start with online study for the first 2 months. Attend testing and lab training at the school by appointment at the end. Go your own pace to finish within 4-12 months for $2,800-4,300. This online course great for independent learners with experience and want a nail license. 

2018 In-School Course

The In-School starts year round with scheduled planning

Students attending the In-School course will learn all inside the school for 16 weeks for $4,500 with pre-planned dates. This in-school course great for those new to the industry wanting a license or those with english as a second language.

Tutorial Classes

Learn a specific subject in the nail care industry

One day tutorial classes to learn a specific nail subject. Open by appointment to Licensed or Non-Licensed Techs. Tutorial classes do not lead to licensure.

Current 2018 Students

This link is for newly enrolled students that started AFTER Feb 2018

 Enrolled students can visit this page to find the links to finish their course study.

Previous 2017 Students

This link is for previous students that started BEFORE Feb 2018

Previously enrolled students can visit this page to find the links to finish their course study. This page and all 2017 student access will be deleted in Feb 2019.


What kind of jobs do Licensed Nail Techs have?

  • Self-Employed to open a salon to work alone or with staff
  • Work at home doing services with whatever hours 
  • Work in salons, spas, cruise ships and resorts
  • Make online money with youtube videos, blogs or websites
  • Earn income as a sales rep for nail product companies
  • Mobile Techs can work in a RV or at people's homes
  • Techs can sell one day services for weddings or parties
  • A second job at spa resorts on busy weekends for high pay
  • Work at various locations to be desired and meet people

How much can Nail Technicians earn?

Nail services can cost $20-70 per hour depending on what kind of business you work in. Most people are familiar with cheap low end salons but high end spas or resort services are usually $40-100 each. Techs usually earn about half of the service cost in a salon plus an added 10-20% tip. Some businesses offer benefits and/or lower commission on top of an hourly salary.  Retail sales can add additional income from products sold to customers. See jobs HERE

Interested in how to file a complaint about a Salon or Tech?
State Issued Nail Licenses or training permits MUST be posted for anyone selling nail care services in VA including all learning apprentices. Violation is on the person selling nail services without the license, the person hiring people to sell nail services that do not individually have a nail or hair license and double violated to the salon for each employee selling nail services without the license posted for customers to easily find. The salon must also have their salon license posted from DPOR. The state is relying on consumers to report violations!
Salon Complaint Information.pdf
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