Virginia School of Nail Artistry

(434) 589-NAIL 



This is a Official State Licensed Nail Technology School that is also known as Virginia Nail School.


This rare Professional nail school that provides a state approved education to those wanting a Virginia Nail Technician License. A Nail License is required to sell nail care services in Virginia. One day training classes are also available to those wanting to learn a specific nail skill. 


Education is provided by a state licensed Instructor with over 23 years of providing nail care. The school is proud to hold one of the highest Nail Technician state exam pass rates.

Upcoming 2017 Holiday Closings

School is closed: Dec 19-Jan 2

Email communication is open during closed hours

Expiring 2017 Course $1,800 plus book

The 2017 Nail Course is available to start studying online right now for $150. Students that want to continue pay $1,650 to finish. Self paced to complete in 3-12 months. Expires Jan 15!


2018 Nail Course

The 2018 Nail Course starts soon. Students must attend several days and pay in full to start. Online learning with Mon and Wed labs. Requirement of increased attendance and cost verses the 2017 Course. Studnets enrolled after Jan 15 will pay around $2,800 for the new 2018 course.

One Day Tutorial Class

Take a private one day class to only learn a specific nail skill. Offered to licensed and non-licensed students. Tutorials do not lead to licensure.

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

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