Offering nail care services for financial compensation without the required state license is a criminal offense subject to prosecution as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Anyone selling nail care services in Virginia must have a license posted for customers to view, this includes all training apprentices. Training staff must have their "state issued" Apprentice License Card posted for customers to view. Any establishment with no license posted for ALL staff selling nail care services can be reported for violation. It is up to clients, not us to report violations. This school just wants to help people with the process of following state regulations so feel free to ask your questions without judgement.

Tutorial Classes

These classes are one day Tutorial on a specific subject about nail care. These tutorials do not lead to getting a license as it is just a 2-3 hour training class on one nail skill.  These classes in basic form are included to the course enrolled students. Multiple classes in the same day are 10% off each, call or email to pay for multiple classes. Discount not offered for the online written class.

PLEASE read the details and rules at the bottom of this page.

Lab Tutorials

$200 Nail Salon Basics & Sanitation

This course is great for apprentices or nail techs in training to keep clients and the salon safe. With this course, they will be better prepared to offer safe services in the salon. Students will learn the understanding of client retention as well as salon safety procedures. Students will be exposed to overhead costs to understand the importance of avoiding product waste. Discussion on how to perform safe services plus proper disinfection and sanitation procedures. Explaination of the regulations from the DPOR board for Cosmetology with relation to providing nail services.  

Recommended for new apprentices, new licensed or unlicensed first working with nails

$200 Advance Manicure & Pedicure

Learn the art of Manciuring and Pedicuring. Professional polishing tutorial and massage techniques. Time saving options, effective callus removal techniques. Discussion on spa services including products. Understand sanitation procedures, state violations, proper form and filing techniques. Understanding client comfort, time saving options and effective callus treatment. 

Learn the basics of Manicuring with exposure to tools, supplies and equipment. Understand state violations and ergonomics. Discussion on how to perform safe services plus proper disinfection and sanitation procedures. Understanding of safe service procedures. Explaination of the regulations from the DPOR board for cosmetology relating to providing nail services. This is a 2½-3 hour class.
Experience with some manicures and pedicures required
Not helpful for those that have done mani/pedis for a long time

$200 Intro to Electric Filing
Learn how to properly use a drill. Discussion on sanding bands verses carbide bits. This technique is a MUST for all nail techs to stay competitive in todays industry! Don't fear the drill, your customers will desire you and appreciate the rare Techs that know how to use a drill correctly. 

Recommended for those first learning how to use a nail drill

$200 Intro to Gel Polishing

Are you frustrated with Soft Gel Polish application? Discussion on the different products out there so you don't have to spend a fortune on trying them all. Proper application techniques and tricks plus problem solving questions answered. Removal techniques and minor discussion on gel powder products. 
Recommended to those that have done less than 20 sets of gel polish or for those really struggling with the service and having serious issues.

$200 Intro to Nail Art

Learn how to do nail art! Offer more to make more money with your clients. Understand basic color theory. Learn various basic art techniques to make more money with your nail care services. Recommended to those new to nail art. 

Recommended to those wanting to try out nail art for the first time

$200 Beginner Acrylics

This is for those that have never really applied acrylic nails. Learn the basics of acrylic application. Understanding of filing, adhesion, tip application and proper ball ratios.

Recommended for those with very little acrylic nail experience (less than 50 sets/fills)

$200 Advance Acrylics

So you can apply acrylic but it's not the best and sometimes you have issues, this class is for you. Tutorial about the different Acrylic products. Review of multiple color techniques. Discussion on how to compete against discount nail salons.
Experience with Acrylic application required
Recommended for those struggling with acrylic nail services (have done  over 50 sets/fills)

$200 Introduction to Nail Salon Business

Learn more about the salon business especially if you are interested in owning your own salon. Figure out what beauty business is your fit: salon, spa, single staffed, ect. Discussion on understanding the responsiblities of ownership and the pros/cons of expansion including incorporating. Exposure to nail product brands and suppliers. Understanding Self-Employment in the salon industry including slow & busy seasons. Optional understanding of salon business management, staffing, marketing options (including online) and financial responsibility & obligations. Understanding Profit and Loss in the salon industry. Discussion on the available appointment scheduling options today, POS and credit card acceptance, etc related to salon business. Don't invest into opening a salon business without knowing the pros & cons of self employment plus what to and what not to do based on your goals and limitations.

Recommended to those wanting to open a salon or spa buisness

$250 In-School State Board Practical Preparation 
Approved already and getting ready to take the Virginia State Board Practical Nail Exam? Or did you fail the practical exam. We can help you prepare for it if you feel that you are not ready or an understanding of how to take the practical exam. We will also provide a list of supplies needed at the state practical exam. 2½-3hr

Must be pre-approved to take exams and/or failed a practical exam. This one day class does not permit you to take the state exams for licensure.

$500 Online Graded/Assisted State Board Written Preparation  (not assisted $50)
Approved already and getting ready to take the Virginia State Board Written Nail Exam? Or did you fail the written exam. We can help you prepare for it if you feel that you are not ready or need to have more review. This course is all done online in two parts for a total cost of $500.

Must be pre-approved to take exams and/or failed a written exam

When are Tutorial Training days?

There are no night classes after 5pm and no classes offered on Tue, Thur or Fri.  Most class times start between 10am-1pm. Tutorials are mostly offered on Saturdays or Sundays between 10am to 6pm. Sometimes there is a Mon or Wed between 10am-5pm.  Most dates are booked out 1-2 months


How much are Labs?
All Tutorials are $200 each. Each Tutorial is about two to two and a half hours long. Training is a private one on one training session. The exam prep classes are priced differently. Take 10% off all same day multiple Tutorial Classes. Discounts are not valid on the written exam preparation classes.
I'm interested how do I sign up?
If you want to take a tutorial class at the school, email sales@vanailschool.com to request your date and class and ask your questions directly to the instructor. You can call 434-598-6245 to leave a message to get a call back. Email gets the fastest response after hours.
How do I pay for the Tutorials?
Payment can be made anytime above if you know you can attend on a available Sat/Sun booked out 1-2 months. An invoice can be emailed to you to pay for your tutorial online. Payment can be made by mail with a check or money order sent to Virginia Nail School. Payment can also be made by phone. Make sure there is a date available (if you want a class within one month) before paying online by contacting the school by email sales@vanailschool.com . All Email responses are usually returned within 12 hours or less, even after hours.
How do I pick a date?
Contact the school by phone message or email to request a date. The selected date is not held in any way (even by phone or email) until it is paid for. This means that if someone else wants your unpaid for date and pays first, it is theirs. . Dates are usually booked out 1-2 months. Students can pick their available time for 2.5 hours per class.
What do I bring to Tutorial Training?
You do not have to bring anything unless you have questions about your own product or your favorite acrylic brush. Friends, family and co workers can not attend any classes with you unless they are also paying for the training class. We do not recommend bringing family or children to your class please find accomodations for them since our waiting area is very small.
How do I know that this class will help me learn anything?
Tutorial classes are attentive private training catered to your own specific needs and questions. You will learn the most by brining all your questions on a paper list to take notes. These nail classes are very rare with training done by an experienced Tech with years of teaching nail artistry skills to auditory. visual and kinaesthetic learning students. Class training is adjusted to each student based on their own needed skills.
The Instructor has over 23 years of doing ALL types of nail services in a sales setting. She is not selling any product or showing you skill that looks good for that moment.  She can discuss any nail product brand openly. She will instruct you on the skills that everyday working Nail Techs perform to gain long term repeat business for an income. She is still a currently working overbooked Nail Technician with a modern day understanding of selling repeat business nail services.
Is there any other locations I can go to?
At this time this is the only location offered in Central Virginia.
Running a nail school is not really profitable because there is no financial aid to offer nail students for consistent enrollment. This school is run on the side of the Instructor's private nail salon business because of her personal passion to make the Nail Industry better. This is a small school that personally cares about each student as a person. This is not a big beauty school looking for numbers to make payroll for multiple staff with limited experience in the nail care industry. This school has been in business for almost 10 years and enjoys being an attentive school to each student's own personal needs.
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