We offer a State Licensed Education to those wanting a Nail License required to be posted to sell any nail service in Virginia

For over a decade students have been driving 1-4 hours to attend this unique school. We offer a private education that adjusts to each student's learning style/skill up to licensing.  


Enroll after Oct 8: ENROLLMENT COST WILL BE +$250 more


  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • gov ID or SS card
  • English speaking
  • HS English reading level
  • online access 

Online Study

  • 130 hours online 
  • study anytime 24/7
  • finish in 3-6 months
  • 30+hrs a month min
  • try sample online study

Class Study

  • attendance required 
  • attend 1st day in 1-2 months
  • private 1 on 1 training
  • pick 1-2 days per month
  • located in Central VA


Course Cost

We have a new updated course for those starting after Sept 2022. It will cost more.

Paid in Full

$2,500 or $2,350 cash by appt

Pay in full to save $250. Unlike DP students, PIF students are released to take exams as soon as they finish and pass class/online assignments. 

Down Payment

$1,000 or $950 cash by appt

Make a $1,000 down payment to start the course. Students pay $350 by the first of the month for five months. Pay online or at the school. 

Optional Kit

$500 add $150 for gel items

Student kits are optional to add to the course cost if students can't get Mani, Pedi and Acrylic supplies within 30-60 days of starting a course. Pick up only not mailed.

.After completion of our course: Students will also pay to take the state exams for about $200, gather about $100 of supplies to take an exam and after passing both exams $105 to get the State License. Renewed every two years by paying about $105.

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Virginia does not offer financial aid for nail training. Check into cosmetology schools if you need financial aid.

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Selling nail care with no license

  • Class 1 misdemeanor and fines
  • Potential for lawsuits by clients
  • Stuck in a low end job with no growth
  • Not chemical or service safety trained and can cause allergic reactions to themselves or clients
  • Could get or cause blood borne diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, HPV, Herpes, MRSA or TB from no training
  • Insurance won't pay out if unlicensed
  • immediate loss of income if caught
  • Issue to make more money with less physical work later as a skilled artist
  • potential for audit and issues with taxes

Having a Nail Tech License

  • Expand to become a Salon Owner
  • High pay at Luxury Spas in Resorts
  • Insurance coverage protection
  • Eligible for Pro Trade shows/Classes
  • Employment with Pro Nail brands
  • Future teaching or training jobs
  • Grow with MNT Medical Job
  • Beat the competition as a Pro
  • Access to jobs with benefits
  • approved taxable income for SE with deductions to help you pay less taxes

Years of doing full sets nails at home can burn Techs out from constant odors/dust to you and your family, never really being "off work" from not saying no to $$$ and having people in/out of your home to make your home not your place away from work. Having a license could offer the ability to work at a benefit paying job that pays you a take home salary that could be more than what you earn now because there is no supply cost. Experience working at different beauty businesses with your license can expose you to ideas, visions, connections and training that makes it possible to become a successful business owner of your own professional salon(s) or spa(s) in the future. Just get your license!

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