State Licensed Education to those wanting a Nail License that must be posted at all times to sell any nail service in Virginia

For over a decade, more than half of our students drive 1-3 hours to attend. We offer a private education that adjusts to each student's own learning style/skill up to licensing. We are a small attentive school that cares about each student. 


PIF or make a down payment to START ONLINE STUDY NOW
Later on you can book your first class day within 3 months from now

Virginia DOES NOT accept a 100% online study to get licensed.


Sign up now before the course updates in 2023.
Those enrolling in 2023 will be taking a harder and longer attending course with more requirements to complete. We have a new harder hihger cost course to those enrolling after Jan 2023 and  looking for a location in Charlottesville by 2024. 


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

Online Study

  • 130 hours online 
  • self paced work
  • 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 1-3 months
  • private 1 on 1 training
  • pick 1-2 days per month
  • pick a day Mon-Sun 
  • pick times between 10-9
  • 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 on the first for five months. First payment is due 30-45 days from starting. Pay online or at the school. 

Optional Kit

$500 add $150 for gel items

Student kits are optional to buy here only if students can't get Mani, Pedi and Acrylic supplies within 30-60 days of starting a course. Kit is picked up it is not mailed. In stock.

.After completion of our course: Students will pay about $200 to take the state exams, gather about $100 of state exam supplies. After passing both exams students will pay $105 to get their State License. (Renewed every two years by paying about $105).

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Virginia does not offer financial aid for nail training. Consider taking a cosmetology course 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
  • potential for cease and desist if reported
  • Issue to make more money with less physical work later as a skilled knowledgeable 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 nail careers 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. Having a license gives you more career options later when you become a master at your trade.  Just get your license!

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If you see nail salons or massage parlors with staff that have the signs report it. This is happening all over the United States at an alarming rate. Click the picture above to see the statistics in your state. RECOGNIZE TRAFFICKING 

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