We are state licensed to provide training for those wanting a Nail License that must be posted to sell nail services in Virginia

 More than 95% of our students drive an hour to attend and almost half drive 2-3 hours or more. 

PIF or make a down payment to START ONLINE STUDY within 24 hrs

  • We have no start date=enroll anytime 24/7
  • Start with online self paced book study (to finish within 6 months)
  • Book the first class day within 1-2 months by appointment
  • Class is booked online or text/email for any Mon-Sun
  • pick your time for class between 10-9 on weekdays
  • pick Sat & Sun start times at 10:30, 2 or 5:30 (no sat in late Aug-early Nov)
  • Class sizes are limited to 1-2 students for focused attention


Intro Level 1 Study requires 50 hrs of Mani/Pedi training to go to:
Acrylic Level 2 Study for 50 hrs of Acrylic training to finish with:
 Level 3 Study for the final 50 hrs to finish while preparing for exams

Virginia DOES NOT accept any 100% online study course to get licensed

Virginia does not offer Financial Aid for nail education (but they do for cosmetology)

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Click ENROLL NOW to start today

Enroll in Mar 2023

PAY IN FULL: $2,500 with card online or $2,300 cash by appt 
PAYMENT PLAN: $1,000 down+ 5 monthly payments of $350 (May 1-Sept 1)

COST INCLUDES: Textbook, Registration, Tuition, Limited online access & Lab fees
A Kit purchase here is optional or you can get/have supplies on your own after completing about 40 hours of online study. Supplies are not specific. Other cost not included are the $172 state exam fee and $90 license fee due after finishing


MARCH Double Enroll PIF:
Two student total $4,200 or $3,900 cash by appt


Enroll in Apr 2023:
$2,750 Pay in Full or Payment plan $1,000 down with 5 payments of $400
This April cost is for students that could be taking the updated 2024 exams. We have the highest licensed to enrollment ratio in the state for a reason. The Instructor has almost 30 years of teaching & nail service experience to train Techs wanting a Virginia Nail Tech license. She also works with city and state schools across the US to build their nail curriculums. 


  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • gov ID or SS card
  • English speaking
  • HS English reading level
  • internet access 
  • HS diploma not required

Online Study

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

+Class Study

  • attentive private training
  • attendance required 
  • class size is 1-2 max
  • pick any day Mon-Sun
  • pick hours between 10-9
  • located in Central VA


We teach the basics to learn how to provide safe nail care service skills to be able to take the state exams for licensing. 

Study online anytime 24/7

Book Classes by appointment

Finish to get Licensed

Fill out my online form.

Anyone selling any type of nail service (without a DPOR license posted at all times) can be reported

Send an email with the name of the tech and their location to: ComplaintAnalysis@dpor.virginia.gov

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 1099 for deductions to help you pay less taxes
  • understand safety to avoid lawsuits

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. As your books fill you will have less time for school so 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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