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Virginia Nail School

State Licensed and Approved for those wanting a license required to sell Nail Care in Virginia 


  • Start anyday 24/7 (ages 16+)
  • Online study open 24/7 (5-10+hrs a week)
  • Attend 0-4 days per mo later (10 days)
  • Most students finish in 4-5 months


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To sell nail services in Virginia you must have a posted Nail license given to you after passing state exams inside a secured testing center. Single day or 100% all online training is not approved to sit for these state exams. Unlicensed service providers can not be insured for providing services and can be sued by customers for the sale of a non-medical-license diagnosis, treament, caused infections or damage. Violations can cause issues with obtaining any type of State regulated Career License later. 


Any person practicing barbering, cosmetology (hair care), nail care, or waxing services for sale without a posting license may be prosecuted and fined by the Commonwealth under §§ 54.1-111 A 1 and 54.1-202 of the Code of Display of license. A state issued posted license is required at all times for anyone selling nail care services (this includes learning apprentices).  Call (804) 367-8504 or email  to get help with filing a complaint about a unsafe salon or not seeing posted DPOR issued licenses for each staff selling nail care and an additional DPOR issued license for the salon. 
Nail Techs are trained and tested by the state to recognize skin issues for referral to a licensed Doctor or Podiatrist. Any Tech diagnosing, prescribing or providing "cure" medical treatment can be prosecuted including lawsuits by clients. All beauty professional are NOT allowed to cut any living tissue (or skin) off the fingers, toes or feet without a additional license from the Board of Medicine to avoid potential lawsuits from clients and a reportable violation
§§ 54.1-2400.01

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