•  age 16 or older
  • State/Government photo ID
  • $2,500 if paid in full or
  • Downpay of $1,000 + $350x5
  • Add optional kit for $450-650
  • see other requirements
  • no financial aid available in VA for nail education

Online Study

  • 130 hours online book study
  • study online anytime 24/7
  • finish within 6 months to pass
  • minimum study 30hrs a month
  • study faster as desired
  • online work is self paced

Classroom Study

  • attendance required by state
  • private one on one classes
  • book classes on an open Mon-Sun
  • pick times between 10am-9pm
  • attend about 5 days by appt
  • 10-30hr homework between classes
  • attend 1-2 days a month later


  • Infection control
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Diseases & Disorders
  • Understanding Chemicals
  • Manicure, Pedicure & Acrylics
  • Intro to Wraps, Gel polish & Drills
  • State Exam Preparation
  • Salon Business & Safety

Flexible Course

There is no start date. Students can pay in full or make a down payment to start their online study anytime 24/7. There are about 130 hours of online book study done anytime and finished within six months or sooner (as desired).   Most students finish the entire course in 4-5 months.

To get licensed, Virgina requires students to attend classes inside the school.  Students must prove their identity, pass testing under security cameras and learn safe nail care service requirements inside the school. 

Virginia Licensed & Approved Nail Course

This school has one of the highest pass and graduation rates for nail education in the state.  Our students come from all over Virginia including neighboring states. Our passion is in educating students with a goal of  improving the quality and respect of the nail industry.

The Instructor uses over 27 years of varied nail career experiences to train students with industry secrets to understand how to compete. As a small school, the instructor can adjust training to each student's learning speed or style towards obtaining their Nail Technician license.

After the course is passed and paid for, students are released to be allowed to take the state exams for licensure. The Instructor is still available to guide and give advice to licensed graduates as their skills grow over the years.


Those that have a Virginia Nail Technician license can:

  • sell nail care services in Virginia
  • be insured for liability
  • obtain higher paying jobs at spas/resorts that could also provide benefits
  • leave a stuck job or leave a salon to grow their skills into a business
  • work with a podiatrist or provide services at nursing homes/hospitals etc
  • make full or part time income or even do one day parties
  • be confident to present themselves as a Professional
  • open a salon at home, mobile or in a commercial space
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Be cautious of online scam schools offering quick cheap all online training that does NOT lead to licensing. Virginia does not accept 100% online courses for licensing. A Nail Technician license is required to sell nail services in the state of Virginia to avoid a Class 1 misdemeanor. 

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