We have no start date=enroll anytime 24/7

Start online today to attend later by appointment

Almost ALL our students drive an hour to attend, more than half drive 2-3 hrs or more. 

This is a State Licensed Nail School approved to train those that want a Virginia Nail Technician License to sell nail services in VA. We have put  licensed Nail Techs into VA for almost 20 years!

  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • DMV ID + SS card or Gov ID
  • 10th grade English reading level
  • internet access 
  • HS diploma not required

Online Study

  • self paced online work
  • study anytime 24/7
  • finish in 3-6 months
  • min 30+hrs online a month
  • try sample online study
  • about 130 hours online
  • start online-attend later

Classes by Appointment

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


COST INCLUDES: Textbook, Registration, Tuition, Online Access & Lab fees


A Kit purchase here is optional or you can get/have supplies on your own after completing about 30 hours of online study first. Supplies are not specific. Other cost not included are the $172 state exam fee and $90 license fee due after finishing the course here
RE-ENROLL STUDENTS should send an email to get a reduced quote cost.

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

Virginia does not offer Financial Aid for nail education
(aid is offerd for hair education in Cosmetology but we only teach those wanting a nail technician license)


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In the state of Virginia, you must have a DPOR issued Nail Technician license to sell any type of nail service to avoid a Class 1 misdemeanor. Anyone selling nail services (without a DPOR license posted at all times) can be reported for violation.

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


To get a DPOR Nail license a state exam must be passed. Attend our state licensed school to take that exam. Ask yourself: Will DMV give somone a driver's license just because they tell them "but I've been driving unlicensed for a while"? There is a reason a Nail License is required to sell nail services in each state. 

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 to cause allergic reactions and chemical injury 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" when violated
  • Issue to make more money with less physical work later as a skilled knowledgeable licensed master/artist
  • potential for audit and issues with taxes

Having a Nail Tech License

  • Knowledge to provide safe services
  • 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 advancement jobs with more $$$
  • Grow with ANT or MNT Medical Jobs
  • Beat the competition as a Pro
  • Approved taxable income for SE with 1099 for deductions to help you pay less taxes
  • Understand safety to avoid lawsuits
  • Potential for a job with benefits


Having a license means that you are capable to understand the safety and health of the client as a priority to your career. Most chemcial burns and allergies in nail services is caused by a untrained Tech.  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 now!

Be cautious of unlicensed training that will not get you licensed. 

Human/Labor trafficking is VERY real and much closer than you think.
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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