We have no start date=enroll anytime 24/7

Start online to attend later by appointment

This is a State Licensed Nail School approved to train those that want a Virginia Nail Technician License to sell nail services in VA

  • age 16 or up
  • state/gov photo ID
  • gov ID or SS card
  • 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
  • all online for 1st month

Classes by Appointment

  • 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
  • attend 1-2 days per month

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 school education in Cosmetology but we only teach those wanting a nail technician license)

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

We are PROUD to hold a 100% state exam pass rate to get licensed for our testing graduates! 

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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

  • knowledge to provide safe services
  • Expand to become a Salon Owner
  • Higher 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 ANT or MNT Medical Jobs
  • 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
  • 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.  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!

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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