Frequently Asked Questions

This is a very flexible course that allows you to study whenever you want online and attend when you want to later. 

 

 

 

 

CAN I GET FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID TO HELP ME PAY?

No. In the United States, several states offer federal aid but Virginia is not one of them. There is no federal aid in Virginia for Nail or Wax Education. All costs are paid here by the student. Consider asking family for help you with a career change or contact your Social Service/disability case worker.
 

No Federal Aid is the #1 reason why many beauty programs don't offer nail education in Virginia or why many nail schools close within a few years of opening in VA. The Norfolk (high military population) area may offer hair schools with a nail course that accepts military aid.

 

To get federal financial aid, consider enrolling into a 12-18 month Cosmetology program. Cosmetologists can do hair cuts/color, nail care, simple skin care and facial waxing. Aid is also offered for Esthetics and massage. Esthetics is complex/exfoliating skin care and they are also licensed to do lash work and face/body waxing. 


 

CAN I DO THE ENTIRE COURSE ONLINE?

No. The state requires students wanting a Virginia Nail Technician License to finish a specific amount of nail training under the supervision of a Licensed Instructor and inside a state licensed & course approved school. Don't be fooled by 100% all done online programs, it is just training and they can not credit you any of the required state hours needed to get a state nail license. 

 

HOW DO I STUDY ONLINE?

Students will instantly get an emailed link to start online study immediatly after payment. Send a text immediately 24/7 if you have any issues. Students do not have to start online study right away but they must be done with about 100 hours within 6 months of starting. Students can use their cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop to do book study online anytime they want 24/7. Online study should be completed within 3-4 months to be ready to take most recent exams and not forget things learned too long ago. Most students finish the course within 4-6 months by studying 5-15 hrs a week online. Those that finish faster will be well prepared to take the most up to date exam. 


 

DO I GET A TEXTBOOK?

Yes, the textbook is included in your course cost. It is mailed within 24 hours of filling out your registration form. You get access to fill out that form immediately after payment. The book can arrive in 1-2 weeks based on your location and mailing delays. 

 

 

HOW DO I ATTEND CLASSES LATER?

Students pick (booked online or with the instructor) their desired date/times to attend all dates within 6 months of the day they first pay. Skipping weeks is permitted. Lab Classes are on Sat or Sun (no Sat in Aug-Dec). Sometimes the instructor can offer a weeknight or mon/wed class if planned months ahead. More regular weekday hours day/night are being added after August. Students can pick start/end times when planned 1-2 months out with the instructor! It is recommended to start attending in about 1-2 months after enrolling.

Students attend 0-2 days a week or 0-1 days weekend. After each date they attend, the student will practice 5-10 hours of what was learned at home to have questions for the next class date. Back to back bookings mean that you did not practice the hands on study before the next class to be ready to learn the next level of training.  


2020 Class dates:

10:30am-1:30pm, 3pm-6pm or 6pm-9pm 

July: 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 & 26 

August 1, 2, 23 & 30 plus some mon/wed
September 6, 13, 20 & 27 plus some weekdays/nights 

October 4, 11, 18 & 25 plus some weekdays/nights 

November 1, 8 & 15 plus some weekdays/nights 
December 6, 13 & 20 plus some weekdays/nights 

 

The school is closed for classes: June 7-19, July 8-17, Aug 7-13, ALL Sat between Aug 15-Dec 20, Nov 23-29, snow day and Dec 21, 2020-Jan 8, 2021.

 

 

WHAT IS IN THE KIT?

Students need supplies after about 50-60 hours of online study is finished or sooner. The purchase here is optional. A itemized list will be provided for those that don't get a kit. Most of the kit items stay at home for practice with exception to acrylic product that is brought after the 2nd day of class. 
 

Kits include sanitation supplies, mani/pedi products, chemicals/solvents, files/buffers, starter drill, training practice hand, acrylic product, tips, glues and metal tools.  Tables, pedi baths, gel products and a UV/LED gel light are not included.

The state supply is a specific state required hand (not the table clamped hand in kit) and sealed odorless product required to take the state exams to get licensed. The optional case is a big rolling case to hold items. Kits take about 3-4 weeks to arrive after payment for pickup at the school. Shipping is extra.  

 

 

HOW DO I GET MY LICENSE?

Students can take their state exams when they are released from this school by passing and paying for the course in full.  Students will take the licensing exams that we prepare and release you for. The state exams are administered in a secure state approved facility, not here. The state exam cost is $172 paid directly to the exam center towards the end of the course. That cost is not included in any costs paid here. Students should save for that cost along with the $105 license fee paid to the state after passing both state exams. 

 

 

WHY DO I NEED A LICENSE?

Anyone selling nail services in Virginia without a posted valid nail or hair license is prosecutable with a Class 1 misdemeanor and can be reported to DPOR for violation. Clients that get an infection, cut or damage from a person selling nail services without a nail license can sue the person (and salon owner) selling the nail services for damages. Opening a salon will require a registration of the managing/owning staff to be held liable for violations. 

 

 

I WENT TO BEAUTY SCHOOL BUT DIDNT FINISH OR ALREADY DO ACRYLICS?

Anyone with beauty school hours or retail/salon setting experience can get a discount for their advance skills. The Basic level offered in the past is no longer offered for issues with students signing up with false claims of pro level acrylic skills. If you have documentation from the school for hair, nail, esthetics or massage Education totaling any hour, please contact the Instructor before paying. Also contact her if you have acrylic skills that can be proved through social media videos showing your work and you doing the work. You may be required to come to the school (or video chat) to prove your a acrylic skills with no proof of prior school hours.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I AM DONE WITH COURSE?

After students have passed and paid for the course they are released/prepared to take their state exams. Students that complete the course have the ability to email or text the Instructor for service questions or career guidance as their skills grow. A graduate of Virginia Nail School will automatically get life long email/text help with their nail questions as needed/desired included!

 

 

WHAT AM I LEARNING?

 

Online Study

Nail History

Communication

Infection Control

Anatomy & Physiology

Skin & Nail Structure

Nail Diseases & Disorders

Electricity & Chemistry

Nail Chemicals

Nail Art Theory
Salon Business

State Regulations

 

In-School Study

Sanitation 

Mani/Pedi

Nail Wraps & Tips

Intro to Gel Polishing

Basic & Advance Acrylics

Electric Filing 

Practical Exam Review

 

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