About Lab Classes

All private session classes are with a 30 year experienced Nail Instructor. Students will book their class dates online, by text or email after planning. Most attend their first day within 1-2 months of their payment in full or down payment.


Students have six months to finish the course. Organized and diligent students usually finish faster. 

RULES: (we have a unique course and we have plenty of class openings with these rules)

  • about 40hrs of work online before Day 1 (same for Day 2-4)
  • can not book more than 2 days per month 
  • can not book more than 1 day per week
  • max group is 4 if they enrolled together (must be on the same level day)
  • payment plan students must make a monthly payment to attend past Day 1 and will not be released to take the state exams for licensing until the course is paid in full
  • students have 24/7 access to text instructor



  • Students pick their class day/time
  • available Mon-Fri between 10am-9pm
  • Weekend times start at 10:30am, 2pm or 5:30pm
  • class time is about 3 hours minimum
  • no class times before 10am or after 9pm
  • start/entry time is AT the class start time (not early)


Sanitation with Nail service safety

Career options with an understanding of client retention

Explaination of correct and safe cuticle/callus care to avoid lawsuits

Understanding Polishing, Service Procedures, Safe Nail Filing, Tips & Adhesion Chemicals

Acrylic Nail polymerization/laying including sculpting & odorless application

Other nail training is only based on timely completion of required material with passed tests and Q&A in class


Free parking is right in front of the door. This neighborhood is a safe and quite in a rural area. THINGS NEARBY
 There are no steps or stairs to get into the school. Hallways, seating and the bathroom is wheelchair accessible. The front entry door swings both ways. Sturdy big seating is avaiable upon request. 
There are about 15 minutes of dark windy roads if coming from the Zion Crossroads area. Rides like Uber and Lyft are not available from here. The closest lodging is at Zion Crossroads or in Charlottesville at the Pantops Area

Online study and contact with instructor is available when closed

  • Sept 9, 19, 30
  • Oct 2, 14-16, 
  • Nov 6-7, 22-24, 
  • Dec 5, 16-17, 24-25, 31
  • Jan 1-18
    Dates are subject to change/reschedules for rare required state meetings & training events. Students enrolled July-Dec get an extra month for closures.


The Instructor (Ms. Vivian) is trying to retire and close the school towards the end of 2026 to focus on her expert witness & consulting career. Students enrolling after 2024 will see a reduce class day availability. Please be cautious of unprofessional training that does not get you licensed. About 1/4 of our students coming here got scammed from fake salon apprenticeships or poorly run schools that cared more about profits then guiding students towards licensing. 


  • In 2023-24, about 20-25 class days are available per month (limit 15-20)
  • In 2025, about 15-20 days per month (limit 10-15 students this year)
  • In 2026, about 10-15 days per month (limit 5-10 students this year)
  • In 2027 we are completely closing the school for Ms. Vivian to retire from teaching


Continued education after being licensed is important for all beauty professionals!
Students should regularly attend advance Pro workshops like CND, OPI, Kupa, NSI, GelX, MediNail etc. Amazing knowledgeable workshops can be done at yearly beauty trade shows in California,  Florida,  Tennesse,  Nevada or New York. Also check other Professional Nail product manufacturers for workshop classes all over the United States and Canada. If the class asks to see your nail license then it means that they are professionals providing a good quality education. 


Open minded safety first learning should be in place when learning from self taught or unlicensed nail teachers. Virginia regulation requires licenses to be posted for clients to view. The second violation is not having a nail/cosmetology license. Not posting a license in a easy to view area can be reported for violation.

Lawsuits are very real and happening all over the US with nail injuries from improper service/chemical use paying thousands to millions of dollars to clients (more if unlicensed). The Instructor here, Ms. Vivian, only teaches part time. Her main job is working with lawyers to sue nail techs and salons across the United States. She works on several cases each month!

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