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Nail Technician School

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Nail technicians provide manicure and pedicure services for their clients to help them look and feel their best. Nail technology is a popular career choice for many reasons, some of which include the relatively short educational requirements, the creative nature of the job, and the ability to work with other people. Nail technicians have the freedom to choose their own schedules, build their clientele, and specialize in the services they enjoy most. A career in nails can open opportunities to create art, manage a spa, or even build your own business!

About The Program

The Nail Technician program at Elite Academy of Cosmetology requires 600 hours to complete. Upon completion, students receive a certificate and are eligible to sit for the state licensing exam. During the program, students have the opportunity to learn the following topics:

  • Bacteriology – 40 hours
  • Manicure & pedicure – 160 hours
  • Artificial nails – 160 hours
  • Nail art – 60 hours
  • Nail structure, diseases, & disorders – 60 hours
  • Salon development – 80 hours
  • Cosmetology laws & regulations – 40 hours

Our 600-hour nail technician program allows full-time students to complete the program in about 15 weeks, which means they can graduate and get started in their careers much sooner than they would be able to in other degree or college programs.

How to Pay For School

Beauty school is an opportunity for you to invest in yourself, and we want that investment to be as easy to make as possible. Elite Academy of Cosmetology is an accredited beauty school, which means that students are able to apply for federal financial aid* to assist in funding their programs. Our admissions team works with students individually to help them explore funding options, whether it’s through grants or loans. Our financial aid page has more information, or you can call us at 580-355-6620 and we can help you get started!

Career Opportunities

Believe it or not, nail technicians don’t have to spend their whole careers giving manicures and pedicures. What you do with your education and career is up to you, so here are a few common routes people take:

  • Manicuring specialist
  • Traveling nail technician
  • Product demonstrator
  • Sculptured nail artist
  • Spa specialist
  • Salon/spa owner

When you become a nail technician, you can take your career wherever you like!

Learn With Elite Academy of Cosmetology

Tap into your creative side with a fun and exciting career in nail technology! You can learn to create fun and fashionable nail designs. If you love nail art, this could be the perfect career path for you!

As a nail technician, you can play by your own rules and help people look and feel their best. If you have a passion for helping other people and being creative, nail technology could be the right career for you. Contact us to learn more about how you can begin your new future!

*Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.