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Nail Specialty


Nail salons are one of the most prevalent beauty destinations in the city, and well-trained nail technicians and nail artists are in high demand. Our Nail Specialty curriculum covers the art and science of nails, cultivating your creativity while building your knowledge of anatomy and physiology. You’ll learn to execute the full scope of nail services, as well as the business side of the nail industry, giving you a competitive edge in the field.

Course Description

This course covers everything you’ll need to maximize your success.

  • Safety and health
  • Bacteria
  • Infection control
  • Massage
  • Wraps
  • Extensions
  • Gel nails
  • Nail art
  • NY state licensing
  • Relevant areas of managing a business

Course Curriculum

Nail Specialty Course Curriculum Theory Practice Total Hours
Orientation 5 0 5
Safety, Health, & First Aid 6 2 8
Anatomy & Physiology of the Nail 10 0 10
Bacteria & Infectious Diseases 10 0 10
Methods of Infection Control 10 0 10
Client Consultation 2 2 4
Manicure & Hand/Arm Massage 20 15 35
Pedicure 10 10 20
Tip Application 5 15 20
Nail Wraps 10 20 30
Liquid & Powder Extensions 20 30 50
Gel Nails 5 15 20
Job Skills 6 0 6
Nail Art 2 6 8
Business Practices 7 7 14
TOTAL 128 122 250

Course Schedules

We offer a variety of schedules to fit your needs, so you can achieve an education while managing your other responsibilities.

Schedule Type Days Time Duration
Part-Time Monday and Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM 18 Weeks
Part-Time Wednesday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM 12 Weeks
Weekend Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM 18 Weeks
Evening Monday through Thursday 6 PM – 9:30 PM 18 Weeks

Next Courses in Nail Specialty

We offer multiple start dates each month, so you can get started as soon as you're ready!

9DEC

Part-Time Evening Nail Specialty Course (Mon.-Thu.)

Dec 9 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

16DEC

Part-Time Nail Specialty Course (Mon.-Tue.)

Dec 16 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm