Nurture Your Creativity in Our Manicuring Program

A nail technician helps people through creative and useful nail and manicuring services. Our manicuring program at Salon Success Academy helps students learn the necessary skills to prepare for a future nail tech career while nurturing their creativity as they create beautiful nail art. Salon Success Academy is a family-owned and operated company, and we believe our family-oriented atmosphere helps students feel comfortable, so they can dive confidently into their educational experience. The nail care and manicuring course is taught at all six of our California locations.

See What Our Students Have To Say

“I went to salon success to become a licensed nail tech through my course of training I loved it so much at the Redlands campus by far amazing and neat it ended up making me want to come back and become a esthetician because of the such amazing teachers specially Mrs.K. Great choice and I would highly recommend”

Dejanae H.

Dejanae H.

“I am writing this review because I find it very disheartening that only people that have negative things to say usually post a comment. I'm here to do the opposite. I've been at salon success academy Upland campus since February. I am in the cosmo program and a current student ambassador. I have had the best experience here. To be older and now getting to do something that I love and to come and be accepted was more than I could ask for . I have built lifelong friendships and have met teachers that I have come to admire. Anywhere in this world is going to have its ups and downs but it's not as bad as some say. I have been acknowledged when I do a good job and I have received constructive criticism on what to do better next time. If you're following the rules and doing what you came here to do then you will have no problems. The things that I have learned at this school will definitely make me a successful stylist when I leave. SO THANK YOU SALON SUCCESS.”

Chelsii N.

Chelsii

“This was such an amazing campus to train me for my future career! Amazing teachers and staff I couldn’t imagine starting my career anywhere else!”

Trinity L.

Trinity L.

Overview of the Manicuring Program

If you have a passion for nails, then our manicuring program may be a great fit for you! This is our shortest program at Salon Success Academy, taking as little as 12 weeks to complete. Qualified instructors teach a range of nail and manicure-related topics, including how to give manicures and pedicures in a variety of mediums, how to give hand and foot massages, how to perform nail repairs and wraps, how to develop and maintain client relationships, and much more. Students also work in our student clinics under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, providing members of the community with nail services while using the latest tools and nail products.

Our comprehensive 400-hour program blends in-depth classroom instruction, hands-on training, and one-on-one guidance from educators who really care about you and your success. After you finish your 400 hours of training, you’ll have enough hours to qualify for your State Board exam, which is the first step toward becoming a licensed nail technician and starting your new career.

Prepare to be a Nail Technician

The nail tech curriculum includes business skills students may use in a future career. At Salon Success Academy, we give students practice making their resumes and presenting themselves well in mock interviews. We love helping students on their journey toward success!

Beautiful Nails at Salon Success Academy

Frequently Asked Questions about Our Manicuring Program

Which campuses offer the manicuring program?

We are happy to offer Nail Technology courses at all six of our California locations: Corona, Fontana, Redlands, Riverside, Upland, and West Covina.

Do students perform manicures and pedicures on real clients at Salon Success Academy?

Yes, students practice techniques they have learned in class on real clients from the community who come to our student clinics. All services provided by students are under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.

What are the prerequisites for taking the nail tech training courses?

To enroll in our manicuring program, you must be at least 17 years old, and you must show U.S. completion of 12th grade (diploma or transcripts), GED, or pass results for the HiSET or TASC exam.

How much does it cost to learn to be a nail technician?

The cost of our manicuring training program is:

  • Tuition: $4,000
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Nail Tech Kit: $1,600
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund: $15

Total estimated charges equal $5,715.

If your passion is for nails and manicuring, we want you to have the opportunity to learn at our school, which is why we offer multiple financial aid options. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

What is the best way to learn more about the manicuring program?

Contact us, and we’ll set up a school tour. You’ll get to see the classrooms, meet nail tech instructors, talk to student ambassadors, and see nail technology students at work in the student clinic area. We will also perform an admissions interview with you, so we can explain the admissions process from start to finish. Feel free to ask us questions. We’re happy to help!

See if you qualify for Financial Aid!

Get started on the Financial Aid process

As an accredited school, Salon Success Academy is able to offer students financial aid. To begin the process, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you have any questions during the financial aid process, do not hesitate to contact us!

More financial aid options and information are available on our Financial Aid page.

School financial aid codes

You may find this information necessary during your financial aid application process:

  • Corona/Fontana/Redlands Campuses: 013095
  • Upland/West Covina Campuses: 007203
  • Riverside Campus: 014599
Check out available scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to students who plan to enroll in a beauty school. See if you are eligible to apply for a scholarship that could give you the help you need to get the nail technology education of your dreams!

Learn How to Be a Nail Professional at Salon Success Academy

Nail technology is a great fit for people who desire to make a difference in the beauty world without completing our lengthier cosmetology program. If you love the idea of learning how to create intricate nail art in a family-oriented beauty school setting, then we encourage you to learn more about our enrollment process.

Our Manicuring Program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the ever-evolving beauty industry. Whether you aspire to work in a salon, spa, or even run your own nail studio, Salon Success Academy provides the education and support necessary to achieve your goals.

Enrolling at Salon Success Academy’s Manicuring Program is a step toward turning your passion for nail care and art into a fulfilling career. Contact us today to take the first step on this exciting journey, and let us help you realize your dreams in the world of nail technology!

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