Nail Technician Program

Nail Tech students learn hands-on providing services to real clients in an onsite salon

Get the Skills to Be a Professional Managing
Nail Technician in 10 Weeks

The 300 hour Nail Technician program was created for students who are specifically interested in the nail care area of cosmetology.

Out Nail Technician Program provides the hands-on training, practical experience and support it takes to become a skilled, professional Manicurist.

During the Nail Tech program, you’ll be introduced to nail structure and manicuring techniques along with advanced training in artificial nail application, maintenance nail wrapping and nail tips.

Courses include:

  • Sanitation & Bacteriology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hand, Arm & Leg Massage
  • Manicuring Procedures
  • Artificial Nails
  • Specialized Equipment
  • Salon Operations and Communications Skills
  • Cosmetology Laws & Rules
  • Public Health & Safety
  • Advanced Techniques


Classes run Tuesday – Friday, with three potential schedules to choose from:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Complete in 3 Months
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Complete in 2.75 Months
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Complete in 2.5 Months

Classes start on the third Tuesday of each month.

All students are required to complete 16 hours of Saturday attendance each month.

Schedule availability is subject to change and may vary by campus.

Hands-On Training with Real Clients in a Working Nail Salon

Manicuring is literally a hands-on field, and at Raphael’s School of Beauty we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a Nail Tech student you’ll work with real clients in our professional, on-site nail salon, providing a wide range of services under the guidance of an instructor.

Kaitlin Smith, nail technicianSince passing my State Board Exams, I am now the owner of Kaitlin’s Designer Nail Spa in Garrettsville, Ohio. In addition to basic nail services, I also offer hundreds of original hand-painted designs.  I have been published multiple times in NAILS Magazine including being in the top 22 for their Annual Cover Contest with entries from Professionals around the world for both 2014 & 2015.  Some of my nails were showcased in Scott Publications “Just Steampunk!” 2011. You can also find me on Etsy, where I have sold finished hand painted artificial nails that have traveled all over the world!

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith, Managing Manicurist Graduate, 2011

Practical Business Management Skills

In addition to the art and science of skin and nail care, this program is designed to teach all areas of being a salon manager such as hiring new employees, payroll, taxes, etc.

As a graduate you’ll enter the professional world with confidence knowing you have both the technical spa training and practical business skills it takes to build a successful career.

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Work with Professional Product Lines

As a Raphael’s student you’ll have the chance to work with many top salon quality product lines including CND. This way you are able to experience a wide range of products that you will use in your career.

Nail Technician Kit

On the students first day of class, when they enroll in the Nail Technician course, they will receive their books, apron, and nametag. At 50 hours of attendance, they will receive their CND nail kits.

State Licensing

As a successful graduate of this program, you’ll be fully-prepared to take the Ohio State Board exam to become a licensed managing nail technician.

Is a Creative Career in Nail Technology Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Manicuring and Nail Art and exploring whether becoming a professional Nail Tech is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful Raphael’s School of Beauty Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-800-511-6405.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information.