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Nail Technology

Introducing our new nail technology certificate.

The nail technology certificate allows students to specialize in a growing area of the cosmetology field. Nail-only salons are popping up across the country and many salons and spas have added nail services.

One advantage to earning your nail certification by itself is that you may be able to enter the workforce a little sooner. The nail program will take you a year or less to complete.

Convenient Scheduling

Class times are set according to class enrollment numbers. Classes may be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. if class size is large enough otherwise class is held Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Affordable New Career
Our program is the most affordable nail technology program in the tri-state area. The nail technology program costs $1,700 including tuition, fees, books, uniform smock and student kit. Financial aid  and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Learn more about the Highland Advantage.

Our basic training includes:
Introduction and history of nail care
Professional image and ethics
Sanitation and disinfection
Nail and skin disorders
Salon safety
Chemistry and nail product application

Advanced concepts include:
Anatomy and physiology
Theory of massage
Client consultation and sales

Practices include:
Hand, arm and foot massage
Nail wraps, tips, and acrylics
Light cured gels
Electric filing
Manicure procedures
Pedicure procedures
Nail product knowledge
Illinois law
Workers Compensation and OSHA standards
Business communication
Small business development
Internship for qualified students

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