3.5 Months

Start your nail technician training today!

Discover your passion while training in our upscale salon! Why go to school when you can train in a beautiful high-end salon? At Florida Academy’s Redken Premier School, you will get hands-on professional training as a nail technician that allows you to:

  • Provide professional nail services such as manicures and pedicures
  • Showcase your creativity through mastering the latest techniques in nail design and artistry
  • Develop marketing and communication skills to attract loyal salon clients and build your business through positive word of mouth − all while serving guests in Florida Academy’s upscale salon floor

You will learn from Southwest Florida’s top beauty professionals who bring years of real-world salon experience into our nail technician program. In as little as two months, you will be prepared to launch an exciting new career as a nail technician and enjoy the growing opportunities in the beauty industry.

Upon completing our accredited program and passing the final exam, you will be able to apply for your license through the state of Florida. This will allow you to serve clients in a variety of settings such as hair salons, nail salons, spas, and resorts. Nail technicians can also be self-employed. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about three out of 10 professionals are self-employed, many running their own nail salon business. *



It’s a great time to join the beauty and wellness industry! According to O*Net OnLine, the demand for manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow by 38% in Florida between 2020 and 2030.** This is faster than average for other professions during the same period of time.

The number of nail salons in the United States is rising, which means more job opportunities for students with the right training. Manicurists and pedicurists held approximately 196,900 jobs in 2022.**

Successful nail technicians have outstanding people skills, artistic ability, high creativity, and attention to detail. If these traits describe you, then you’re in the right place. Nail technicians perform various tasks throughout a typical day, which may include:

  • Preparation of client’s nails
  • Smooth and shape nails
  • Massage and moisturize client’s hands and feet
  • Groom cuticles
  • Apply undercoat and nail polish
  • Treat client’s nails
  • Decorate client’s nails
  • Keep clients informed of the latest trends in nail art
  • Keep tools sanitized and clean
  • Provide a high standard of customer service
  • Schedule client appointments

Students at Florida Academy will learn and master all of the above techniques while practicing on real clientele at our upscale salon. Our hands-on training, small class sizes, and experienced instructors give you the skills and confidence you need to launch a successful career as a nail technician.



At Florida Academy’s nail technician program, students will learn the necessary foundational knowledge to become a nail technician. You will also learn how to successfully communicate with clients, market your business, and grow and maintain a clientele base. Proper safety and sanitation techniques are continually practiced throughout the program.

Students begin by learning structures and disorders of the skin and nails. Program curriculum includes the demonstration of various techniques and artwork followed by supervised practice. This course establishes a foundation for further study and provides a common orientation and language for all students. Emphasis is placed on sanitation, sterilization, ergonomics, and communication with every client to ensure customer satisfaction. As the course progresses, students will be encouraged to use their own creativity and ideas to create nail masterpieces.

**The program length does not include holidays or breaks

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