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Our 600-hour Spa Nail Technician course is the first in the nation to go beyond the basics of
manicuring and add the spa treatment training that is demanded by luxury salons and spas.
SPa Nail Technician

Our Academies use CND, Creative Nail Design products. The students are taught the most advanced techniques in the nail industry. We provide many forms of manicure and pedicure training so the student is able to obtain a desirable position in the industry upon obtaining a license.

According to the US Department of Labor employment for Manicurists and Pedicurists will grow by 19% from 2008-2018.

Spa Nail Technician

Course curriculum includes basic to advanced manicures and pedicures, nail enhancements, UV gel, nail art, Minx and many other varied techniques that are used in the professional manicuring industry. Students are introduced to air brushing and receive multiple application techniques.

As a student you will be taught advanced skills only offered at advanced workshops, such as spa nail protocols, aromatherapy, shellac treatments, hot stone, paraffin treatment and reflexology for both the hands and feet.

Travel the World

We are the only west coast ITEC approved academy providing graduates the opportunity to receive an international certificate. ITEC is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. Graduates who successfully pass the ITEC examination are certified to work in over 35 countries. The curriculum offered at our academies exceeds the ITEC standards and prepares students for the ITEC test.

ITEC qualifications are supported by the professional beauty and spa industry and are easily transferable nationally and internationally. The certification will allow for employment on cruise ships that travel internationally as well as employment in spas throughout Europe, Canada and Australia. Preview ITEC on their web site at

Exceptional Externships Opportunities

Our relationships with the key luxury spas and salons in Southern California allow students to network with top salons and five-star resorts. This is why our students participate in the Spend a Day in a Spa with the finest spas and salons in San Diego County including Spa Terre, Rock Spa (Hard Rock Hotel), Se Spa, Spa Gregories and Paradise Point - just to name a few.

Hands-on Experience

Put your talents into practice in our vibrant student clinic. Our clinic is mirrored after the upscale salons and spas that inspire our students and welcome our clients. Working under the close supervision of your instructors, you will work with clientele, some of whom may go on to become your clients after you graduate. We are always expanding our service menu to incorporate new trends and treatments.

Professional Facilities & Equiptment

Our academies has invested in professional facilities and equipment so our students will have substantial experience working with same equipment they will find when they enter a premier salon. You will receive the finest tools of the trade in your student kit complete with everything you need to start your career.

Professional Instructors

Our instructors regularly attend professional seminars and continued education courses to ensure that their expertise is the most up-to-date in the business.

Professional Products & Kits

Work with the industry's best product lines and learn proven systems for selecting the ideal products to meet your clients' needs. Our Spa Nail kit includes high end professional spa equipment and tools, featuring a Student Tech Kit with Liquid & Powder Products, UV Gel Light System Kit, and current textbooks. Kit items subject to change at any time in order to keep current with industry trends and technology.

State Board Preparation

All of our instructional programs meet and exceed all of the requirements of the State of California. We offer a mock board test that simulates the actual state board’s practical and written test for licensure. This is completed two months prior to graduation to allow students sufficient time to practice on any areas that they do not feel confident in.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program and other important information, visit the Consumer Information page on our website.


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To learn more about our Spa Nail Technician training courses, click here to sign up for complimentary career information kit and a no obligation consultation with one of our admissions professionals.

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graduate testimonials

“Since I started here, I’ve noticed that I take a little more pride in just about everything I do. Not only do I strive for excellence in my professional life, but my personal life as well.” 
- Ebony Jordan (Spa Nail Program)

“Spa Nail class has been a joyful experience. The clients are a joy. The fact that you can work with clients while you are in school really helps you prepare for your actual career.” 
- Angelica Garcia (Spa Nail Program)

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Poway | CA: 13266 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064 (858) 748-1490
El Cajon | CA: 1073 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 442-3407
National City | CA: 1520 E. Plaza Boulevard, National City, CA 91950 (619) 474-6607
Manhattan | KS: 1130 Westloop Place, Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 539-1837