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Manicuring Program: 400 hours


An exciting career is right at your fingertips… and the fingers of millions of others! Whether it is in a trendy salon, a tranquil spa or somewhere in between, opportunities for nail professionals continue to flourish.

By enrolling in the Manicuring/Nail Technology program, you’ll learn both classic and creative techniques in nail design. The importance of having clean nails and hands has always been a significant part of our culture. As a result, nail care is one of the fastest-growing services requested in salons.

Manicuring/Nail Technology is more than a manicure or pedicure. Nail technology is the art and science of professional nails. You’ll learn anatomy, physiology and pathology of nails and skin; nail beauty techniques; and professional nail products and their uses.

Class hours:

11 Weeks Course

  • 40 Hours/Week

18 Weeks Course

  • 22 Hours/Week


• Nails
Nail technology supplies, professional nail cosmetic products, basic manicures,
basic pedicures, nail shapes, safety and sanitation

• Acrylic Nails
Sculptured nails; chemistry and safety for artificial nail enhancements; nail tip applications and overlays; nail wrap application and techniques

• Nail Disorders and Diseases
Disorders, diseases, and irregularities of nails

• Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology of the hands, feet, and nails

• Business Management and Success Skills
Salon service add-on techniques, retailing, customer service, advertising

• Nail Art
Creative designs and techniques in nail design

• State Board training
Mock board practical and technical exams.

The course length is divided into both technical classroom instruction in the science of nail technology and applied effort for practical operations. You will receive traditional classroom training; however, the majority of training is learned through real life experience with clients. This format provides an exceptional learning experience that prepares students with a solid background of practical hands-on training directly related to the nail industry.

Career opportunities for Manicurists:

ICOC Manicuring/Nail Technology graduates have found careers as:

  • Owners of a salon or spa
  • Managers of a salon or spa
  • Manicurists for Magazine, TV or Film
  • Industry Spokesperson
  • And more!

Student at International College of Cosmetology is eligible for the O.P.I Student Discount Program.

At Completion, students will receive a Certificate and will be certified to take the California State Board Examination for Manicuring. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will get a license to practice Manicuring in the State of California.

Tuition:                     $1,000.00

Registration fee:  $100.00

TextBooks:             $126.00

Supplies:                 $300.00

             Total Cost: $1,526.00