International College of Cosmetology

Since 1999
510-261-8256
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Manicure 400 Hours Program
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Get the skills to be a Manicurist Professional in 2.5 Months

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

In as little as two and a half months, you can graduate from International College of Cosmetology and obtain your license. Once you have your license, many exciting career opportunities could potentially be open to you!
The Manicure program 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.

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

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.

Manicure Class

Here’s what you’ll learn in our Manicure Program

  • 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 Art: Creative designs and techniques in nail design
  • Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomy and physiology of the hands, feet, and nails
  • Nail Disorders and Diseases: Disorders, diseases, and irregularities of nails
  • Business Management and Success Skills: Salon service add-on techniques, retailing, customer service, advertising
  • State Board Training: Mock board practical and technical exams

Flexible schedules minimum is 16 hours per week

We know there is work obligation or have family responsibilities while you go to school. ICOC understand that most people don’t have the luxury of taking time off of their responsibilities to pursue a new career.
We have created this program for this particular students just 2-days per week. This allows you to complete the program and balances things like work, family, and other commitments.

Schedule options:

  • 2.5 Months Program- Full-Time Attendance: 40 hours/week
  • 3 Months Program- Full-Time Attendance: 32 hours/week
  • 4 Months Program- Part-Time Attendance: 24 hours/week
  • 6 Months Program- Half-Time Attendance (Two Days a Week): 16 hours/week

Class start dates:
Registration every first and third week of the month. You can walk-in, call 510-261-8256, or email admission@icoc.edu to schedule an appointment to take the first step in starting your career in Manicurist today.

Class hours schedules:

  • Lecture Class: 10:15am – 12:15pm
  • Practical Training: 10:15pm – 04:30pm

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The tools you need to succeed

Kit Manicure

 The kit is yours to keep and will help you make a smooth transition from student to Manicure professional. Click here for more information on the MANICURING KIT LIST

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

Manicure Class 2

Program Cost

Call us for more information on our tuition costs.
*Financial Aid is NOT Available for this program.

Career opportunities for Manicurists

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