Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist Colleges and Programs

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This program is designed to prepare students to shape fingernails and toenails, apply polish and cosmetics to nails, remove unwanted skin and blemishes, and function as licensed nail technicians/specialists or manicurists. This program typically includes in depth instruction in manicuring theory; nail growth, irregularities, and diseases; skin anatomy; equipment and table maintenance; sterilization and sanitation; nail filing, shaping, and polishing; cuticle, blemish, and rough skin removal; nail sculpture and design art; cream application and extremity massage; product storage and use; laws and regulations; customer service; and business practices.

The colleges, universities, and schools below offer majors and degree programs in Nail Technician/specialist and Manicurist. To learn more about a specific school click on any of the links below.


A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Tribeca Inc.

113 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

Phone Number: (212) 227-6353
Website: www.abi.edu
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 187 (187 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 63 to 1

Aaron’s Academy of Beauty

11690 Doolittle Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

Phone Number: (301) 645-3681
Website: http://www.aaronsacademyofbeauty.com/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 85 (85 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

ABC Beauty College Inc

2708 W Pine, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Phone Number: (870) 246-6726
Website: www.arkadelphiabeautycollege.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Distant town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 81 (81 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Academy of Career Training

3501 W Vine St Ste 111, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Phone Number: (407) 943-8777
Website: academyofcareertraining.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 144 (144 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Admissions: academyofcareertraining.com
Financial Aid: academyofcareertraining.com
Online Application: academyofcareertraining.com

Academy of Cosmetology

2088 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Phone Number: (321) 452-8490
Website: FLORIDACOSMETOLOGYSCHOOLS.COM
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 212 (212 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Admissions: floridacosmetologyschools.com

Academy of Cosmetology-Palm Bay

1975 Palm Bay Rd. #106, Palm Bay, FL 32905

Phone Number: (321) 951-0595
Website: FLORIDACOSMETOLOGYSCHOOLS.COM
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 137 (137 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1

Academy of Hair Design

5191 W. Charleston, #150, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Phone Number: 703E11
Website: http://www.ahdvegas.com/
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 252 (252 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
Online Application: www.ahdvegas.com

Academy of Hair Design-Poway

13266 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064

Phone Number: 8(587) 481-4900
Website: www.bellusacademy.edu
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 549 (549 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 28 to 1

Academy of Hair Technology

3715 E North St Ste F, Greenville, SC 29615-2363

Phone Number: (864) 322-0300
Website: www.hairchamps.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 256 (256 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 29 to 1
Admissions: www.hairchamps.com

Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care

3141 S Military Tr, Lake Worth, FL 33463-2113

Phone Number: (561) 965-5550
Website: www.ahamassage.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 180 (180 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1

Academy of Nail Skin and Hair Inc

928 Broadwater Ave, Suite C, Billings, MT 59101

Phone Number: 406E12
Website: academyofnailskinandhair.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 241 (241 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Admissions: academyofnailskinandhair.com
Financial Aid: academyofnailskinandhair.com
Online Application: academyofnailskinandhair.com

Academy of Salon and Spa

311 S 16th St, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone Number: (479) 782-5059
Website: www.mellies.org
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 195 (195 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 49 to 1
Online Application: www.mellies.org

Advance Beauty College

10121 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Phone Number: (714) 530-2131
Website: www.advancebeautycollege.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 688 (688 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 99 to 1
Admissions: www.advancebeautycollege.com
Financial Aid: www.advancebeautycollege.com
Online Application: www.advancebeautycollege.com

Advanced Barber College and Hair Design

2818 S International, Weslaco, TX 78596

Phone Number: (956) 969-0341
Website: http://abcrgv.com/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 122 (122 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 41 to 1

Advanced Tech College

Barbosa St #53, Bayamon, PR 961

Phone Number: (787) 787-6841
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 233 (233 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

Aesthetics Institute of Cosmetology

701 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone Number: (301) 351-3642
Website: http://www.aiclakeforest.com/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 63 (63 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

Ailano School of Cosmetology

541 West St, Brockton, MA 02301-5734

Phone Number: 5(085) 835-4332
Website: www.ailanoschool.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 77 (77 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1

B Street Design-School International Hair Styling

10324 Mastin, Overland Park, KS 66212

Phone Number: (913) 782-4004
Website: bstreetdesign.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 222 (222 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 32 to 1
Admissions: bstreetdesign.com
Financial Aid: bstreetdesign.com
Online Application: bstreetdesign.com

Beauty Schools of America

1176 SW 67th Avenue, Miami, FL 33144

Phone Number: (305) 267-6604
Website: www.bsa.edu/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 1,145 (1,145 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 40 to 1
Admissions: www.admission.html
Financial Aid: www.bsa.edu/contact-us.html
Online Application: www.bsa.edu/signup/

Capri Institute of Hair Design

1595 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 7011

Phone Number: (800) 232-2774
Website: www.capriinstitute.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 277 (277 undergraduate)

Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture

207 W 18 St, Cheyenne, WY 82001-4413

Phone Number: (307) 637-8700
Website: www.cheeksusa.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 48 (48 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology

7535 Poe Avenue, Dayton, OH 45414

Phone Number: (937) 454-1200
Website: www.creativeimages.edu
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 293 (293 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 33 to 1

Design’s School of Cosmetology

715 24th St Ste E, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Phone Number: (805) 237-8575
Website: designsschool.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 126 (126 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Admissions: www.designsschool.edu
Financial Aid: www.designsschool.edu
Online Application: www.designsschool.edu

Educators of Beauty

122 Wright St, La Salle, IL 61301

Phone Number: (815) 223-7326
Website: www.educatorsofbeauty.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Remote town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 95 (95 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

Ezell’s Cosmetology School

504 Maple St, Murray, KY 42071-2530

Phone Number: (270) 753-4723
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Remote town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 56 (56 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1

Final Touch Beauty School

5700 North Hills Street, Meridian, MS 39307

Phone Number: (601) 485-7733
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Remote town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 78 (78 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1

French Academy of Cosmetology

111 W Exchange St Ste A, Spring Lake, MI 49456

Phone Number: (616) 844-7070
Website: www.frenchacademy.org
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 89 (89 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Online Application: www.frenchacademy.net/

Gene Juarez Academy of Beauty

10715 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Phone Number: (206) 368-0210
Website: www.genejuarezacademy.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 522 (522 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 30 to 1
Admissions: genejuarezacademy.com
Financial Aid: genejuarezacademy.com
Online Application: genejuarezacademy.com

Guy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology Inc

1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway, Shreveport, LA 71105

Phone Number: 319E12
Website: www.guysacademy.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 132 (132 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Admissions: guysacademy.com
Financial Aid: guysacademy.com
Online Application: guysacademy.com

International Cosmetology Academy

940 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Phone Number: (616) 248-3335
Website: www.icatoday.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 103 (103 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

Internatonal Salon and Spa Academy

5707 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3684

Phone Number: (719) 597-1413
Website: www.csbeautyschools.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 375 (375 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1

James Albert School of Cosmetology

1835 Newport Blvd Ste A200, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3831

Phone Number: (949) 642-0606
Website: www.jamesalbertschool.com/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 109 (109 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Admissions: www.jamesalbertschool.com/pages/infoclasses/adm…
Financial Aid: www.jamesalbertschool.com/pages/financing.htm

John Paul’s Hair, Nail & Skin Care Institute

2144 Saratoga Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Phone Number: (518) 583-3700
Website: www.xtremebeautyinstitute.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Small suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 52 (52 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails

449 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

Phone Number: (803) 772-6042
Website: www.kennethshuler.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 290 (290 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Admissions: www.kennethshuler.com
Financial Aid: www.kennethshuler.com
Online Application: www.kennethshuler.com

La James College of Hairstyling and Cosmetology

24 Second St NE, Mason City, IA 50401-3308

Phone Number: (641) 424-2161
Website: www.lajames.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Remote town
Campus housing: Yes
Student Population: 113 (113 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

Lacy Cosmetology School

3084 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803

Phone Number: (803) 648-6181
Website: www.lacyschools.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 88 (88 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 45 to 1

Mansfield Beauty Schools

266 Bridge St, Springfield, MA 1103

Phone Number: (413) 788-7575
Website: www.mansfieldbeautyschools.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 64 (64 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1

Marinello Schools of Beauty

4130 E Gage Ave, Bell, CA 90201

Phone Number: (562) 945-2211
Website: www.marinello.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 217 (217 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 32 to 1

Modern Beauty Academy

699 South C St, Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone Number: (805) 483-4994
Website: http://modernbeautyacademy.org/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 95 (95 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 32 to 1

Mr John’s School of Cosmetology Esthetics & Nails

1745 E Eldorado, Decatur, IL 62521

Phone Number: (217) 423-8173
Website: www.mrjohns.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Small city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 124 (124 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1

New Castle School of Beauty Culture

314 Washington St, New Castle, PA 16101

Phone Number: (724) 287-0708
Website: http://beautyacademies.net
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Distant town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 53 (53 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1

Ohio State School of Cosmetology

6077 GENDER ROAD, CANAL WINCHESTER, OH 43110

Phone Number: 614E11
Website: http://salonschools.com/ohio-state-school-of-cosmetology/
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Rural fringe community
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 43 (43 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1

Patsy and Robs Academy of Beauty

18 Northwest Plaza, Saint Ann, MO 63074-2214

Phone Number: (314) 298-8808
Website: www.praob.edu
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 121 (121 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 41 to 1
Admissions: www.praob.edu
Financial Aid: www.praob.edu
Online Application: www.praob.edu

Paul Mitchell The School-Fayetteville

222 Tallywood Shopping Ctr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5364

Phone Number: (910) 485-6310
Website: https://paulmitchell.edu/fayetteville/
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 161 (161 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1

Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology

461 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115

Phone Number: (704) 235-0185
Website: pinnacleinst.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Finge town
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 82 (82 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1

PJ’s College of Cosmetology

1414 Blackiston Mill Rd, Clarksville, IN 47129

Phone Number: 318E12
Website: GOTOPJS.COM
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 205 (205 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1

Raphaels School of Beauty Culture

1324 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

Phone Number: (330) 652-1559
Website: www.raphaelsbeautyschool.com
School Type: 2-year private for-profit
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
4-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 192 (192 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
Admissions: www.raphaelsbeautyschool.com
Online Application: www.raphaelsbeautyschool.com

Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails

4747 B Hamilton Road, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone Number: (706) 653-6561
Website: rivertownschoolofbeauty.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Midsize city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 313 (313 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1

Robert Paul Academy of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

1811B York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-5119

Phone Number: (410) 252-4244
Website: www.robertpaulacademy.com
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large suburb
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 168 (168 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Admissions: www.robertpaulacademy.com

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology

1067 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone Number: (415) 355-1734
Website:
School Type: Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Awards Offered: 1-year certificate
2-year certificate
Campus setting: Large city
Campus housing: No
Student Population: 277 (277 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1

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