Nail Technician Programs in Nashville, TN: Nail Technician Classes & Training

If you dream of becoming a nail technician in Nashville, the program at our beauty school will prepare you for everything you need. Graduates of our nail technician school receive hands on training from our licensed instructors in all things nails.

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Nail Technician Program

(nail tech·ni·cian) A person employed to give manicures, pedicures, and other cosmetic treatments for the nails.

The professional course in manicuring requires the satisfactory completion of 600 hours of training. This will entitle you to take the Tennessee State Board of Manicuring Examination for the Tennessee Manicuring License. The instructional methods used to teach are from the Milady’s textbook and practical hands on training. This program provides opportunities for each student to develop a professional personality for working in the dynamic field of manicuring.

Full-Time: 4 Months / Part-Time: 5.5 Months
600 Hours

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The suggested curriculum for the nail technician program is as follows:General: 150 Hours

  • Sterilization, sanitation, and bacteriology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • State law, salon management, ethics

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Chemical: 150 Hours

  • Product knowledge
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • EPA and OSHA requirements

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Physical: 300 Hours

  • Massage, manicuring, and pedicuring
  • Nail care, nail artistry, nail wraps
  • Sculptured nails, nail tips, gel nails, nail safety
  • UV gel laminate and nail artistry

Total Hours: 600 Hours

Required Nail Technician Program Total: 600 Hours

Nail Technician Curriculum Total: 600 Hours

Tuition and fees (including books and kit): $9,500

FT schedule: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

PT schedule: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday-Friday

*Orientation is included under the GENERAL section of the curriculum.

Start Your Cosmetology Career in Nashville Off Right

With hands-on learning from professionals, and programs designed to prepare you for the job market, Shear Perfection Academy of Cosmetology is the perfect place to begin your career in esthetics, cosmetology, or a nail technician. Students from all over Nashville have chosen our programs thanks to our robust curriculums and top notch instructors. For more information about how you can become a student too, reach out to us today.

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