Manicuring/Nail Technology

Manicuring/Nail Technology

An exciting career is right at your fingertips and the fingertips 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.

Manicuring/Nail Technology is more than a manicure or pedicure. Nail technology is the art and science of professional nails. By enrolling in our Manicuring/Nail Technology program, you'll learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of nails and skin, nail beauty techniques, and how to use professional nail products.

Our Manicuring/Nail Technology program features:

Nail Care

Manicures, Including Water and Oil Manicures with Hand and Arm Massage
Application of Artificial Nails, Including Liquid, Gel and Powder Brush-Ons, and Nail Tips
Nail Wraps and Repairs, and Nail Analysis
Pedicures, Including Foot and Ankle Massage

Career Development

Professional Ethics
Fundamentals of Business Management
Salesmanship and Marketing
Effective Communication and Human Relations

Health and Safety

Industry and State Laws and Regulations
Health and Safety Considerations
Disinfection and Sanitation
Bacteriology, Anatomy and Physiology

The course length is divided between technical classroom instruction in nail technology and practical experience in the art and science of manicuring. 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 and Job Outlook

Marinello Manicuring/Nail Technology graduates have found careers as:

Manicurists in a salon or spa setting
Manicurists for magazines, TV or film
Managers of a salon or spa
Owners of a salon or spa

Department of Labor's O*NET

SOC Code- 39-5092.00 Manicurists and Pedicurists

Not all programs are available at all campus locations. For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who complete this program and other important information, please click here to download the Marinello Schools of Beauty Gainful Employment Disclosures.


The textbooks listed below are used in the Manicuring and Nail Technology programs offered at Marinello Schools of Beauty. Each student’s book cost is included in the cost of their books and supplies. However, if replacement books are needed, these would be the replacement costs for the textbooks:

Milady's Standard Nail Technology, 6th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9768-9, $117.95
Milady's Standard Nail Technology, Student Workbook, 6th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9764-1, $61.95
Milady's Standard Nail Technology, Exam Review, 6th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9763-5, $42.95

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