Make Your Mark as a Professional Nail Tech

Nail technology consists of equal parts fashion, art, and positive self-care. Whether it’s keeping up with the latest style trends or working directly with the 1500+ guests who enter our doors each month, our nail tech program is designed to offer everything you need to become an experienced, licensed professional.

Hone your skills at our ultra-modern nail bar under the instruction of our staff of instructors, gain experience in a real salon setting and learn to provide more than 20 individual nail tech services from our nail menu. All services in our nail bar are provided by students under the supervision of our licensed instructors. In Academy of Hair Design’s nail tech program, you’ll discover how to showcase your artistic ability, expertise, and attention to detail in an energetic learning environment.

see what our students have to say

I graduated from [Academy of Hair Design] and I had a great experience! All the educators were very knowledgeable and taught me so much … The atmosphere, all the patrons I was able to work on, and how versatile the school is, was a great advantage. I appreciate how well prepared I was for the state board and to get out in the field. I have watched [Academy of Hair Design] grow and I decided I wanted to come back to educate and give back to this industry … It's so rewarding seeing how amazing and well [the students] excel!


I went here last year under the nail technician program and it was a great hands on experience. They supplied me with all of the tools I’d need to be successful. I’m now a year in working at a nail shop with a steady clientele thanks to the job placement program. 10/10 recommended if you want to get licensed.


I’ve only been going to this school for three months and I’ve learned so much. I’ve always had an interest and a good understanding of hair but the school has helped me improve what I already knew and help me understand what I didn’t. All of the teachers are very nice and will help you with anything you are having trouble with. I’m really excited to graduate and start my life as a hairstylist.


Thank you Academy of Hair Design for pushing me, being there for me, challenging me, and most helping me have confidence in the beauty industry. I am very glad I chose this school. It has been a very positive place to be. Everyone is so welcoming and it's something I'll never forget! Thank you!!


Academy of Hair Design has been an amazing experience. The teachers are informative and dedicated to what they do and want to see us all succeed. The environment is filling and educational but also fun. I would encourage anyone to at least check it out and see for yourself. Plenty of tools and lessons and also hands on experience.

Destiny H.

Our Nail Tech Program

There’s nothing quite as exciting as a fresh set of nails — especially when they’re done right. In our nail technology program, you’ll learn all the fundamental tools of the trade, along with fabulous nail art, gel & acrylic nail application, encapsulations, manicures & pedicures, and more. Our student-run nail bar features over 20 total individual services related to nail beautification and care.

Like all of Academy of Hair Design’s programs, our nail technology track can be performed at your own pace to ensure you get the experience you need. Create beautiful manicures with a variety of nail materials at our 12-patron nail bar, and hone your pedicure and massage skills in our spa chairs. Our school is designed to help you grow comfortable with a variety of techniques on real-life clientele, so you can graduate with the knowledge and experience of a professional.

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Your Future Awaits

Every aspect of our academy, from the instructors to the training space to the financial aid services available to our students, was built to aid your success in the field of beauty and wellness. We’d love to show you in person how enrolling in our nail tech program will open doors to a variety of key career resources from the best in the business!

Nail Technology FAQs

How long does it take to complete the nail tech program?

We aim to educate, graduate, and place students in a career in 6 months or less. As always, that time frame can be altered to fit individual student needs.

Is it possible to pay tuition and other expenses with financial aid?

Yes! Our financial aid experts will help you explore all scholarships, grants, and student loan options, along with other possibilities for financial aid, to develop a tuition plan that works for you. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

What techniques will the nail tech course teach me?

You’ll learn the latest trends and fashions in nail beauty, properly applying and caring for nails of several different materials, manicuring, pedicuring and more!

Ready to Enroll?

Before enrolling, keep in mind the State Board of Cosmetology in Nevada has
established a few standard requirements for all program applicants:

  • Applicants must be 17 years of age
  • High school diploma (or equivalency) is required
  • Social security number is required
  • While US citizenship is not required, to apply for financial aid through the
    Department of Education you will need a permanent residency card

If you’re serious about exploring the Nail Tech program (or our other
cosmetology programs), getting in touch is easy! Just submit your contact info
on our introduction form and a member of our team will reach out to help you
book your in-person tour of our academy. We’re excited to meet you!

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Academy of Hair Design

5191 West Charleston Blvd 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146


Working hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday