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Manicuring/Nail Technology Course

The Manicuring/Nail Technology course at Western Beauty Institute ( WBI ) covers all phases of nail preparation and care. The course consists of 400 hours of technical instruction and practical operations. Manicuring/Nail Technology is more than a manicure or pedicure. Nail technology is the art and science of professional nails. You’ll learn the anatomy, physiology and pathology of nails and skin; nail beauty techniques; and professional nail products and their uses. The technical instruction here at WBI includes theory lectures, demonstrations, classroom participation, textbook study, and examination. Practical operations include practice of complete manicuring and pedicuring services on mannequins or real customers. There are morning & evening classes available at our location, which would work around any schedule.


The Manicuring/Nail Technology  course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and to provide knowledge and skills that will enable graduates to seek employment as licensed manicurists, product demonstrators, or salon managers/owners.


  • Water and oil manicuring & pedicuring
  • Application of acrylic, liquid & powder brush-on, nail wraps, nail repair, nail tips, gel nails without UV light
  • Acrylic (methacrylate) encapsulated nails, UV-gels & nail art
  • Advanced nail technology (electric filing, art stencils & stamps, freehand art & minx)
  • Professionalism, job search strategy, personal and business ethics
  • Personal grooming, employer-employee relations, customer relations, and communication skills

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION (minimum specified)

  • Industry Laws & Regulations
  • Health & Safety (training in chemical safety in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemicals-related injuries, communicable diseases)
  • Manicures & Pedicures (water and oil, hand/arm/foot/ankle massage)
  • Manicurist Chemistry (training in chemical composition and the purpose of nail care preparation)
  • Disinfection and Sanitation (procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician; performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Section 979 and 980; disinfection is emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment)
  • Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology
  • Additional Training (product knowledge, sales techniques, client suitability, professional ethics, client relations, effective communication)

PRACTICAL OPERATIONS (minimum specified)

  • Disinfection & Sanitation
  • Manicures & Pedicures (water & oil manicures, complete pedicures, hand/arm/foot/ankle massage)
  • Artificial Nails (acrylics, liquid, gels; powder brush-ons, nail tips, nail wraps, nail repair, nail analysis)


SCHEDULE #2 (4 months)

Monday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm

SCHEDULE #3 (4 months)

Monday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Schedule may vary by location and/or demand.

Still have questions? Contact us and your local campus representatives will be happy to provide more information!