Do you love doing nails and are always getting compliments on your cool nail designs? It might be time to start thinking about becoming a licensed nail technician! It’s the perfect time to start researching schools to find the program most suitable for you! WBI has been educating students in the arts of cosmetology, barbering, nail technology and esthetics (skin care) for almost 60 years. We offer an intensive and comprehensive program to prepare you for a career you’ll love.

You’re only 400 hours away from becoming a licensed nail technician! Here’s what you can expect to learn in our program:

Acrylic Nails by Mrs. Figueroa, Nail Technology Instructor

3D Nail Art by Kalee

Nail Art by Nayelli

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.

Nail Art by Mrs. Figueroa, Nail Technology Instructor

Gel Nails by Kalee

There are morning & evening classes available at the Reseda location, which would work around any schedule!

Still have questions? Get more details about our cosmetology curriculum here.

You should also schedule a tour of a WBI campus that offers the program you are most interested in. We would love to show you around and answer any questions you may have about our school and our programs.


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