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About our Academy:

Nail Science Academy has a group of Edmonton based and Alberta based Educators that are veterans in the industry. Our Educators have a minimum of 7 to 18 years experience in teaching the science and skills of becoming a successful nail technician. With the industries on-going changes and developments, our Educators are kept updated with new skills and product trends to help our students adapt to becoming the best in the field. We offer on-going support to all our students and graduates throughout their career.

Our Mission:

Our courses are designed for students to over come one challenge at a time, using visual aides, taking each directional step given by the educator, and applying that skill on their chosen hand model. We offer group study as an option for practice, or overcoming a technical obstacle. We offer designated practice times in our academy, along side a nail technician at work, to encourage confidence, and motivation.

Is this for you?

There are many career paths as a Nail Technician, the most common are;

1. High School Graduates;
a) some would like to take a year or two off before attending University and are looking at becoming a Nail Technician to give them supplemented income before and during there commitment to University, it allows them the set their schedule around studies, while being able to earn an above average income.
b) Others are choosing this as a career path, this is very possible and been achieved by many, it does however take commitment and self motivation to get there. There are many Nail Technicians in the industry, but only those with the desire, perseverance and creativity excel to the top earning scale. The Career of being a Nail Technician is not limited to the service, but engaging in competitions to show their skill, becoming an educator, and developing their own salon are all part of this path.

2. Stay at home Moms and Semi Retirement;
Becoming a Nail Technician for this category is a method of making extra earnings at home, most commonly on a part time basis. Although the term to become certified and qualified is only two to three months, it will take allot of commitment and dedication to succeed or meet your expectations, and can take a full year to reach your goal.

3. Re-entry into the Workplace;
For those that have had to re-think their career path due to injury, economic crisis, or family/recreational planning, it is a common selection to become a Nail Technician. Certification into the industry has a short duration and is affordable. There are always sufficient job placements in salons, if you are dedicated and practice good work ethics, Nail Technician is a career that relocates well if you have a spouse or family who is subject to routine transfers.

4. Former Nail Technicians and/or non-certified students
Nail Technicians who have been out of the industry for a while and need to refresh their skills. Whether you are looking to re educate or are just beginning, we have programs for certified and non certified technicians available. Often times, students go through a program and decide not to do anything with it out of pure frustration and lack of confidence. We offer programs that allow these students to bring their products already purchased from their former school or salon and get the re training they need to start the road to success, without the added cost.