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You’re Only Helpless When Your Nails Are Drying

Becoming an Advanced Manicurist is a great way to get into the salon industry quickly. With one of our shortest programs, you can go from beginner to an artificial nail specialist, nail art master or even an educator. If you enjoy attention to detail, a fast-paced environment and making people look good from “tip to toe,” this may just be a match made in heaven.

Extend Beyond the Basics

In our program, you can learn the basics of hand and foot care through both theory and practical learning. We start with teaching you about the structure and function of the nails along with manicuring and pedicuring services, but it doesn’t end there.

You can get hands-on experience while we go beyond the basics to teach you the art of nail design. You can learn how to create artificial nail enhancements, apply different polish techniques and types as well as create beautiful nail art master pieces. We’ll even touch on the business basics of how you can build your book and keep clients coming back. If you love expressing your creativity and adding a little glitter to your nails, our Advanced Manicuring program could be a good fit for you.

woman getting a manicure and her nails filed

What To Expect From Our Advanced Manicuring Program

Our passion is to turn yours into a reality. At our schools, we aim to prepare you to jump right into the exciting world of beauty after completing your education. Our fast-paced learning environment will teach you the basics of proper hand and foot care, but at The Ohio State School of Cosmetology and The Spa School, we take your learning to the next level.

With our hands-on training, you can get the practice required to become a skilled Manicurist. A combination of classroom instruction and practical training can help you to gain the skills necessary to excel in the industry and complete the state board examination.

Fund Your Future

A quality education is one of the best investments you can make, and we don’t believe that financial roadblocks should get in the way of your dreams. While this program does not qualify for federal financial aid, limited financing options may be available to those who qualify. Contact our admissions department to discuss!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the program take?

Our Advanced Manicuring program is 300 clock hours. The length of the program varies based on the program schedule you choose, as our full-time schedule can take as little as 8 weeks, while an evening schedule (available only at our Columbus location) can take as little as 17 weeks.

We have a variety of start dates as well as daytime or evening classes to accommodate everyone as much as we can.

How do I enroll?

The best way to get the process started is to talk to our admissions team. You can do this by filling out a form on our website or calling the location closest to you to schedule a tour and start the enrollment process.

Admission Requirements:

  • Provide proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 17 years old and provide proof of age through birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification

Are You Ready To Start Your Nail Education?

Let us get you on the right path to a future doing something you love. If you have a passion for making others love their nails, then a career as a Manicurist may just be the right fit for you. Contact us today to find out more. Once you’ve gotten in touch with our team, we can schedule a tour of our facilities and get you started on your journey.

Take the Next Step

Seats are filling up fast for our end of summer classes! Secure your spot by calling Ali at 614-499-7200
Call Ali at 614-499-7200 to dive into the beautiful world of Cosmetology!


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April Potts

"I took my mom there for her birthday, and for my hair done as well. The young lady who did my hair was AWESOME!!! Her name was Briann I think and she was amazing. I have "natural ethnic" hair and she talked me through everything she was doing and did an amazing job. She has a customer for life!! My hair feels like it has NEVER before, she was funny, humble, sweet, knowledgeable and made the whole visit fun. Her tip was more then half of my cost and I felt she deserved more. I want her to always do my hair even AFTER she graduates. I can’t say enough about this young ladies talent and my enjoyment of being around her. IU Briann."

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