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A Florida nail school teaching manicurist, nail technician, nail tech and nail technology located in St Petersburg, Florida. Become a Nail Tech / Manicurist with Advanced Skills.


Nails Tech Program

300 Hours

3 months on a 24 hour per week schedule.

Schedules vary and those who can attend more will graduate sooner. 25 weeks on a minimum part time schedule of 12 hours per week.

This Program features small theory, demo and practical classes along with lots of experience on real clients. Salons are constantly seeking beauty professionals with these skills.



  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Sculpting using a Form
  • Tips with Overlay
  • Nail Wraps and Mending
  • Nail Fill-ins
  • Artificial Nail Removal
  • Nail Art
  • Paraffin Treatments
  • Light Activated Gels
  • Electric Drill
  • Gel Polish
  • Pink & White Technique
  • Rebalancing
  • The Nail Business
  • Spa Services
  • Odorless Products
  • ...and much more.
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nail student LORAINES ACADEMY offers full-service training beyond the basics, including a large and active clinic for supervised experience with the public. Frequent professional seminars and demonstrations by guest artists are held. Our library features a full selection of videos, books, and current trade publications on every subject. We feature a large retail center with related product knowledge classes.

Nail Tech Income and Occupational Outlook

Quick Facts: Manicurists and Pedicurists
2015 Median Pay $20,820 per year 
$10.01 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 113,600
Job Outlook, 2014-24 10% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 11,700

What Manicurists and Pedicurists Do
Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.

Work Environment
Manicurists and pedicurists usually work in a nail salon, spa, or hair salon. The job involves a lot of sitting. Those who own a mobile grooming company travel to their clients’ location. About 3 in 10 manicurists and pedicurists were self-employed, many running their own nail salon business.

How to Become a Manicurist or Pedicurist
Manicurists and pedicurists must complete a state-approved cosmetology or nail technician program and then pass a state exam for licensure, which all states except Connecticut require. 

The median hourly wage for manicurists and pedicurists was $10.01 in May 2015.

Job Outlook
Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. New nail services being offered, such as minisessions and mobile manicures and pedicures, will drive employment growth. High turnover and a growing number of nail salons will result in very good job opportunities.



Career Placement:

We have a strong relationship with our local salons and they want to meet our students even before you graduate. There is a dramatic shortage of Facial Specialists, Nail Technicians, Stylists, Massage Therapists and other salon professionals, offering a very unique industry opportunity with "Zero Unemployment". Whether it is a new first career option or a mid-life career change, there are many, many more Career openings than there are licensed graduates to fill these openings.



Standard day schedule is 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Evening Classes meet 5:30 to 9:30 pm Monday - Friday. This is one of the quickest ways to enter the Beauty Field. In 10 weeks at 30 hours per week, a person can qualify for state registration to work in Florida.



Housing is not provided by the school. There are plenty of apartments and rooms to rent nearby, with easy access to public transportation. We will be happy to assist out-of town students in their selection of a suitable place to stay.



No State Exam is Required!

After you complete the Program you will qualify for employment as soon as you apply ($60) for your Florida State Registration to Work

The school admits as regular students:

  • High School graduates
  • Holders of GED's
  • And those age 16 or older who demonstrate the ability to benefit from the training.


Program Price - Go to: Nail Tech Program Price

Cosmetology w/Nail Tech Kit - Go to:  Program Kit List

Class Dates: Call or e-mail us for day or evening dates.

Do you want to be successful in the Beauty Business or Massage Field?

Get Started Now And Call Today!
For personalized guidance and advice call:
Dr. Tina O’Daniels, Director of Admissions
(727) 347-4247
ext. 103
Toll Free: (888) 393-5015


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