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Manicurist Academy in Hickory, NC

Get the skills and experience needed to be a professional manicurist from Cosmetic Arts Academy. As a student, you'll learn and experience proper procedures for manicures, pedicures, nail tips, wraps, nail art, nail repairs, and both gel and acrylic applications and techniques.

The nail technology course is a 300 hour course of study. The course can be completed in 3 months for full time students and 4 months for part time students. Enrollments for Manicurist Students are offered every January, March, May, July, September, and November.


The cost for the nail technology program is $2,500. This initial payment includes registration fee, kit, books, and partial tuition. Tuition can be paid in monthly payments. All payments are credited to the tuition balance and no interest or finance fees apply.

Class Start Dates

May 2, 2017
July 11, 2017
September 5, 2017
November 7, 2017
January 9, 2018


-Transfer credits can be accepted.
Must Be At Least 16 Years Of Age
High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Social Security Card or IRS Identification Card
Government Issued Photo ID Required

Manicurist Class Hours

Tue - Fri: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sat (every other Saturday): 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue - Thur: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Call now to schedule a tour to see the facility!