“NEW”: We are now offering daytime nail courses! For information on start dates and class schedules, please see “Calendars & Schedules” under our “Get started” tab. Nails have become serious business! Nail technology is the foremost and fastest growing profession within the beauty industry and the future outlook for professional in this field is bright. There are many exciting job options available–you could work in a salon or spa providing manicures and pedicures, you can become a nail salon owner, or even travel using your talents on a cruise ship or as a product representative and educator.
Oliver Finley has developed a Nail Technology curriculum that is tailored to the ever changing trends in the industry. A career in nail technology requires being creative, detail-oriented, professional and versatile. We offer a blend of the components required to be successful in today’s market while still embracing the fundamentals of nail care.
Students will receive an education in both theory and practical experience in many phases of manicuring and applying artificial nails. Their education will prepare them for the professional marketplace, as well as give them the necessary knowledge to successfully complete the Idaho State Boards.
Consist of sitting for long periods and consistent long term use of arms and hands.
Consist of the ability to read and follow manufactures’ directions for all chemicals and products used. Prolonged exposure to some nail chemicals may cause irritations, so protective clothing may be needed.
Nail Technician, Nail Salon Owner/Mgr., Pedicurist, Manicurist.
Nail Techs can earn an average entry level wage of $27,850 according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Statistics from the US Department of Labor also state that Nail Technology is an exploding field with anticipated growth of 28% during the next decade which will offer unlimited opportunities for technicians.
Once the course is completed, the student must take and pass the Idaho State Board Exam. When the exam is taken the results are sent to the student, the Idaho state Board and to the School. The student will then be required to apply to the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology for licensing. The student must pay all testing and licensing fees.