Nail Technician


Are you passionate about nail art? Do you love painting nails and want to be part of the $532 billion dollar beauty industry?

Nail technicians have desirable, in-demand skills. On average, clients book a manicure every 1 or 2 weeks and a pedicure once a month. With such frequent visits, it is easy to fill your appointment book with loyal customers.

This online course shares expert advice on how to become a nail technician. Start and grow your beauty business with this accredited course. 


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


Module 1: General Care Of Hands
  • Skin Types
  • Creams and suitable products
  • Exercises for hands
  • Nail disorders
Module 2: Manicure
  • The steps to a good manicure
  • Hand massage
Module 3: Pedicure
  • Steps to a good pedicure.
  • Foot Massage
Module 4: Nail Art
  • Types of nail polish
  • Tools you need and how to add decorations.
  • Examples of decoration choices
  • Products on the market.
Module 5: Gel & Shellac Manicure
  • Gel Nails
  • Step by step instructions for sculpted gel nails with French manicure.
  • Maintaining and filling
  • Shellac Style Nails
  • Steps for applying Shellac


Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for individuals interested in learning more about the exciting and challenging careers available for nail technicians. From high fashion to hometown weddings, there is always a demand for skilled nail technicians.

Perhaps you'd like to become a beauty blogger, or simply improve your skills for personal use. This course will help any person learn foundational skills and build on them to achieve great results!

Career path

  • Find work at a high-end nail salon
  • Become part of a team of hairstylists, makeup artists, and stylists for photoshoots, fashion spreads, movies, TV, and high fashion catwalks
  • Start a beauty blog, YouTube channel, Instagram account
  • Impress everyone with your nail skills!


You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards ( When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.