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nails instructor

Cosmetology: nails

Beginner Friendly

Learn the fundamentals of nails for yourself or someone else.

Career Building

This course will boost your confidence and ignite your path!


Learn the best practices when learning about nails


Interactive sessions that will teach you how to take care of your own nails


Learn all the  key vocabulary needed to talk about nails


Learn everything you need to start doing your own nails today

What are nails?

nail is a horn-like keratinous envelope covering the tips of the fingers and toes in most primates.   Nails evolved from claws found in other animals. Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protective protein called alpha-keratin which is found in the hooves, hair, claws, and horns of vertebrates.

Who does nails?

Nail technicians, manicurists, or nailists all do nails. Nail salons offer a variety of options for nail care, examples which include acrylics, silk or fiberglass wraps, French manicures, polish, and pedicures. Nail technicians, manicurists, or Nailists work in spas, nail salons, and cosmetology centers.