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Sculpt Your Future in Nails!        

A strong attention to detail, a love of fashion, a passion for art, and a desire to take on a career in the beauty industry what you need to pursue a nail tech education! If you love following all the hottest nail trends on Instagram, you should consider a career in nail artistry. The nail technology program at American Institute of Beauty (AIB) may be just the place to start.

Nail Technology Program FAQs

Before you start your career in nail technology, there are a few things you should know. A successful future starts with an education! Know before you enroll. Check out these commonly asked questions about nail tech!


How Long is the Nail Technology Program?

You can learn the ins and outs, theory and practice of nail technology in 300 clock hours! Nail art, design, and more beautiful skills are taught during our program.


How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

Are you looking to launch your career in nail artistry as fast as possible? You can complete our program in as little as 9 weeks*! You could be on your way to a well-designed future in less than three months.

*Based on a full-time schedule.


What Class Schedules Are Available?

You can fit a nails education into your life. We offer three convenient schedules to choose from. If you’re looking to go to school full time, we offer a daytime program that can fit your needs. If you’re interested in attending school part time, we offer a part-time day or evening program!

What Are My Options for Funding My Education?


Self Pay

If you have the means to pay for your education up front, we applaud you! Come on in to AIB to talk to us about getting your education in motion.


Florida Prepaid

A Florida Prepaid account is a great way to pay for post-secondary education. Did you know that you don’t have to use your prepaid account at a traditional college? You can use it right here at AIB to help pay for your nail tech education!



Veterans’ Training

Are you a veteran or the spouse of a veteran? AIB is approved to accept a variety of VA benefits, including your POST-9/11 GI Bill®, at both of our campuses. Let us help you launch your career here in Florida after your time serving your country.

Dependents and spouses of veterans may also be eligible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.



Have you earned an external scholarship that you’d like to use here at AIB? We’d love to talk to you about the money you’ve been granted to pay for your education. Contact us today.

What Can I Learn in AIB’s Nail Technology Program?

We’re just as obsessed with nail art trends like encapsulation and coffin nails as you are! Just check out our Instagram account! Because we always like to be at the forefront of fashion and style, we teach a variety of nail tech skills, techniques, and trends. We even offer certifications in some of these areas!

  • Advance nail enhancement (certification!)
  • Nail art and design (certification!)
  • Gel nails (certification!)
  • Natural Nail care
  • Manicures(spa)
  • Pedicures(spa)
  • Safety
  • Sanitation

Nail Product Partners

We strive to expose our students to professional-grade products before they step out into the nail world. That’s why we’ve partnered with Gelish® 

What Does a Future as a Nail Technician Look Like?

Whether you want to up your nail game as a technician or transition into business ownership, there are so many careers out there to explore! After licensure, you may be able to pursue a variety of careers like:

  • Nail specialist
  • Nail salon manager
  • Nail salon owner
  • Cruise ship salon employee
  • Resort salon employee
  • Product representative

The Extras at AIB

Are you looking to add something a little extra to your education? We want to give it to you!


Career Days

During career days we invite in industry experts to talk about their businesses in the local area. Students can meet potential employers, learn about the job market, and even land their first job before they graduate!


Career Assistance

We offer lifetime job placement assistance. If you need practice interviewing, adding skills to your resume, or looking for job opportunities, our staff will be happy to help you; no matter when you graduated.


Guest Speakers

There’s always someone out there in the nail industry innovating and creating new trends. Because we want our students to learn from leaders, we bring in a variety of guest speakers to present to our students on many topics.

Enroll at AIB!

Ready to get started on a career you love? Contact us to learn more about enrolling in one of our year-round programs! Your future can’t wait. Call us today!

Obsessed with the idea of becoming a nail specialist? We want to help you achieve your dreams! Contact AIB today to learn more about enrolling.

Contact AIB


Largo Campus
3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164
Largo, Florida 33771

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

St. Petersburg Campus
2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*