Manicuring 2An exciting, rewarding, and lucrative career is right at your fingertips….and the fingertips of all your future clients!

Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology offers a well-rounded, comprehensive manicuring program that covers all phases of manicures and pedicures and much more, which will prepare the student not only for the State Board exams, but also for a fast paced, fun, and profitable career as a licensed nail technician.  We have top notch instructors ready to bring their knowledge to the nail table.  The manicuring class requires 600 actual hours of training. We provide a full service salon area, in which you will be providing clients with various services. This will allow you to learn how to interact with clients, learn about client needs and client safety, hands on.

Topics of instruction and techniques include:


Electric filing


No-light gels

UV Gels

Nail Art

Nail Repair


Nail Tips


Soak off gels

Natural Nail Enhancements


And More!!

We are closely associated with OPI, arguably the biggest name in nails, which allows us to utilize their expert Nail Tech Trainers. Our student kits come directly from OPI; arguably the largest and most well-known nail product distributor. OPI products are used throughout the education process at Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology, allowing our students to become comfortable with using them and retailing them.

The curriculum is based on the material found in the highly respected Milady Standard Nail Technology Text Book.  This, coupled with the practical applications taught by our top notch instructors, greatly prepares our students for not only passing the State Board exams, but to also excel in this booming field.

If you are looking at acquiring a wide range of knowledge and a lot of hands-on experience so that you can become a nail technician and always be in high demand, then the manicuring program at Tennessee Academy of Cosmetology is the right choice for you.  Call us now to schedule a tour and to start your new career!

Manicuring 1Student Nail Tech Kit

The student nail kit is a huge collection of tools, materials, and equipment packed straight from OPI, arguably the largest and most well-known and respected name in the nail industry.  The kit has all the items you will need to develop and practice your skills as well as continue to advance your skills while working on clients.  It is truly an all-inclusive kit!  Make sure that when you come in for a tour that you ask your admissions representative to show you this kit and/or give you a list of the items in the kit.  We are sure you will be impressed with not only the quantity of items in the kit but the quality of items that are in the kit as well.

Financial Aid Available to those who qualify

We have a full financial aid office to help you in the application process to apply for grants and/or student loans.  We are authorized to offer the Pell Grant, the Guaranteed Student Loan, and Veteran’s Assistance to those who qualify.  Applications are available through the financial aid office or from the admissions representative.


  • Full Time: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Part Time: Tuesday thru Friday: 9 AM to 2 PM

Start Immediately !!
New classes start every 2 weeks ! The industry is growing each and every day, and every day there are salons calling us looking for qualified cosmetologists. The sooner you start classes, the sooner you can finish and start your career in the exciting and lucrative field of cosmetology.  We can’t wait for you to become a part of what we are all about: top-notch education intertwined with a fun and exciting learning environment! 

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Manicuring Course Student Disclosures:
  • 600 hours to complete
  • Full Time – 20 Weeks
  • Part Time –30 Weeks
  • Tuition: $6,300
  • Kit: $1,000 (tax included)
  • Classroom Fee: $300
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Total Cost: $7,700

Annual Outcome Rates for Each Location:

  • Highway 64 location- Graduation Rate: 65.4 %
  • Highway 64 location- Placement Rate: 79.3%
  • Highway 64 location – Licensure Rate: 100%
  • Winchester Road location – Graduation Rate: 74.4%
  • Winchester Road  location – Placement Rate: 85.9%
  • Winchester Road  location – Licensure Rate: 93.8%
  • Median Loan Debt- $3,580
  • SOC Code: 39-5092.00

For more information on careers in the manicuring field and career outlook, please visit the following website: