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Beautiful nails are big business today and you can be the part of this growing industry by joining the Cosmetology Manicure Specialist Program at Southwest Schools. The widespread training module at SWS provides students the know-how on using the latest equipment, working with cutting-edge materials and styles, and eventually how to create beautiful and professionally finished nails.

In addition to this, Southwest Schools offers a program for Nail Technicians offering nail technician training to make you eligible for getting a Nail Technician Certification. Nowadays people are very conscious about their nails and are using a number of new techniques to beautify their nails. This has created an immense demand for nail technicians in the fashion industry.

A certified nail technician, as the name suggests, is a person who is expert in manicure, pedicure, nail sculpturing and many other ways of taking care of nails. But to get nail technician classes and certification, you must attend a nail technician school. Through a comprehensive nail technician program you will learn the proper steps in giving a manicure and pedicure and how to use nail care equipment like nail file, nail clippers, scrubber, scissors and nail cutter. You will also be instructed on on how to apply nail polish and how to give nails an attractive look by using nail art, tattoos or glitter.


After graduation, students must still take and pass the written and practical exam offered in their state before they can receive a license.

  • Graduate Career Opportunities

  • Salons
  • Salon Owner
  • Product Representative


  • Day Spas
  • Manicuring


As the SWS course curriculum is always updated to reflect current trends in the industry and we provide latest equipment and supplies so you are exposed to the most up-to-date technologies. The extensive curriculum covered in the classes at SWS is designed to help you to pass the licensing exam and receive your certification.



Manicuring Orientation – 1 Course
Students will be introduced to the procedures of manicuring, including the purpose of a manicure, basic bacteriology and sterilization procedures, and human disease carriers. Basic first aid, blood circulation, and nerves of the hand and feet are discussed. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation General Rules and Regulations pertaining to manicuring are discussed.

Manicuring Procedures – 1 Course
The student will be taught an understanding of the preparation and treatment for a manicure, the step-by-step procedures in performing both a basic and oil manicure, and the use of implements, supplies, and materials in both manicures and pedicures. Both foot and hand massages are demonstrated, as well as nail art, including artificial nails, and nail wrappings are discussed.

Arms and Hands – 1 Course
Students will be taught the procedures used for arm and hand massages and bleaching to lighten tanned or freckled skin.

Nerves – 1 Course
The student will understand the different types of nerves in the hands, feet, arms, and legs and how they are coordinated in order to understand how manicures and pedicures are affected.

Nails – 1 Course
Students will get to know about the advanced nail techniques, including artificial and sculptured nails, nail wrapping, liquid nail wraps, and nail artistry are discussed. Nail disorders, irregularities, and diseases that are common to nail patrons are discussed so that the student can recognize them and if necessary, inform the patron.

Chemistry in Manicuring – 1 Course
The student will learn the chemical composition of material used in manicuring, proper storage, usage, safety, and sanitation procedures.

Professional Practices – 1 Course
The student will learn proper office procedures to manage customer appointments, record control, tax basics, and what is required to meet Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation requirements.

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At Southwest Schools, we impart the knowledge and build capabilities that help you excel at your job. Enroll today for Cosmetology Manicure Specialist (Nail Technician) Program at SWS and be a part of the emerging profession.