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Lakeland: (863) 682-4247 Tampa: (813) 654-4529

Learn How To Become a Nail Specialist

Want a career in the beauty industry and start doing what you love sooner? Showcase your artistic talent as a licensed nail specialist in Florida! As part of our nail technician program, you can learn the skills necessary to become a licensed beauty professional.

Schedule your tour to pursue your artistic dreams in the beauty industry today!

Our Curriculum

  • Sterilization/sanitation
  • Florida law
  • Nail diseases and disorders
  • Anatomy of hands and arms
  • Manicure techniques
  • Pedicures techniques
  • Nail wrapping
  • Nail tips and fills
  • Sculptured nails
  • Artificial nail removal
  • Nail polishing
  • Paraffin treatments
  • Introduction to gel nails
  • Business and advertising

Career Opportunities

  • Nails salon
  • Beauty salon
  • Beauty school
  • Spa
  • Cruise ship
  • Product sales representative
  • Fashion runway

Our School’s Goals

Our mission is to help future beauty professionals learn how to enter a successful career, no matter what program they choose. As part of our nail technician program, you can learn a variety of manicuring and pedicuring techniques, including natural manicures and artificial nails like acrylics.

To become a successful beauty professional, there’s more to learn about nail technology than just art! As part of our curriculum you can learn about the laws and regulations of running a nail salon, plus the sanitation protocol necessary to keep your nail business running smoothly.

What To Expect From Our Nail Tech Program

Because a manicurist is a hands-on career, the learning methods should be more than just reading in a textbook. As part of our program, you can learn in a variety of methods, including providing services to actual guests as part of our student salon and spa.

Get the feedback you need as you practice your craft, as all services are performed under the supervision of licensed professionals.

The state of Florida requires only 240 hours for a state license, but our 300-hour program is designed to ensure graduates can meet their potential! We believe a longer program provides more opportunities to feel more confident that your education actually prepares you for your future career.

Want to learn more than manicures and pedicures? There are many options to choose from. Learn hair, skin, and nails in our cosmetology program or get an education in skincare and nails as a full specialist.

I absolutely love going to school here. My instructor is always willing to work with me and they really set you up to succeed here. Highly recommend taking classes here if you can, I am enjoying the experience. – Heather M.

Resources Available To Students

Multiple Class Schedules

While our schedules may vary based on location and program, there could be a class schedule that fits your current routine. Many of our programs have full-time or part-time options, and we are happy to work with you to see how to fit beauty school into your schedule. It’s possible to complete our program in as little as 10 weeks, and a maximum of 15 weeks.

Start on your own time, with classes starting year-round. Get in touch to learn when classes start next.

Financial Aid

Because we are an accredited nail program, financial aid is available to those who qualify. You can reach out to us to learn how to pay for your beauty school education, including scholarships, federal grants, federal loans, and more! Talk to our financial aid team to learn how beauty school can be affordable.

Someone providing a manicure in a nail salon

Career Assistance

Our curriculum includes business and marketing lessons to help prepare you to pursue a successful career. As part of your education, you can also get assistance with resume building, interview tips, and job referrals.

While Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy does not guarantee employment after graduation, we strive to support all of our students in their endeavors.

Multiple Locations

Choose from our two convenient Florida locations, one in Tampa and one in Lakeland! Both provide the same education our students come to expect from Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy. Both locations are equipped with spacious learning areas and a salon and spa designed for future licensed professionals.

Take the Next Steps To Pursue Your Dreams

If you want to learn more about our nail tech program, get in touch with our admissions team. When you reach out, we’ll set a time to schedule a tour with you, so you can get an inside look at our school and answer any questions you have about financial aid, the application process, and more!

We can’t wait to help you pursue your artistic dreams!

Schedule Your Tour


Artistic Nails & Beauty is on of my biggest life changing moments. The staff is so eager to be supportive and very helpful. I so love the productiveness of the receptionist Tamara, she makes my day very well. I love my school and really recommend this to anyone!

- Kmart – Cosmetology

My time at Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy has been quite a learning experience. I've met some nice people who were always willing to help me out when I had any questions. I never felt out of place or out of the loop with anything. From the Instructors down to the students, I always felt I had a friend. My experience at ANBA has been one to remember.

- Ruben – Massage Therapy

My time at ANAB has been a great learning experience and has been a great new start for me. All staff is very helpful, full of ideas and will help you with as much as they can. To me ANBA is a fun environment. On each holiday, they do something creative to celebrate, food, dress up or a competitive competition. It's a great school to come to if you're ready for a change on life and a kick start on being creative in your career.

- Ashley – Full Specialist

Artistic Nails and Beauty has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams while attending school in a fun, eventful environment. Instructors and staff are hand on and very informative. ANAB Academy has overall helped me perfect my skills and become more educated in my field of study. I now feel confident to utilize what I have learned in the working field.

- Elizabeth – Full Specialist

985 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 682 – HAIR
or (863) 682 – 4247

4951 East Adamo Drive,
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 654-4529