paint a bigger picture for your future with a nail education!

Aveda’s Nail Technician Program is a 400 hour course.

Check out the newest program at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls!

Are you looking to pursue a future in the beauty industry but don’t want to wait for a program that takes months to complete? Do you have a passion for art, fashion, and the hottest trends in beauty? Is it time that you take your life into your own hands?

Consider becoming a nail technician!

The Nail Technician program at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls is 600 clock hours. It can be completed in as little as 6.5 months, and is offered in a three-day schedule. In less than a year you could be on your way to a fantastic future that you love!

What Can I Learn in the Program?

Our curriculum was designed to educate our students to become a part of the beauty industry. We know that a career as a nail technician takes more than just a love of art. Professionals in the field need to know so much more! Here’s what you can learn at both of our locations:


  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Gel Nails
  • Nail Forms
  • Nail Art
  • Nail Design
  • Safety
  • Sanitation
  • Hygiene Procedures
  • Beauty Business Skills

Business + Beauty

You read that right. Our nail students can learn the business of having a beauty career. In this program you can learn networking, business strategy, and more.

Products We Use

Because we strive to prepare our students to work with products they may encounter outside of our schools, we utilize salon-quality brands in our classrooms and student salon. Morgan Taylor and Gelish, among others, can be found on the fingers and toes of our guests and in the hands of our students.

Learn Differently at Our Aveda School

Salon & Spa Floor

We think the best way to learn is by doing. After putting in a dedicated amount of time in our classrooms, students can move to improving their learning and skills in our student salon. There they can provide salon and spa nail treatments on real guests while under the supervision of licensed professionals.

In addition to learning and doing more, they have the opportunity to start building their own book of business and growing a consistent guest count to take with them after they graduate. This also gives students the opportunity to start compiling and organizing their own portfolios of work, perfect preparation for their next job interview.

Our students can enjoy beautifully built nail areas in both of our campuses. Modern, innovative, imaginative, and bold. All things that describe our students and our student salons!

Lectures, Seminars, and More

Listen to and learn with industry professionals, visit local employers, and even start networking with local pros all while you’re in school. Learning in beauty school is different than your average school environment.

Should I Learn Nails?

Those who thrive as a specialist in nails often have the following traits:

  • Outgoing
  • Artistic
  • Bold
  • Inventive
  • Creative
  • Hands-on
  • Empowered
  • Driven

Do you long for a career in the fast-paced world of beauty? Are you looking to begin your future career in the next few months? Nail technology might be your perfect match! Don’t wait! Get started on the path toward your new education today.

A Future in Nails

You can design your future in nails! Put your career in your own hands. Because our program is just 600 hours, it is designed to prepare you for a career you specialize in that you’ve wanted in under a year’s time. After licensure, any one of these careers may be possible!

  • Spa Nail Technician
  • Salon Nail Technician
  • High-end Spa Nail Technician
  • Nail Salon Owner
  • Nail Salon Manager
  • Social Media Beauty Influencer
  • Nail Education Specialist

The Aveda Difference

While we don’t have the opportunity to use Aveda nail products (we hope to see them on the horizon!) we still promote the Aveda mission throughout our program. We believe in leaving the planet in better shape than we found it. It’s important to us that our nail students still live and breath the Aveda lifestyle. If you think that a nail education from Aveda Institute Boise or Aveda Institute Twin Falls is right for you, we invite you to explore our program today!

How to Pay for School

We want to help our students make schooling an affordable option. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, be sure to contact us to learn which programs apply. Learn more here.

Where Will You Go?

What will you do? Where will your future take you?

Want to learn more than just nails? Check out our cosmetology program!

Nail Technician General Employment Disclosure


Now's the perfect time to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics or barbering. We'll even help you find a job after you graduate! We offer financial aid to those who qualify and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance.

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Thank you for being such an amazing addition to our team and we are so thankful for all you do! 

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Our cosmetology program provides students with training in hair, skin, and nail care.

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Our esthetics program focuses on the theory and practical application of skin care techniques.

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Nail Tech

We offer a nail technology program that trains students in the art and science of nail care.

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Our barbering program is designed to teach students fades, shaves, skin care and more.

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Our salon is supervised by our experienced educators, and as a result you can experience and enjoy Aveda salon and spa services at amazing prices. All services are performed by our students under the supervision of licensed professionals. We offer special perks through our Pure Privilege Membership, and we offer a full range of salon and spa services. Check out our work below, and contact us today to book your appointment.
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