Nail Technician

Financial Aid Not Available for this Program


Nail Technician Program

100 Hour Program– $4395.00 (includes kit) , payment options available

Class Start Dates in Plainville Campus
07/16/24-08/27/24, Schedule (Tues – Fri 9:00AM-1:00PM)
09/10/24-10/22/24, Schedule (Tues – Fri 9:00AM-1:00PM)

This program is very sought after, enroll early!

International Institute of Cosmetology’s Nail Technician program offers in-depth and hands-on technical training that goes beyond the basics of manicuring. Receive training in spa treatments, natural and artificial nail designs that are demanded by luxury salons and spas. Our brand partnership with OPI, Young Nails and Kupa recognized as industry trailblazers, ensure that you learn the most advanced techniques and learn some of todays’ current nail trends.

This program leads to CT licensure and receive a certificate upon completion.

Some of what you’ll learn:

Disinfection & SanitationProducts and Technology
Service EssentialsLacquer Systems
Nail Structure & Common Nail ConditionsIntroduction to Gel System
Nail AnatomyIntroduction to Acrylic System
Natural Nail PrepBusiness Basics

Learn more about our successful Nail Technician graduates here.

Please review the Nail Program Expectations prior to enrolling. Comprehensive professional kit including Kupa E-File, Young Nails Gel & Acrylic products, practice hand , and more…

An admissions coach will be contacting you to schedule a contract appointment where you will bring in the following items and complete contract in person: 
·  High School diploma/Official Transcripts or equivalent, GED certificate, or home school certification. 
·  Proof of date of birth (driver’s license or birth certificate) and social security card.
·  Complete contract with Admissions Coach


IIC has partnered with some of the nail industry’s leading educational and product companies to provide its students with a well rounded educational opportunity. Some of our Nail program partners include…

young nails logo
OPI Logo
Kupa Logo

About the Nail Educator

Firyuza Manapova

Licensed Nail Technician, Esthetician, Eyelash Technician and Cosmetologist

Firyuza is a professional beautician who has been in the industry since 2015. She is a graduate of the International Institute of Cosmetology, and holds a Hairdresser/Cosmetology license as well as a Combination Nail Technician/Esthetician/Eyelash Tech license. She is creative and professional about her craft and has established herself as a successful beautician by focusing on special occasion hairstyles, lash extensions and Eastern European-style manicures. She is experienced with providing quality nail services to clients, and is dedicated to remaining up-to-date on the latest nail services technologies, designs and trends.


Students can enroll via website for full/payment plan payments. For all other payment options please speak with our admissions team.

Full Pay/ Payment Plan:

  • IIC accepts payments made in cash, check, Automating Clearing House (ACH), or credit card

Private Loan: Students may also seek loans from their bank/credit union or other lending options like Sallie Mae.
Sallie Mae: If you choose to seek lending from Sallie Mae, follow steps below to create an account and apply for the loan online.

  • Step 1: Visit
  • Step 2: Review general information on their website and click “READY TO APPLY” button
  • Step 3: Answer Questions from Sallie Mae. When you reach spot to enter school name type in’International Institute of Cosmetology”. Please note only wethersfield school address will be available and thats ok (its our main office)
  • Step 4: Hit continue and proceed with the Smart Option Student Loan Application
  • Step 5: After your approved, select the desired repayment option and interest rate
  • Step 6: Review loan docs and terms, provide any additional information requested and e-sign. Sallie Mae will work with IIC to take care of the rest

IIC is not affiliated with or endorses any outside lending option.

Combination of Both: Students can also choose to partially pay for schooling using in house payment plan and outside loan.

Scholarships: Visit our scholarship page for current beauty related scholarships available.


Is financial aid available for this program?

Unfortunately, due to the short length of this program, the Department of Education does not permit Financial Aid for this length of program. Students looking to attend can look at alternative funding solutions such as their bank or credit union. IIC offers a split payment option as well.
Do you need help financing your education? IIC now accepts Sallie Mae® Loans, visit for details on how to apply for a Sallie Mae® Loan.

Why this program and not another online course?

The 100 Hour Nail Technician program is approved by CT DPH and authorized by CT’s OHE leading to State licensure. This program combines theory instruction with supervised practical hands on instruction that you cannot receive from an online course.


Objectives of the 100 Hour Nail Technician program is to complete the State required 100 clock hours of training. This nail program prepares students on the foundational concepts and practices associated with Nail Technician. The program’s instructional methods include interactive lectures, practical assignments on both mannequins and patrons, group activities, workshops, videos and other learning resources. Certificate upon completion.

Area of StudyHours
(ie. Infection control, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Structure/Disease/Disorders of the Nail)
Principles & Techniques of Nails
(ie. Basic Manicure and Pedicure, Introduction to Artificial Nails)
Career & Employment
(ie. Professional Ethics, Income reporting, Licensing requirements, State Laws & Regulations, Business basics)
Total Hours100

Cost of 100 Hour Nail Technician Program

Tuition Cost$3,250.00
Lab Fee+$185.00
Equipment/Text Books+$855.67
6.35% Sales Tax (where applicable)+$54.33
Application Fee (non-refundable)+$50.00
Total Program Cost $4,395.00

CT Nail Technician Licensing Requirements

An applicant for a nail technician license shall:

Have completed a course of not less than one hundred hours of study and received a certificate of completion from an approved school or in a school outside of the state that is approved by the appropriate regulatory body in the state; and Attest on the application that the applicant is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the Department under section 19a-231 of the general statutes.

License Application Instructions:

A completed application.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  After you have registered for an account, please select ‘Initial Application’ at the bottom left of the screen and then expand the ‘Appearance Enhancement’ grouping.  The application fee is $100. A certificate of completion issued by an approved school documenting completion of 100 hours of study.  The applicant will upload this certificate as part of their online application;

For more information visit:–Investigations/Nailtechs/Licensing-Requirements