Learn more about Our manicuring program


Do you have a love of nail art, care, and maintenance? Are you ready to turn that love and passion into a career that is infused with the care that the Aveda brand represents? At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, our manicuring program helps you develop your passion into mastering the art of manicuring and nail care to help you find success.


Our manicuring program goes deeper than painting nails. Our curriculum focuses on the craft, care, and maintenance of amazing nails to help you help your guests feel beautiful. Learn the fundamentals of manicuring and pedicuring, gel and acrylic application, and safety and sanitation. Beyond what you need to learn for licensure, our program teaches the anatomy of the nail, hand and foot care, and business skills to train you for a successful career in the beauty and wellness industry.

program Highlights

Part-Time Day: 11 weeks | Part-TimeEvening: 15 weeks

Our 300-hour Manicuring Program covers:

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You will learn to use the knowledge gained in theory by applying it to practical situations on the clinic floor. You will improve your skills and attain a level of performance consistent with the standards of The Institute of Beauty and Wellness.


During the Beta phase, you will have the opportunity to advance your technique through extensive guest experiences. We provide the proper learning environment with high-end equipment to foster impeccable business skills including: product retail, customer care and service sales.


Learn the final stages necessary for job placement and interviewing. Improve your concentration, skill and speed. You will be tested for skill certification and theoretical knowledge so that you are able to pass the written and practical exam given by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.


The Aveda Life

Our online curriculum system, called LearnAveda, is filled with training options and updates that can see you through graduation. 

At The Institute of Beauty and Wellness, we have taken the skills and education you want to build your future and created a curriculum to assist you in making that happen. Filled with Aveda rituals, you could gain the skills that the top salons and spas are looking for. We are dedicated to our students’ success and to keeping our curriculum and training in demand and relevant for today’s demanding beauty industry. 

Thanks to the student spa clinic area, our students are able to hone their skills in an environment similar to what they will be working on after graduation. With access to Aveda brand products and professional quality tools, our students gain an education that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.


The manicuring program at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness was designed with your career in mind. Our program includes training on social media and business to teach students how to take control of their career and find and retain guests. We teach students Aveda rituals and the service cycle, which equips them with the experience and understanding to provide luxury services sought out in high-end salons and spas. 


Your success is our priority. We hold frequent career fairs and other events to help our students find and land their dream job. After graduation, our doors remain open to alumni for continuing education and events to help them grow and flourish in their career.

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