Nails Specialty

Manicurists and pedicurists clean, shape, and beautify fingernails and toenails.


Manicurists and pedicurists work exclusively on the hands and feet, providing treatments to groom fingernails and toenails. A typical treatment involves soaking the clients’ hands or feet to soften the skin in order to remove dead skin cells. Manicurists and pedicurists apply lotion to the hands and feet to moisturize the skin. They also may shape and apply polish to artificial fingernails. Manicurists and pedicurists use a variety of tools, including nail clippers, nail files, and specialized cuticle tools. They must be focused while they perform their duties, because most of the tools they use are sharp. Keeping their tools clean and sanitary is important.

Career Opportunities:

  • Manicurists
  • Pedicurists

Employment Outlook:

Employment of manicurists and pedicurists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024.


The average wage for this career is $11.70 hourly, or $24,330 annually plus tips.

Location and Hours:

  • The English Center (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • Miami Springs Adult Education Center (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • North Miami Adult Education Center (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • South Dade Technical College (Certificate – 240 Hours)
  • Southwest Adult Education Center (Certificate – 240 Hours)

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