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Nails Specialty

Nails Specialty Course - 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 13% from 2016 to 2026.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $13.78 hourly or $28,660 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 180 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AManicurist and Pedicurist180 Hours
Total Hours: 180

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Nail Specialty is available at the following school (s):

The English Center
Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Miami Springs Adult Education Center
North Miami Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Southwest Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location: 

Additional information can be provided by student services:

The English Center
(305) 445-7731
Cecilia Castillo
Patricia Rosh
Ext. 2708
Ext. 2708
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Luis Sanchez
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039
Miami Springs Adult Education Center
(305) 885-3585
Corina Mills
Carolina Espinosa
Ext. 2224
Ext. 2228
North Miami Adult Education Center
(305) 981-6774
Michelle Gilles
Sylvia Francois
Ext. 2196
Ext. 2380
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150
South Dade Technical College
(305) 248-5723
Oscar de LeonExt. 2111
Southwest Adult Education CenterJosefa Rodriguez
Yamile Reyes
Ext. 2243



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