COVID-19 & UPCOMING CLASSES
NEXT CLASS STARTS
JANUARY 30TH, 2021 & MARCH 13TH DAY & NIGHT COURSES
You must check our website and social media pages for updates on upcoming classes. Classes will still resume as scheduled. Class schedules are on the home page. Luckily, our school's capacity falls within the Governor's mandate for building capacity. In preparation for any quarantine disruptions we are instituting a live online learning platform so you may stay on task at the comfort of your location. Internet access is required. A computer, tablet or cell phone is required. These are live classes. You must check our site periodically for upcoming classes. No information on upcoming classes will be available by no other means. Your Registration Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and reserves your seat in class. No walk-ins, information is available on our website, use the online contact us form, and clarification for online inquiries by phone. Registrations are done online on our Registration page where you will schedule an appointment with the Registrar. You have three options to appear. One by phone, by video conference, or in person. If you wish to appear in person request it in the notes/comments while booking your appointment then simply show up for your appointed time. If you do not appear timely, we will send you a video conference link or call you. During the appointment you will discuss scheduling, payment plans, and answer any questions you may have. If you know you need a payment plan it is best that you register earlier in advance to give you time to pay. Our enrollments are usually (2) two months prior to class starting to give you enough time to pay for your tuition. If you enroll close to the start date you should prepare to have four to five hundred dollars to start class. Further payment arrangements are made during your registration appointment only and will not be discussed during random inquires.
FOR THE QUARANTINED
We have planned to continue your education during this global crisis with remote classes so there is no need to put your future on hold when you can still pursue your profession. Classes are live during regular structured hours. Links will emailed to all participating students prior to the class start to join the class. The nail industry is not just about beautification. Our theory curriculum covers anatomy and physiology of the body and organs, life skills, bacteria, fungus, viruses, cleaning, sanitation, disinfecting and sterilization, laws and procedures. This specialty course will keep you healthy and help you understand this virus and protect you, your loved ones, your customers and the community as a whole. Your clinical course teaches you the procedures of manicures, pedicures, acrylics, gels, wraps, art, electric filing (drills), and much more. See our school catalog and social media pages for more details. We do not give tours but if the class is available we will offer one during your registration appointment. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page before contacting us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
FAQ & Answers
How do I register? Go to the Registration tab and click on the "Book" button and schedule a 30 minute consultation with the registrar.
Is the registration fee credited towards my tuition balance? Yes. The registration fee is credited towards your tuition and is non refundable. During this session you will discuss scheduling and payment plans. You have a choice to appear by video conference, in person or by phone. By default it will choose Zoom which is online. If you would like an in person appointment then in the note/comment section put your choice there. You will receive an email with a link to your enrollment application. Registration appointments are set up online online. We do not schedule registration appointments by phone and can take limited questions by phone In respect of others that have scheduled an appointment or left an online inquiry through the Contact us form on our website we prioritize those first then voice messages and phone calls are returned.
If I decide to withdraw prior to school starting can I receive a refund of the registration fee back? No. The Registration fee is an application fee and is non refundable and non transferable. Please refer to the Refund Policy listed in our catalog.
My schedule will prevent me from attending this term. Can I use the same registration fee and enroll in a different term? Technically No. However, it will be the choice of the Director to consider but you can put in the request in writing by email given that the classes have not been completely booked to the point we had to turn a number of people down because of your spot at the time of your request and it must be prior to the start date and depends on how much you have invested. It is not guaranteed. Policy is that you will need to withdraw from school and then enroll for the new term.
How do I apply for my license? We included a course that walks you through applying for your license on graduation day. Otherwise, contact the Department of Business & Professional Regulations for more information.
Are there any out of pocket expenses? Personal tools such as items that you desire to use at home, your HIV/AIDS certification $16, and your $75 fee to the State for your license. We will provide you with initial supplies to cover your assignments but if you need more we have more available for purchase. We reserve the right to exclude covering the cost at anytime and changing our with notice. Notice is located on this website as well as in our catalog.
Do you have other locations? No. We only have 1 location. The address on this official website. We relocated from 6722 Arlington Expy across the street to 6501 Arlington Expy. We have no partnerships, umbrellas, or association with other locations or people. If you participate in these unlicensed activity scams and we find your name on our list of license applicants we will report you to the DBPR for investigation under fraud.
Can I make up hours? Yes. They are limited to 10% of the program hours for free. See catalog for details.
Do I need a High School Diploma or GED? No. But you will be required to read out loud and/or participate in group discussions and participate in group collaborations to ensure you have the ability to read and understand the English language good enough to pass the necessary exams.
Is this field for women only? No. Men are welcomed.
How Young can I be? 16, if you are younger you must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Do you have financing available? Not at this time but we will update our site as it comes available.But, we do offer payment plans.
Do you help us find jobs? We provide you with employment resources through our student services as it becomes available.
Can I finish the program faster than 6 weeks? NO. You must acquire 240 hours. Each class is limited to either 40 or 30 hours per week.
How will I complete the practical/clinical training during Covid-19? We are social distancing and capacity complaint for your in person hands on training. Also, you will receive mannequins to work on.
What do I need to attend online classes? Reliable internet at home or an Android or IOS mobile device with internet data service. You will receive further instructions for access to platforms after you enroll.
What does it mean to be ACCREDITED? Accredited means having to follow rules, standards, common practices and being recognized by peer view organizations required to be recognized by the government to accept funding such as financial aid and grants and let outside organizations restrict what they can do.
What do you mean by online classes? These are live classes with structured hours where your attendance and participation is required by video conference and or online platforms that you must access your assignments from.
Payment plan options: We recently learned due to covid-19 financing is no longer available. We have 3 payment options. 1- pay in full. 2- pay 3 installments prior to the start of school. 3- pay 3 installments on a prepaid schedule where some payments can be paid after school starts. Prepaid means you pay for your education in advanced. We will not discuss details about payment plan arrangements with anyone that has not registered with the school. This information is discussed with serious inquiries at the scheduled appointment you book with the registrar; no exceptions.
But, I need a idea of the payment plan to help my decision. Could you tell me how much I can pay in advanced? You can pay how ever you want or the whole fee if you like. Afterwards, we can only divide the balance into max of (1 to 2) payments. The payment frequency and amounts are set by the school during your registration appointment only. This is a prepaid program. You cannot start class without first paying your registration fee, supply fee, and part of your tuition. Again we will not give specifics as it is a case by case scenario and payment plans are structured and APPROVED by the registrar during your registration appointment only and is reflected on your invoice you will receive.
If I paid online and it only allowed me to pay the registration fee and not anything more am i still subjected to only a total of 3 payments? No. We understand online has restrictions; therefore, you are entitled to split the remaining $800 balance into 3 installments., specific rules apply.
Can I come to the school for a tour? No. we do not give tours but you can see a virtual tour through our social media pages and we give tours during registration appointments. We do not have a state of the art facility. If that is what you are looking for we are not the school for you.
Can I come to the school and fill out my enrollment application? Yes, at your appointed time scheduled online you set at the time you registered.
Can I drop in on a day or night class for extra hours? Only if you are invited because of attendance issues. And you have to be behind a certain number of hours to qualify which is discussed during orientation and located in the catalog.
How big are your classes? We do not disclose that information as it varies upon enrollment. However we stay within the 25% of our building capacity. The State requires 1 teacher for every 24 students.
How late can I register for class? Up to the day before class starts. In some cases up to less than 24 program hours after class starts. But you have to get approval from the registrar first.
Do you provide student ID cards so I can purchase from nail supply stores? No. Our responsibility to you has nothing to do with third parties outside of what we offer within our curriculum. However, we do go on field trips to supply stores. That would be your opportunity to make purchases. You always have the option to make purchases online.
Is the theory at your own pace? No. It is live classes. However we have a new curriculum that allows you to with certain restrictions provided to you the day of orientation.
How will I know what my assignments are and when I will take tests? You will be given access to a platform that will list and provided you access to your assignments, books, and agenda once you become a student.
Are there any other supplies needed that the tuition do not cover? You would need a notebook for notes, writing utensils, internet access at home, a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera, or mobile device with a data plan, and a mask. We will provide you with everything you need for your education inside the classroom. If you run out you can purchase more from our store. No outside items allowed. You are responsible for what you desire for at home practice.
Do I need a parent or guardian to register me for class if I am under 18? Only if you are under 16 or they will be sole financially responsible for your tuition if you are unemployed. In Florida, minors at age 16 can enter agreements for higher education and exempted from the minor disability rule. 743.05FS The promissory notes, contracts, or other instruments so made shall have the same effect as though they were the obligations of persons who were not minors. No such obligation shall be valid if the interest rate on it exceeds the prevailing interest rate for the federal Guaranteed Student Loan Program.
How do I know you are a legitimate school? Who governs you? Our license number is located on the bottom of our webpage. When you visit our school all of our credentials are hanging on the wall. Check the dates, agencies, location address, and authorized contact person on the information provided. The Department of Education Commission of Independent Education is our licensing authority. We also are registered with the Secretary of the State of Florida Division of Corporations and the county where we are conducting business. Please feel free to do your own due diligence by contacting these agencies or visiting their websites to search for not only our name but the school's street address location to ensure you are conducting business with a legitimate licensed location in advanced. Because we do not give tours and our process is preregistration we have uploaded our credentials on our site through Google when you google our information click on photos.
Can you tell me how much I need to pay to start class and how much the payments will be? If you know you need a payment plan it is best that you register earlier in advance to give you time to pay. Our enrollments are usually (2) two months prior to class starting to give you enough time to pay for your tuition. If you enroll close to the start date you should prepare to have four to five hundred dollars to start class. Further payment arrangements are made during your registration appointment only and will not be discussed during random inquires.
What is does 40% of the program equal to? 96 hours
We want to emphasize we do not give you kits that you take home. We provide you with ebooks, a uniform, and a certificate that goes home with you. Everything else stays with the school. Your student credentials and access also ends when you graduate.
When is the next enrollment date? Download our catalog for the list of dates or check our website after each class starts. Sometimes we have pop up classes and they are posted in our social media.