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Nail Technology School Austin TX

Get the Skills to Be a Nail Technician

Hands-On Distance Learning

Nail Technology Program at Avenue Five Institute


Beautifying nails is a BIG business.

Beauty Business employers are seeking Nail Tech licensed professionals and it continues to boom. If you are artistically inclined and enjoy building client relationships, our Manicurist program could lead to a stable and satisfying career. Here’s more good news: It’s one of our shortest, quickest, programs with students able to graduating in under 6 months.

Real schedules for real life.

Attend one of Avenue Five Institute’s flexible YourTime™ Schedules and find your own unique, perfect time to learn. Using modern engagement-tracking technology, distance learning assignments can be completed anytime and anywhere.   Our flexible on-campus schedules won’t take up your whole day, leaving more time for family, friends, work, or fun!

YourTime™ Schedule: 

YourMorning™ – Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm (plus 10 hrs/wk distance learning)

In addition to the 4 hours on campus each day, schedules also include 10 hrs/wk of distance learning. Whenever and wherever you prefer to learn, you can pursue your new career.  Our schedules allow you to avoid peak traffic hours to or from campus and still graduate in less than 9 months!  Through documented, substantive interaction with engaging on-line activities and assignments, your classroom is just a click away.

To learn more about our unique YourTime™ schedules, fill out the contact form on this page.  An admissions advisor will invite you to schedule a virtual tour, check out our facilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Fast, Flexible, and Convenient.

Avenue Five Institute’s 600-hour Hybrid Nail Technology Program is the modern answer to beauty education.  Our collaborative hybrid learning environment offers added convenience and accessibility while still providing critically important hands-on training, practical salon experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a successful nail career.  With hybrid learning, you have the opportunity to train from home for a portion of the program.  Without the hassle of commuting, hybrid learning can save students both time and money.  Plus, you can graduate and begin your new career in less than 9 months!

What You’ll Learn

● Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
● Practice proper grooming and effective communications skills and visual poise.
● Understand employer/employee relationships and respect the need to deliver service for compensation.
● Perform the basic manipulative skills required for manicuring, pedicuring, and methods of nail extensions.
● Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound procedural judgements.
● To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to techniques, trends, fashions, and career development as a Nail Technician, Manicurist or related position.

Social Media Marketing from Beauty as a Business

Avenue Five Institute has partnered with Beauty as a Business (BaaB) to offer industry-focused social media marketing education. In today’s competitive landscape, a strong social media strategy is paramount for success.  BaaB’s training equips nail professionals with skills to effectively utilize platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, to showcase their expertise, connect with their target audience, and develop an online community.

By understanding content creation, branding, and engagement techniques, nail technicians can cultivate a distinctive online identity that sets them apart.  BaaB’s training also delves into analytics, enabling professionals to gauge the impact of their efforts and refine their strategies.

With Beauty as a Business training, you can gain the confidence to start your new career as a modern nail artist.

Modern Salon Magazine Awards



Partner School

OPI has established itself as a renowned and trusted brand in the beauty industry. With a rich history and reputation for delivering high-quality nail care products.

Students gain hands-on experience with OPI’s industry-recognized products, preparing them for real-world scenarios and professional careers. OPI offers a wide range of nail polishes, treatments, and tools that cover diverse needs and trends, enabling students to explore various techniques and stay updated with current fashion trends.

OPI is known for its commitment to innovation, consistently introducing new shades, formulas, and nail care technologies. By incorporating OPI into the Avenue Five Institute curriculum, we can provide students with exposure to the latest advancements in the nail industry, fostering creativity and adaptability.

OPI is a globally recognized brand this is known for prioritized quality, industry relevance, and student success in the competitive field of nail care.



Real-World Salon Training

At Avenue Five Institute, the student salon and spa is an extension of your classroom. You’ll learn hands-on, treating real clients under the expert guidance of licensed professionals.  The popular Avenue Five Institute student salon and spa regularly tops Yelp’s list of the most-reviewed salons and spas in Austin. There is no substitute for live models – our student salon and spa is the ideal environment to refine your skills!

Convenient Schedule Options

Many students work and/or care for families while going to school.  The Hybrid Cosmetology Program is designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners.  Choose from day or evening classes.

  • Program can be completed in 20 weeks*

Get Licensed

As a graduate of the Avenue Five Institute Cosmetology School Program, you will be fully prepared and eligible for the state licensing examination.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Nail Technology training isn’t about getting a diploma – it’s about getting a job you love. At Avenue Five Institute, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

Why choose an Accredited Nail School?

Not all nail technology programs are created equal. Avenue Five Institute is proud to offer a program that has been approved by established national accreditation standards. Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes educational programs for having achieved a measurable level of quality, performance, and integrity. Accreditation also means that a school maintains important minimum student outcomes, including completionlicensure, and employment of graduates. In addition to serving as a reliable index of quality education, accreditation is required by the US Department of Education in order to allow eligible students to participate in federal grant and loan programs.

Financial Aid is Available to Those Who Qualify

We know that money can be tight. But with the help of financial assistance, school can be affordable for just about anyone! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify and there are many affordable ways to finance your future. With financial assistance, many of our students have their tuition completely covered through federal loans and grants. We can provide payment plans for those who do not wish to apply for financial aid, or are not eligible. Our financial aid staff is here to assist you through this entire process.

Visit to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. On the application, you might be asked for a school code. If you would like Avenue Five Institute to receive your information, please use code below:

School Code is 041607

Click Here to learn more about Financial Aid.


Push yourself to grow as an artist!

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in nail technology and exploring whether Avenue Five Institute is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions call 512-630-0099.

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*Program length when completed in normal time.