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Nail Technology School Austin TX

Get the Skills to Be a Nail Technician

Hands-On Distance Learning Nail Technology Program

Beautifying nails is a BIG business.

If you are artistically inclined and enjoy building client relationships, our Manicurist program could lead to a stable and satisfying career.  And here’s more good news: It’s one of our shortest, quickest, programs with students able to graduate in under 6 months!


Comprehensive Curriculum 

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 during peak traffic times, hybrid learning can save students both time and money. Here is some of what you will learn:

  • Basic Manicures and Pedicures
  • Buffing and Application of Polish
  • Nail Structure and Growth
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nail Equipment and Implements
  • Nail and Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Bacteriology and Sanitation
  • Chemicals and Ventilation
  • Business, Laws, and Rules
  • Electric Filing
  • Odorless Products
    And more!

Our education isn’t just about a license – it’s about acquiring the skills you need to succeed in the industry.  This is why students also learn many advanced techniques including the following:

  • Advanced Manicures and Pedicures
  • Nail Tips and Wraps
  • Nail Repair
  • Sculpted and Artificial Nails
  • Gel and Fiberglass Nails
  • Nail Art

Real schedules for real life.

Choose 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 schedule won’t take up your whole day, leaving more time for family, friends, work, or fun!

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 6 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.


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.



Partner School

OPI, a globally recognized and respected name in the industry, is known for its high-quality nail care products and a rich history of excellence.

By incorporating OPI products into our curriculum at Avenue Five Institute, you can gain practical experience with industry-standard products, preparing you for professional salons. OPI’s extensive range of nail polishes, treatments, and tools allows students to experiment with various techniques and stay abreast of the latest fashion trends.

The brand’s dedication to innovation is evident through its continuous introduction of new colors, formulas, and nail care technologies. This commitment ensures that our students are exposed to the forefront of nail industry advancements, enhancing their creativity and ability to adapt to changing trends. OPI’s emphasis on quality, industry relevance, and education makes it an invaluable asset for students aiming to excel in the innovative world of nails!


Real-World Salon Training

At Avenue Five Institute, the student salon and spa is an extension of your classroom. Here, you gain hands-on experience by providing services to actual clients, all under the supervision of experienced, licensed professionals. Renowned for its quality, the Avenue Five Institute student salon offers an unparalleled opportunity to hone your nail technique in a dynamic environment!


Get Licensed

As a graduate of the Avenue Five Institute Nail Technology Program, you will be fully prepared and eligible for the state licensing examination to earn your Manicuring License.  The exam includes both written and theoretical assessments, all of which are covered throughout the training program.


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. Our career services representatives are dedicated to offering extensive support and resources as you begin your professional journey post-graduation. While we cannot guarantee job placement, we are committed to providing you with the tools and guidance necessary to effectively navigate the job market.


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 completion, licensure, 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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