Find a Nail Tech School in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to 3.9 million Californians (Wikipedia, 2017). That’s 15.6 million potential mani/pedi hands and feet and roughly 78 million finger and toenails to be filed, clipped painted and reinforced. And those numbers are growing! No matter what numbers you settle on, with 10 percent projected growth in demand for nail techs nationwide, it’s a great time to start a career in the field.

Unsure how to become a nail technician? Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a helpful list below of LA nail tech schools, all of which you can request additional information from to learn more about their classes, enrollment, fees and more.


Finding the right Nail Tech School

Once you’ve  answered the question “Is there a nail tech school near me?” take the time to read through the information you receive. Once you have, we recommend narrowing your list to the top two or three schools you want to personally visit. Even if you’re eager to sign up and get started, every institution is different in real life than on paper. For that reason, a nail tech school campus tour is the surest way to make the right choice.

While you’re there, pay attention to details that aren’t covered in the school’s promotional literature. Are instructors friendly? Do students seem to enjoy their coursework? Is the environment conducive to learning? Is the school modern enough to have the latest nail tech equipment? Choosing a nail tech school is a big step in your cosmetology career; making a careful, well thought out choice will increase the chances you enjoy a fulfilling education and a successful career.

Becoming a Nail Tech in Los Angeles

Once you’re licensed to provide professional manicures and pedicures, you’ll earn around  $23,120 annually as a Los Angeles nail tech (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). For a quick look at the opportunities you’ll enjoy once you complete nail tech school, explore these LA-area salons and boutiques:

Today personalization is the name of the game in nail styles. That doesn’t mean you can’t repeat the same design twice, but it does mean you’ll have plenty of opportunities to offer suggestions and try new techniques. You never know when inspiration will strike, so consider carrying a notebook in your free time to jot down ideas or images that you can tuck away for later use. Since LA is considered the "Creative Capital of the World” the artistic bar is set high. But don’t let a little competition dampen your enthusiasm. Study hard in school and master the techniques that will help you earn loyal clients. In no time you’ll be one of the many artists expressing themselves -- and beautifying their clients -- in The City of Angels.


Nail Tech Schools in Los Angeles

manicure at a nail tech school in los angeles
Lu Ross Academy of Beauty & Health

Lu Ross Academy of Beauty & Health 470 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Program: Nail Technology

Palace Beauty College

Palace Beauty College 1517 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Program: Nail Technology

Salon Success Academy

Suite 201, Suite 201
Corona, CA 92881

Program: Nail Technology

Salon Success Academy

6780 Indiana Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506

Program: Nail Technology

Salon Success Academy

112 Plaza Drive, West Covina 91790

Program: Nail Technology

Below are other beauty schools that offer similar programs

Aveda Institute

Aveda Institute - LA 10935 Weyburn Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Program: Cosmetology

Other Schools in this area:

Academy for Salon Professionals

Academy of Esthetics and Cosmetology

Advance Beauty College

Advance Beauty Techs Academy

Alhambra Beauty College

American Beauty College

Asian American International Beauty College

ATI College-Norwalk

Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education

Barstow Community College

Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy

Borner's Barber College

Bridges Academy of Beauty

Career Academy of Beauty

Cerritos College

Citrus College

Coachella Valley Beauty College-Beaumont

Coastline Beauty College

COBA Academy

Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy

CRU Institute

David's Academy of Beauty

Diamond Beauty College

El Camino College-Compton Center

El Camino Community College District

Elegance International

Elite Cosmetology School

Flair Beauty College

Fullerton College

Golden West College

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education

Hair California Beauty Academy

Healthy Hair Academy

International College of Beauty Arts & Sciences

James Albert School of Cosmetology-Anaheim

James Albert School of Cosmetology-Costa Mesa

James Albert School of Cosmetology-Rancho Cucamonga

John Wesley International Barber and Beauty College

LA Barber College

Lancaster Beauty School

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Make-up Designory

Modern Beauty Academy

Mojave Barber College

Montebello Beauty College

Pasadena City College

Paul Mitchell the School-Costa Mesa

Paul Mitchell the School-Pasadena

Paul Mitchell the School-Sherman Oaks

Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula

Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education

Professional Institute of Beauty

Real Barbers College

Redondo Beach Beauty College

Riverside City College

Rosemead Beauty School

Royale College of Beauty

Saddleback College

Santa Ana Beauty Academy

Santa Ana Beauty College

Santa Monica College

Santiago Canyon College

Thanh Le College School of Cosmetology

The Academy of Barbering Arts

Thuy Princess Beauty College

Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica

Universal College of Beauty Inc-Compton

Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 1

Universal College of Beauty Inc-Los Angeles 2

Victor Valley Beauty College Inc

Western Beauty Institute

Western Beauty Institute

ZMS The Academy