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Nail Technician Hybrid School Program in Arizona

Penrose Academy offers a Nail Technician Hybrid program with two part-time 2-Day schedules. Hybrid means six hours per week of your theory education will be done online and offsite at your convenience, reducing the overall number of hours spent on campus. Our Nail Technician Program combines artistry, technical education and plenty of hands-on training to set you up to succeed as a professional Nail Technician. Using the most current and relevant educational resources, you will tap into your creativity while honing your professional skills.

The Nail Technician curriculum is custom designed to provide you the skill set requested by top industry employers, with an eye on today’s most requested services, products and techniques.

Wander + Wonder, our twice-yearly signature editorial styling and runway event, is an opportunity to experience the creativity and intensity of a live editorial event and to showcase your artistic abilities. And our professional development curriculum comes to life at our weekly all-school assemblies, covering topics from product retailing to client retention.

From nail artistry, color and design to microbiology, ecology and safety, our nail program is your first step to launching a future in this growing segment of the beauty industry.

Next Program Start Dates

  • Nov 19thNail Technician Hybrid: Nail Technician Hybrid - 2-Day Tuesday|Wednesday Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale
  • Nov 21stNail Technician Hybrid: Nail Technician Hybrid - 2-Day Thursday|Friday Schedule Penrose Academy - Scottsdale


Part-time, 2-Day program (Schedule 1)
Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Part-time, 2-Day program (Schedule 2)
Thursday and Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

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Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday – You Choose

Busy with other commitments? Have a family, a job on the side, or both? It’s tough to fit everything in and we understand that. At Penrose, we offer two schedules for our Nail Technician Program: either Tuesday and Wednesday  or Thursday and Friday.

You’ll be able to…

  • Select the schedule that works best for you
  • Dedicate the rest of your week to other life commitments
  • Balance school with life and work
Learn nail artistry, color and design, as well as microbiology, ecology, safety and sanitation in our Nail Technician Hybrid program and apply your skills with hands-on training in our Student Nail Salon

Program Details

  • 600 Hours / 30 weeks
  • Six hours per week of distance learning offsite, online and at your convenience
  • 2-Day schedule (14 hours/week on campus): Tuesday & Wednesday or Thursday & Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm
  • CND product partnership
  • Milady based curriculum
  • Hands-on education in our Student Nail Spa
  • All-school educational assemblies
  • Professional & Career Development classes
  • Semi-annual editorial styling and runway events

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Your Nail Technician Hybrid program is split into three zones. Each zone’s curriculum also includes Life Skills education, our comprehensive professional and personal development program designed to build your business and professional skills.

Zone 1: Career Fundamentals


• Filing & shaping
• Nail wraps
• Manicure
• Pedicure
• Hand & arm massage
• Foot & leg massage
• Nail enhancements
• Parafin treatment
• Gel polish


Master the essential fundamentals of the nail business and the basic principles of nail enhancements. These fundamental building blocks give you the foundation to grow your skills.

• Natural nail services
• Nail and skin physiology
• Nail salon ecology
• Artificial nail services
• Client care

Zone 2: The Science of Nails


• Liquid & powder enhancements
• Scupltured nails
• Natural overlay
• Tips with overlay
• Nail drill
• Nail art
• Pink & white


Expand your knowledge with the science of nails and principles that are essential for success in the esthetics business. This zone gives you advanced hands-on experience with our best-in-class partner products and tools.

• Personal development
• Chemistry
• Specialty nail services

Zone 3: Advanced Nail Services


• Natural nail care
• Brisa gel enhancements
• Get overlay
• Gel sculpted nail
• Nail drill
• Nail art


Take your nail training to the next level with advanced nail services. This zone gives you the advanced training needed to master nail art and enhancements.

• Anatomy
• Business basics
• AZ laws & regulations

Zone 4: Preparing for the Future


• State board boot camp
• Career and employment discovery
• AZ State Board test-out


Understanding your career options is an important step when it comes to transforming your education into a career. From preparing for the State Board exam to attending networking events, this final zone sets you up for success after graduation.

• Final exam
• Infection control and safety
• AZ State Board laws
• AZ State Board regulations

The talented and enthusiastic educators are always keeping us on our toes. They guide, but also challenge us to think for ourselves. The spa days are always preparing us by putting us in situations with clients that will one day be our full time jobs.
Dawn Schettler, Penrose Graduate


At Penrose Academy, we believe in being transparent and upfront about tuition costs so you can make an informed decision when choosing a school. We’re here to work with you, one-on-one, to help you determine the best financing options for you. In addition, we provide financial aid guidance and information on any scholarship opportunities available. We want to do everything in our power to help you achieve the education and the career you’ve always wanted.

If you have questions about tuition, or the financing options that may be available to you, please contact us. We’ll work with you individually to find the ideal solution.

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From federal financial aid to financing, we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your financial needs. View complete financial aid and financing information.

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If You’re Ready to Become a Business-Smart Beauty Expert, Then Come to Penrose. Get Professional Training from Industry-Experienced Instructors in Under 1 Year.*

If you’re interested in learning more about Beauty and exploring if this is the right path for you, fill out the form to receive more information or take our online training readiness quiz!

For immediate questions, give us a call at 480-222-9540.

A helpful Admissions Representative can assist you with everything from career questions to funding options and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

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*Program length when completed in normal time.