Nail Care Brochure | Nail FAQ
Welcome to Nail Care Section!
LICENSED MANICURISTS ARE ABLE TO PERFORM MANY NAIL CARE SERVICES, including:
Artificial Nail Tips
To qualify to take the California State Cosmetology License Examination for Manicurists, applicants must complete a minimum of 400 hours of training. By enrolling and attending full-time, students in SMC’s Nail Care/Manicure Program can complete the State requirements in a single semester.
Full-time students attend classes Monday through Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. In addition to school holidays, breaks include two weeks between Fall and Winter sessions, one week in Spring and one week between Summer and Fall session. We do not offer evening or weekend classes.
Hours from other cosmetology schools are transferable with a Proof of Training Document from the school. The State Board of Cosmetology may grant students with international or out-of-state licenses credit towards the 400-hour requirement.