Get a New Career in 7 Weeks

When you imagine your DREAM CAREER, what is it like?


Are you expressing your creativity through nails and feeling a sense of accomplishment and pride as you help others to look and feel their best?

Are you taking charge, owning your own salon or day spa and having financial security to live your life your way?

Whatever your dream career is, Nail Technology gives you the flexibility you need to change and enjoy your life.

Be Successful: The Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Advantage

- Everything we do is focused around making you successful. You'll be exposed to advanced technical and professional skills that salons and day spas desire to make you a sought after graduate.

- In order to keep up with today's trends, we have incorporated specialized techniques and machines into our curriculum to better prepare you for your future in nails and to allow you to go beyond the basics.

- We provide dedicated Career Assistance into some of today's modern and upscale salon and spas.

- Quality Assurance Guarantee for your State Board Licensing and Advanced Training (ask one of our Admissions Representatives for more detail).

Nail Technician Program Description

Nail Technician: 200 Hours

  • Full-Time (Days), graduate in 7 weeks
  • Part-Time (Evenings), graduate in 10 weeks

Advanced Nail Technician: 300 Hours

  • Full-Time (Days), graduate in 10 weeks
  • Part-Time (Evenings), graduate in 13 weeks

Other local beauty colleges combine Nail Technician students with their Cosmetology students. If you want a completely separate program with a licensed Nail Technician Educator, we're the college for you.

You will learn how to do basic and advanced training for manicures, spa pedicures, acrylic systems, gel systems, wrap, overlay, and fiberglass and dip systems.

You will also be taught basic nail art as well as use of specialized nail machines, such as a nail drill, paraffin system, and airbrush.

Set up your personal tour with one of our Admissions Representatives now!

Want to be Happy in Your Career?

According to U.S. News, Nail Technician rated in the Top 10 Best Social Services Jobs in the nation! "Nail technicians, also referred to as manicurists and pedicurists, will reap the rewards of this thriving industry and see employment growth of 10 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There should be more than 11,700 new nail technician positions in this decade." Industry profits are also expected to see gains, opening up opportunities for new businesses (like your salon or day spa). There just isn't a better time to get started in your Nail Tech career.

Do You Want 100 Salons Lined Up to Hire You?

We are one of the only beauty colleges in the nation that has a dedicated, full-time Placement Specialist, Michele Roberts, that works with you for career placement. Every week she interacts with dozens of salons and finds internships and careers for our current students and graduates.


"I wish we had a graduate for every salon that asks me for one" - Michele Roberts, Placement Specialist


Our graduates are so sought after that we literally do not have enough to satisfy demand. Every year we host our Annual Networking & Recruiting Event for our graduates to find careers. Our talented students put on an amazing hair show to razzle and dazzle their future employers and then it's a night of networking. Every year about 100 salons show up to hire our graduates, making it one of the most successful and well attended events of its kind in the nation. Watch this exciting video to see highlights of our most recent event.

"When I walked into CI, I loved the professional atmosphere. From the very beginning, I could tell that the instructors and staff genuinely cared about my interests and my success." -A. Vaughn, Current Artist

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"The education and experience at Creative Images has helped develop me into my career path. Without the support and passion of the staff, I would have not fulfilled my own passion within the industry." -C. Carper, Alumni