More than a Nail License

I want to be a nail artist... At the Atelier Academy, our 350-hour nail technician training program offers a real-world education that includes in-demand skills like luxury pedicures, gel nail manicures, reflexology massage, and nail art. We meet and exceed the Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology’s requirements because we aim to do more than simply prep students for a license, but rather equip our students for to be successful nail techs in the beauty industry.


A State-of-the-Art Curriculum...

The reason students attend Atelier Academy and the most elite salons hire our graduates? We offer a superior education.

 We are proud to offer on option of for our busy students to take part of their nail education online for their theory elements.  This gives our student an ability to find a new career more easily when doing a large career transition.  Our industry-leading partners include OPI, LeChat, and other great brands to ensure our students have a robust experience for a sound career in nails.

Students in our nail program get more flexibility to make dreams a reality. Skills and experience in nails is accomplished in 350 short hours. Atelier students are on the clinic floor taking appointments with real-life clients (under supervision, of course) after passing through theory and technical ability requirements.

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Invest in your career

We are proud to say that many of Atelier nail program graduates pass their Minnesota State Cosmetology Board Exams on the first attempt. Many have found great jobs at top nail salons and spas. We can confidently say we offer a premier education for successful salon careers at an extremely affordable cost of $3,300 for complete tuition and $760 to supply each student with a professional-quality kit of nail tools. Flexible payment plans are available. Contact us to learn more!

2024 Tuition: $3,300 + $760 kit (hard cover & online textbooks included)

Advanced Skills:

Traditional Manicures and Pedicures

Gel Manicures and Gel Pedicures

Luxury and Spa Mani/Pedi

Acrylics, Tips & Sculpts

Nail Forms

Latest Trend Shapes like Coffin and Stiletto

New Nail Art Trends

3-D Embellishments

Massage and Reflexology

Electric Drill Technology

What to Expect

Atelier Academy is seeking students who are serious about their careers, because we're serious about producing top-of-the-line nail artists. Because our student-teacher ratio is low, we work with students who are driven to work, learn and succeed.

For Atelier, nail technician training begins with anatomy and quickly moves to perfecting every kind of manicure from acrylics to gels, design shapes and more. More importantly, learn the communications skills to ace job interviews and retain clients. Our 350-hour nail tech course covers all the essentials while booking real-life clients who will help our students get accustomed to client consultations, book-building and the art of conversations.

While our nail tech training is rigorous, detail-oriented and best suited for motivated students, we also pride ourselves in our personal attention and flexibility. Our instructors invest in you. We are happy to personalize our schedule and curriculum to fit the career goals of our students. We value driven people, and we are happy to accommodate students who are interested in furthering their education.

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Student Quick Picks



Atelier offers students quality products daily. OPI and LeChat professional nail products can be found in many top nail spas and salons.



Instructors and students are able to coordinate schedules to work with families and students juggling jobs and other life commitments.



Atelier is a school that looks like a salon to offer students the confidence and professionalism required in the industry.



A playful trendy professional dress code allows students to be creative and find their niche in the industry.

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