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Nail Technician Schools in Edmonton

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Edmonton is the capital city of the Alberta province and the province’s second largest city. The 2009 civic census showed a population of 782,439. Edmonton is a governmental, educational and cultural center.

It hosts several festivals all the year round earning it the nickname “The Festival City”. The city is also famous for its various colleges that offer training programs in a wide variety of subjects.

The city’s prosperity and rich cultural heritage has spawned a thriving beauty industry. Nail technology is emerging as a much sought-after service in this space. In keeping with this trend several new schools have come up in Edmonton that offer training in nail technology, cosmetology, spa therapy etc.

There are no standard basic educational requirements to enroll for a nail technician course in Edmonton. Schools have set out their own requirements based on the level of training they offer.

Nail tech schools in Edmonton

int institute of nail technology

int institute of nail technology, edmonten

These are the major educational institutions for nail technician training in Edmonton.

1. INT Institute of Nail Technology
15819 Stony Plain Rd
NW Edmonton AB T5P 3Z7

This school offers several nail technology courses spanning the entire range from basic to advanced. Both part-time and full-time courses are on offer. Depending on the level of training you need and the time at your disposal, a student can select an appropriate program with a matching schedule. The school boasts an excellent placement record too and this is a major draw for students.

alberta academy of aesthetics

Alberta Academy of Aesthetics

2. Alberta Academy of Esthetics
2926, 8882-170 Street
Edmonton AB, T5T 3J7

This private institution offers programs licensed under the Private Vocational Training Act and Regulation.

The school has recently updated its curriculum, extended the classroom and practical hours of their programs and shifted to their new campus with modern facilities. Its nail technician program is claimed to be exhaustive in its coverage of topics.

3. Edmonton Beauty & Hair School (Run by Eveline Charles Academy)
301 10205 – 101 Street
Edmonton AB T5J 4H5

Eveline Charles Academy

Eveline Charles Academy

This school focuses primarily on cosmetology and esthetics training. However, it does conduct some evening and part-time programs in nail services. The gel nail artistry program offered as an evening course is 32 hours in duration and covers basic nail care services like nail cleaning, shaping gel nails and pedicure.

The part-time manicuring-pedicuring program of seven weeks offers comprehensive training in manicuring and pedicuring with hands-on training.

Other options

In addition to the above three main schools, there are several smaller units offering bits and pieces training in nail arts. Sapphire Spa and Education Services in South-East Edmonton is one such. Their training covers all the basic topics but where they lack is in practical training.


To sum up, Edmonton has a reasonably good presence of schools offering nail technician training. In the absence of a regulating body, there is no uniformity in the content or duration of these programs. Those wanting to do a nail technician course in Edmonton can look at the above listed options. They can contact the schools to get more information, if needed.

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