Best Nail Art Courses

Find the best online Nail Art Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Nail Art Courses.

The Complete Nail Art Tutorial – Step by Step Manicure Guide

Learn by creating amazing nail designs, create gorgeous GEL manicures and start your own nail business from home.

Created by Nail Art Academy - Nail Artist

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Students: 1463, Price: $19.99

Students: 1463, Price:  Paid

Are you passionate about nails, nail art or nail UV GEL manicures ? Are you looking to start your own nail business? Are you in the beauty industry looking to branch out as a nail technician ?

THEN YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE !
3 HOURS OF DESIGNING AMAZING NAIL ART AND WORKING WITH UV GEL MANICURES !

Whatever level of knowledge you have about nails, we promise to take it higher and develop it into your profitable passion via our online nail courses.

THIS COURSE IS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR ASPIRING NAIL TECHNICIANS OR EVERYONE WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT NAIL ART WITH NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR QUALIFICATION.

Many of our students have come to us looking to learn new nail manicure skills, some for a change in their career, to start as a nail technician, others just because they always had an interest in nails and in nail art and are always looking for new and exciting models and techniques.

Beside Acrylic Nails, Gel Nails have always dominated the nail industry, making them one of the most required nail enhancement treatments amongst clients, including well know celebrities.

The reason why Gel Nails are so popular is due to their long lasting nature, flawless fit, many designs and low maintenance. Gel Nail treatments should be a Nail Technician's expertize and we will help you master the art with confidence by taking this online course.

This is an online learning, flexible at-home course that fits around your lifestyle and schedule. It's convenient and structured into a video series which you can pause, rewind and repeat at your discretion. No commute or expensive fees – just a simple one-to-one, private tutoring at the comfort of your home.

This Nail Art and Gel Course is a full training course. It contains everything you need to become an expert in nail manicure or to start your own business as a Nail Technician.

The course is split onto four main part:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Manicure and Essential Techniques
  • Nail Art Models and Design Examples
  • Applying and working with UV GEL for the nails.


Part 1: Introduction:

  • Information about the nail anatomy and the main parts of a nail
  • Different shapes of nails for different occasions
  • Information about good personal hygiene.
  • Health, safety and hygiene skills that everyone should know
  • Learn how to manage your manicure workspace


Part 2: Basic Manicure and Essential Techniques

  • Learn about the safe use of nails tools, specifically the file, buffers, sensitization, primers, acetone, accelerators, nail clippers, nail sanitizer, cotton pads and cuticle massage oil
  • Improve your technique and speed when doing you nails manicure
  • Learn how to select the correct tools and products for the different tasks during mani and pedi
  • How to recognize the correct shape of the nail that is required.
  • Buffing and applying cuticle oil.
  • About application and sanitation.
  • Preparing the natural nail for the nail polish


Part 3: Nail Art Models and Step by Step Nail Design Examples

  • Learn professional sculpting and decorating techniques.
  • Challenging nail art models with step by step examples
  • Create Amazing Nail Art Designs
  • Learn about nail polishes and how to apply the polish and the UV GEL on the nails
  • Discover how to use top coats, and interlocking and how to avoid smudging.
  • Experiment with color combinations and matching complexions to create fantastic nail art manicures.


Part 4: Advanced Gel Nails Training. Applying and working with GEL UV for the nails. Create a perfect GEL Nail manicure and how to remove the GEL nail manicure

  • Learn about the safe use of nails tools and nail care tools: UV lamps, acrylic removers, electric files, gel prep, gel remover tools, UV primers and UV top coats
  • Sculpture the perfect nail forms
  • Learn new electric filing techniques
  • How to master Acrylic/Gel setting times.
  • Learn new nail bed extension tips
  • Cleaning and priming the right way when doing GEL nail manicures.
  • Efficient use of nail supplies when working with acrylic remover, gel for nails, UV lamp, and UV top coat and primer.
  • Safe work environment when doing UV GEL manicures
  • Learn about gel nail forms, application, fills and removal techniques

Expert Nail Technician Course – Become a SuperStar Nail Tech

Learn how to do stunning designs, sculpt durable nails and market your nail business!

Created by Liliya Saxon - Award winning International Nail Artist

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Students: 882, Price: $94.99

Students: 882, Price:  Paid

Welcome to Expert Nail Technician Course, the most comprehensive course that covers all the details of being an Expert Nail Technician!

If you go through the course and practice, you will be able to amaze your clients with stunning designs, charge premium fees and get fully booked fast!

The course is organized into different sections and features different difficulty levels. So no matter whether you are a fresh nail tech, an aspiring nail tech or a veteran nail technician, there's lots of information that will be extremely valuable for you!

Expert Nail Technician course is not product specific, so you are welcome to use any brand you are currently using as long as it lets you achieve the results you are aiming for.

The course is being taught by 3 expert instructors and the main instructor, Liliya Saxon, is an industry veteran who has taught over 400 nail technicians. 

Don’t miss on this unique opportunity to boost your career that can mean being able to finally take that one extra vacation you always wanted, growing your business and opening your own salon or becoming recognized in the nail tech community!

Nail Art Course with gel painting

This nail art course will inspire you and help you achieve artistic designs, full of elegance and refinement

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 533, Price: $64.99

Students: 533, Price:  Paid

I've prepared for you a course of several hours where I will show you all the details you need to know about gel painting. In this course you will learn step by step, from simple to difficult how to decorate your nails using gel painting. The course includes a variety of information that will help you keep up with the novelties in nail decoration. I will show you which color gel is ideal but also what types of brushes you need to use for each technique, in models such as simple flowers, daisies, roses, leaves, butterflies,etc. 

This course includes the one move technique. This technique is easy to achieve in the salon and you can create special models in a very short period of time. This was the description of the course. Thank you for your time and I hope this course will help you and satisfy all your curiosities about gel painting design.

Gel Polish Decorations, Step by Step for Nail Artists

If you are a professional or just love to decorate but want to know more about nail art and nail design, learn from me.

Created by Gabriella Toth - Nail Artist

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Students: 252, Price: $79.99

Students: 252, Price:  Paid

This curriculum is primarily designed for professionals, but I recommend it to anyone interested in this profession or to decorate the nails as hobbies.

In these videos I will present the decorations of gel polish what are very popular among everybody. The gel polish is not just a durable nail polish... Millions of decorative techniques can be combined without the need for artificial nails.

Many people do not know what tools to use for each decoration. Here I would like to help you with some decorations.

If you want to learn the professional nail decoration, this video is for you.

I tried to collect the most spectacular and most popular techniques. I would like to show that today's popular gel polish is not just a simple color nail polish, it's a lot more than that.

Befor every video you will find a "what you'll need" short video. Here I will show you what you will need to make the decoration.

If you ever wanted to make decorations what you found on the internet, but did not know how to do it? Here in this course we will work with gel polishing, because today it is the most popular among both professionals and those who are looking for nice nails.

Nail Art Course – More Techniques, Modern Nail Designs

A course that will inspire you to create special and modern nail designs

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 204, Price: $49.99

Students: 204, Price:  Paid

This course includes a variety of information to help you keep up with nail art news. At this course are welcome both beginners and advanced, the necessary ingredients are only the passion and the desire to learn. I will present and I will explain in detail the materials we will decorate with, but also all the necessary steps to complete the nail design. In this course i will use stamping kit, acrylic colors, gel painting, colored gels and more. After participating in this course you will be able, depending on the talent and skill of each one, to create special nail designs, to develop and improve your skills . Thank you for your time and I hope this course will help you and satisfy all your curiosities.

MODERN NAIL ART WITH GEL

Learn the latest, effective techniques used in salon work

Created by Catherine Wong - Educator Nail Artist

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Students: 114, Price: $89.99

Students: 114, Price:  Paid

At the beginning, it is perfectly acceptable to start out learning through trial and error, but it gets to a point where if it's causing you stress and uncertainty, it might be time to consider the other options available to you.

Trying over and over again to learn something new but it seems like the more you research and the harder you try, the more confused you are ? Or maybe you have been doing this for a while but don't see any improvement so you are ready to give up ?

You know there is something missing but maybe you are too embarrassed to ask for help ? Or have you always wanted to do an in-person class but you don't have time or can't travel ? I do travel to teach, but I can't be everywhere :) And travelling to visit me could be a really expensive hassle.  So...this is why I have created my online class at Udemy after numerous request from nail techs around the world who wanted to take my class.

Convenience
You can experience my personal teaching style from anywhere in the world, at your own convenience in the comfort of your home. Unlike an in-person class, there is no need to spend extra time or money on taking time off work, travelling, accommodation and childcare.

Different from free online resources
While there are many resources out there free of charge, which is great believe me but if everything can be learnt free of charge from the web, then nobody has to go to school or invest in further education. As a trained professional, I have invested a lot of time and resources to hone my skills and build credibility. I'm bringing all this to the table to empower you to achieve results. Every technique will be broken into parts and explained with close-up demos. The classes offered on Udemy is a focused training and not just a regular demo video.

Results
Based on my 15 years of experience, I know how to guide you and keep tasks achievable. I will provide you with simple but useful techniques so you can get it done ! Plus you will get lifetime access to all the video recordings so that you can use it whenever you need it compared to an in-person class which usually have a lot of information being compressed into a short amount of time and you cannot re-watch the class, and sometimes even not enough close-ups !

This course will take you through step by step on how to create modern designs that are popular in salon works.  It will provide you with ideas, variations and working with different gel mediums such as gel polish, gel paint and gels of different consistencies.

Nail Art Course – Lace Design

This is a modern and easy tehnique and is practiced in a lot of nail salons. Brides love these nail designs

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 86, Price: $49.99

Students: 86, Price:  Paid

This course will help and inspire you,to create modern and special nail designs . It's a topical course and these nail designs  demanded in the specialized salons, especially among brides. Lace design is a technique that can be done with ease, does not involve many products  and dont require to much time . During the course, you will find out, which gels I have used but also what other products and utensils are needed. So, if you want to be in the trend, dont hesitate to attend this course. You will love this tecnique !!

Nail Art – Mix Design

For all who wants to create gorgeous nails designs

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 86, Price: $64.99

Students: 86, Price:  Paid

I have prepared a new course of several hours in which you will learn step by step from simple to difficult how to make nails designs using different materials to decorate and I'll show you how to perform the mirror effect ,the sugar effect and other techniques.The course includes a variety of information to help you keep up with nail art news. At this course are welcome both beginners and advanced, the necessary ingredients  are only the passion and the desire to learn. I will present and I will explain in detail the materials we will decorate with, but also all the necessary steps  to complete the nail design.After participating in this course you will be able, depending on the talent and skill of each one, to create special nail designs, to develop and improve your skills . Thank you for your time and I hope this course will help you and satisfy all your curiosities

Cute Bears Painting on Nails

Cute Hand Painted Nail Art Tutorials

Created by Julia Mayer - Nail Artist and Nail Educator

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Students: 48, Price: $19.99

Students: 48, Price:  Paid

This course includes 5 cute winter nail art designs and instruction for gel nail polish application. Your will learn to paint on nails using gel polishes. You will get full videos with descriptions and lists of materials. Using them you will find out how to give dimension to your art and will be able to paint these designs. Such a practice will help you to develop your imagination and inspire  you to create your own unique designs! Also you will get certificate!

Nail Art Course – One Stroke Technique

You can make beautiful nails with ornamental patterns inspired by nature, with cherry blossoms, roses or colored petals

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 42, Price: $64.99

Students: 42, Price:  Paid

- This is a training course in nail art, aimed at anyone who wants to expand their range of knowledge in the field of nail art. One stroke painting technique or Chinese painting is a relatively easy technique to perform in the specialized salons, and gives the clients a special, unique and at the same time spectacular design! The popularity of Chinese painting or the famous one stroke technique through which decorative elements can be obtained on nails has begun to increase, as many women have become bored with abstract patterns and are looking for a more natural, harmonious-looking manicure. The principle from which this technique starts is to make shadows by applying two colors on the same brush: one dark or strong and the other, bright.

You can make beautiful nails with ornamental patterns inspired by nature, with cherry blossoms or roses or colored petals

This style of nail-art is based on flower patterns for example: lilies, roses, poppies, etc. But also butterflies. This technique offered a perception of the world and a positive attitude.

Aeropuffing Nail Art 101 Course

Learn the basics of creating awesome nail art with the Aeropuffing System and become a pro in nail design!

Created by Elena Maltseva - Nail artist, international educator and judge

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Students: 32, Price: $29.99

Students: 32, Price:  Paid

Thanks to Aeropuffing, any nail technician can create nail designs of different complexity – and you won’t have to buy any stickers, slider nail art or airbrush set.

The Aeropuffing technique allows you to masterfully create the following by using Gel Pastes, Puffing Sponges, Stencils and implements:

  • Complex nail art with the effect of airbrushing

  • Ombre/ babyboomer designs and multicolored gradient backgrounds

  • Perfect Pink & Whites in 1 minute

  • Designs with 3D effect

  • Texture nail art

  • Designs with contour details

Aeropuffing is a NEW technique in nail art, and it provides nail techs with the unlimited possibilities in design, while being very simple in understanding and usage. Some say that Aeropuffing is "an airbrushing effect without the expense of an airbrush".

Nail art – Christmas Designs on nails

The essence of Christmas models transposed on nails, for nail technicians, from beginners to advanced

Created by Danielle Anne Marie - Nail Technician & Professional Nail Artist

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Students: 31, Price: $39.99

Students: 31, Price:  Paid

This course is about the essence of Christmas transposed on nails with different models such as light candles, ribbons, snow man,  Christmas trees, snowflakes and much more.   

You'll be able to reproduce the art of decorating nails and I promise you'll evolve in  this career more than you can imagine, you'll improve your perspective in decorating nails and your creativity.

Aqua Flower Dream – Watercolor Nail Art Designs

Learn how to paint fast watercolor designs

Created by Tifrea Raluca - Visual artist, painter, nail art trainer

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Students: 21, Price: $34.99

Students: 21, Price:  Paid

Hi.

Welcome to the Aqua Flower Dream online course.

In this course you will learn how to paint 8 fast, simple and beautiful designs using watercolors. I recommend that you paint these designs for those clients that choose a white, nude, light pink, light purple, light blue, base color for their nails. If you choose a dark base color, you will not be able  to paint a design with watercolors, because it will not be visible.

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork.

Watercolor painting is not new. It is one of the oldest painting techniques, discovered on the walls of the caves, dating back 30,000 years.

The watercolor is about finesse, delicacy, transparency, and most often it is used to paint on a white paper, giving the painting brightness and finesse. In ancient times they also used to paint on papyrus, leather, wood, or canvas.

After this course you will be able to

  • choose the right watercolors for painting on nails

  • choose the right brushes, and prepare them for painting

  • mix the color to achieve an infinite number of colors

  • choose the colors to obtain a beautiful composition

  • prepapre your nail tips for painting

  • paint 8 fast, simple and beautiful designs using watercolor

Nail Art in Watercolor Technique. Animal Muzzles on Nails.

Create unusual and amazing nail designs using this step-by-step guide

Created by Nailico Professional Nail-Art & Manicure School - Training in nail extension, manicure and nail design.

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Students: 20, Price: $29.99

Students: 20, Price:  Paid

During our course you will:

  • get to know the correct proportions of animal faces

  • learn how to create watercolor designs using regular gel polish,

  • learn how to apply shadows and highlights to make your drawing look realistic

  • get to know the peculiarities of the structure of animal fur

After watching all the lessons and working them out, you will understand how to draw the face of any animal yourself. The skills you acquire can be used both for drawing on nails and for decorating objects using the miniature technique.

Bohemian Style Nail Art using Gels

Create colourful-inspired design for your nails

Created by Catherine Wong - Educator Nail Artist

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Students: 16, Price: $79.99

Students: 16, Price:  Paid

Learn how to create professional nail art focusing on colours and boho chic fashionable nail designs on your nails.

These designs look exquisite and complicated but after taking this course, you will be able to create these designs on yourself or your clients easily. This class is suitable for beginners and practical salon work.

The lessons will be conducted using gel polishes and gel paint but the technique can be easily applied to all art mediums such as nail polish, acrylic paint and watercolor.

Summer nail art decorations with neon pigment powders

10 minutes nails

Created by Gabriella Toth - Nail Artist

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Students: 15, Price: $44.99

Students: 15, Price:  Paid

Neon pigment powders:

There are decorative powders of bright colors. Don’t confuse it with chrome powders, they are for a different kind of decorations.
You can use the pigment powders on a sticky surface or mix them in gel or gel polish.

In this course, you will learn how to use these decorative powders.

You can learn 6 decorations today, I am sure this decoration will be the favorite of your customers.

Very colorful, cheerful and summer decorations.

Come and learn it with me.

Nail Art Course – Bouquets of Flowers

Even the simplest manicure can take on color and contour, accessorized with this special technique

Created by Gabriela Cismas - Nail Art Technician

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Students: 11, Price: $59.99

Students: 11, Price:  Paid

This painting course is especially dedicated to beginners, but also to those with average experience.This painting technique offers the clients a unique and spectacular design.In this course you will learn; The right choice of brushes, The right combination of colors, Learning the correct handling of the brush, The transition of colors, Floral motifs but also others.Even the simplest manicure can take on color and contour, accessorized with a decor that you can make in just a few minutes. Stay informed with the latest trends in Nail Art and surprise your clients at every step!

Hand Painted Nail Art Course “In love”

Learn to paint awesome nail art designs using gel polishes. Also you will get step by step guide how to apply gel polish

Created by Julia Mayer - Nail Artist and Nail Educator

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Students: 8, Price: $19.99

Students: 8, Price:  Paid

This course includes 6 cute nail art designs and instruction for gel nail polish application. Your will learn to paint on nails using gel polishes. You will get full videos with descriptions. Using them you will find out how to give dimension to your art and will be able to paint these designs. Such a practice will help you to develop your imagination and inspire  you to create your own unique designs!

Floral Nails. Summer Nail Art

Learn to paint awesome nail art designs using gel polishes. Also you will get step by step guide how to apply gel polish

Created by Julia Mayer - Nail Artist and Nail Educator

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Students: 7, Price: $19.99

Students: 7, Price:  Paid

This course includes 5 floral nail art designs and instruction for gel nail polish application. Your will learn to paint on nails using gel polishes. You will get full videos with descriptions. Using them you will find out how to give dimension to your art and will be able to paint these designs. Such a practice will help you to develop your imagination and inspire  you to create your own unique designs!

Santa Mouse Nail Art Course

Learn how to paint the most popular character drawing this winter

Created by Nicole Artbury - Nail Artist and Educator

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Students: 5, Price: $59.99

Students: 5, Price:  Paid

This course is suitable for both beginners and professional nail technicians. I will teach you everything from scratch but a basic drawing capability would be a plus. Step by step videos on how to paint the detailed character and 3 fast salon style designs that compliment the original drawing.

-4 Designs divided into 8 video lessons

-A list of the used materials

-More than 2 hour tutorials

-Suitable for advanced nail artists or those willing to learn

-Feedback on your designs

-Access to our special Facebook group