Program Overview

The Manicurist program is designed to train students in basic manipulative skills, safety with practice on sanitation and sterilization at all times; proper work habits and desirable attitudes to become a professional manicurist or a related career avenue. We use OPI and other products available in the market for the Nail Program at Cosi Bella Academy of Beauty.

This program consists of 300 hours of instruction in theory and practical skill development, as required for the manicurist licensing exam administered by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. Theory and practice material is followed by clinic activities. The student must complete the theory and practice segments and receive a passing grade before participating in clinic activities.

The students will be expected to learn the information and master the skills to complete the program and pass the New Jersey Manicurist licensing exam, while acquiring the professional attitudes and habits necessary to obtain a nail technician job and then advance along the profession's career path.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students should call for a priority appointment to visit the school, complete the application form, and receive a tour of its facilities.
  • All applicants are required to complete a personal interview with an admissions representative. Parents and spouses are encouraged to attend. This gives applicants and their families an opportunity to see the school's equipment and facilities and to ask questions relating to the academy's curriculum and career objectives. Personal interviews also enable school administrators to determine whether an applicant is acceptable for enrollment into the program.
  • All applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory education (17) and be a High School graduate or have the equivalency (G.E.D.).
  • A non-refundable $150.00 Registration and Enrollment Fee is required at the time of formal enrollment.
  • Once an applicant has completed and submitted the Application and Enrollment Agreement, the school reviews the information and informs the applicant of its decision. If an applicant is not accepted, all fees paid to the school are refunded.

Licensing Requirements:

To become a manicurist you must:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age.
  2. Provide proof of successful completion of high school or its equivalent.
  3. Provide proof of successful completion of 300 hours of instruction in manicuring at an approved school in New Jersey, another state or a foreign country. Training completed in another state or foreign country must, in the opinion of the Board, be substantially similar to that offered at licensed schools within New Jersey.
  4. Take and pass an examination administered by the Board.

Curriculum for 300-hour Manicuring Course

State Laws, Rules & Regulations for Cosmetology & Hairstyling
Administrative Shop Operations, Welcome, Introduction to School Policy and Curriculum
State Board Examination 15
Professionalism, Safety & Health 5
Decontamination & Infection Control 15
Manicuring and Pedicuring 50
Diseases and Disorders of the Nail 10
Anatomy of the Hand, Arm, Foot and Leg 10
Nail Tips and Extensions 25
Nail Wraps 25
Nail Gels 15
Sculptured Nails 40
Nail Art 10
The Skin and its Diseases 5
Removal of Unwanted Hair 40
Salon Management 10
First Aid 5
Chemical and Chemistry Relating to Products 10
TOTAL  300

 Tuition Cost

Total Cost: $3,600.00

 Hours Available

Full-Time Students:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 

Mon-Thurs: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM