Boise Nail Academy | Paul Mitchell The School | Boise, Idaho
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Nail Technology

Successful nail artists are creative people with a strong sense of design and masterful technical abilities. They also need to be savvy business people who keep up with industry trends, treat their clients to the best possible service and understand how to market and manage their business. From creativity to product knowledge to nail enhancement, our program gives you the skill set you’ll need to begin a career in the nail industry.


  • Art, design and trends for manicures and pedicures
  • Basic, French and American manicures
  • Conditioning oil manicures
  • Moisturizing wax treatments
  • Arm massages
  • Pedicures and foot massages
  • Nail designs
  • Nail gels, tips and wraps
  • Acrylic nails
  • Safety, sterilization and sanitation
  • Massage techniques for hands, arms and feet
  • And much more

Student Kit

One of the most exciting days for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap their very own professional kit. It’s packed with all the essentials—professional manicure and pedicure tools, nail enhancement tools, and much more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

iPad included

When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you'll be more successful in school and in your career. That's why every Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School Boise receives an iPad with their student kit, giving them on-the-go access to schoolwork, career advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, and much more.

We like to call it The Career Connector Tablet.  Click here

How Much Will It Cost?

School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $6,000.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,320.76

Kit Tax: $79.24

Total Cost: $7,500.00

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 600 hours


Must be on 3-Day Option for first 3 weeks:
3-Day Option: Monday-Wednesday9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
4-Day Option #1: Monday-Wednesday9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.Thursday9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
4-Day Option #2: Monday-Thursday9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • January 14, 2019 - Nails (Daytime)
  • April 1, 2019 - Nails (Daytime)
  • June 24, 2019 Nail Academy (Daytime)
  • August 12, 2019 Nail Academy (Daytime)
  • September 23, 2019 Nail Academy (Daytime)
  • November 5, 2018 - Nail Technology (Daytime)

Student Educational Materials

  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $17.50
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $29.95
  • 1 Multiple Intelligence Letter, ISB, N/A
  • 1 Plugged In Thumb Drive, Plugged In Membership, and MASTERS Audio Club subscription throughout enrollment (minimum 1 year), ISBN, N/A
  • 1 Success for the Modern Salon CD, ISBN, N/A, $40.00
  • 1 Service Menu Experience, ISBN, N/A
  • 1 Nouveau Nail Academy Kit * for specific content of nouveau nail kit please see the Admissions Leader or Financial Aid Leader.
  • 1 Apple iPad, N/A $249.00

Required Textbooks

  • 1 Milady's Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition Coursemate ISBN-13: 9781285080734, $162.95
  • 1 Milady's Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition Student Workbook ISBN-13: 9781285080512, $61.95
  • 1 Milady's Standard Nail Technology, 7th Edition Exam Review; ISBN-13:9781285080543, $42.95

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