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Manicurist Course


Mims offers a comprehensive and detailed manicurist course to provide you with the necessary skills to become a licensed manicurist, sculpture nail technician, product representative or nail salon owner.

In addition to the required skills, Mims also offers complete training in sculptured nails, wraps, gels and nail art.


600 Hours/5 Months with a maximum of 7.5 months*

Orientation: 15 hours

Equipment, Implements, and Supplies: 15 hours

Procedures: 320 hours

Basic manicure and pedicure, oil manicure, removal of stains, repair work, hand and arm massage, buffing, application of polish, application of artificial nails, application o cosmetic fingernails, preparation to build new nail, and application of nail extensions, sculptured mails, tips, wraps, fiberglass/gels and odorless products

Arm and Hands: 70 hours

Bacteriology, Sanitation and Safety: 100 hours

Definitions, importance, rules, laws, methods, safety measures, hazardous chemicals and ventilation odor in salons

Professional Practices: 80 hours

Manicuring as a professional, vocabulary, ethics, salon procedures, hygiene and grooming, professional attitudes, salesmanship and public relations

Total Theory and Practical: 600 hours

*Students may elect to take additional training beyond the required 600 hours.

Manicurist Student Kit

1 Manicure Bag

1 Pedicure File

1 Lotion Bottle

1 Nail Polish Kit

1 Emery Board

1 Sterilizer Jar

1 Pair Scissors

1 Professional Length Metal File

1 Tweezer

1 Milady Art and Sciences of Manicuring Textbook and Workbook

1 Set of Class Notes

1 Nail Brush

1 Pair Toe Separators

1 EPA Disinfectant Bottle

1 Cotton Jar

1 EPA Disinfectant Jar

2 Toenail Clippers

2 Pairs Cuticle Nippers

1 Metal Pusher

2 Plastic Cuticle Pushers

1 Package Orangewood Sticks

Sculpture Nail Kit containing: 1 Acrylic Brush
1 ½ oz. Primer
1 Buffer File
1 ½ oz. Cuticle Oil
1 4-oz. Acrylic Liquid
1 ea. 2-oz. Pink and White Powder
1 100/100 Coarse File
1 180/180 Zebra File
Fiberglass Wrap Kit containing:
1 2-oz. Resin Activator
1 Yard Fiberglass Fabric
1 Pair Wrap Scissors
1 Orangewood Stick
1 ½-oz. Resin Glue
2 Extender Tips
1 20 Package Assorted Tips
Odorless Acrylic Trial Kit containing:
1 Odorless Acrylic Liquid
1 Natural Powder
1 Clear Powder