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The Nail Institute – A Nail Tech School in Billings, MT

The Nail Institute is Montana’s only dedicated Nail Technology School.

The Nail Institute is an Creative Nail Design school and uses the industry’s best product line to teach students proven systems for selecting the ideal products to meet a client’s needs. Having the support of Creative Nail Design master educators, we provide a high level of training for students by building technical skills and enthusiasm to succeed in a service oriented industry.

Our Nail Technician Course offers students all aspects of Nail Technology in order and provides them with the technical skills and basic principles they need to become successful Nail Technicians. The course is designed to prepare students for the state licensing exam and for entry into the professional nail industry.

At our nail school, students benefit from small classes, experienced instructors, and a school that offers Nail Technology as their only course of instruction.



The course is a 9 ½ week training program, with the first 80 hours focused on a basic intensive training. At the completion of the course, students will be trained and prepared to take the Montana State Board Examination and apply for your license to practice as a professional nail technician. Other occupational opportunities may include salon owner, manager or manufacturer representative and product educator.

We adhere to required Montana State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists curriculum guidelines. Our Creative Nail Design school training includes:

Salon Management

  • Business methods
  • Customer Service
  • Appointment Book
  • Professional Ethics


  • Sanitation
  • Sterilization
  • Salon Safety
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Diseases
  • Disorders


  • Water, Oil, Hand & Arm Massage
  • Polish
  • Paraffin Wax


  • Water, Oil, Foot & Ankle Massage
  • Polish


  • Artificial Nails
  • Sculptured Nails
  • Nail Tips
  • Nail Wraps
  • Tip Overlays
  • Fills & Repairs
  • Including Fiberglass

Use of Manicuring Implements

  • Electric Nail File