Nails Specialty Vocational Certificate (VC) Information

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Professional Service Careers Department

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Contact the Pensacola State College Professional Service Careers Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

Program Contact
Ms. Ashley Faulkner

(850) 484-1556

Department Head
Mr. Michael Listau
(850) 484-2586

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Introduction to the Nails Specialty Vocational Certificate (VC) Program

Nails Specialty is a one semester program of study that prepares students for state licensure and employment in the areas of manicure, pedicure, and nail extension services

We strongly encourage you to contact the Professional Service Careers Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

Is This For You?

People considering Nails Specialty should enjoy working primarily with people but must also have good eye and hand coordination to work with small instruments. People in this career prefer to work indoors and must be creative. They are sometimes called extroverted, sociable, and confident.

Beyond Graduation . . .

With experience, graduates of the Nails Specialty program at Pensacola State are qualified to work in advanced manicure, pedicure, and nail extension services. Students may also choose to obtain the Cosmetology certificate and/or further specialize in the Facials Specialty program at Pensacola State College which qualify them to work in hair, nail, and skin care.

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Primary Employers

Graduates from the Nails Specialty program support the personal services industries, primarily working in large and small full service beauty salons or within specialty nail service salons. With experience graduates can open and manage their own businesses.


Manicurists/Nail Specialists

Licensed professionals who combine artistic, technical, and communication skills to provide proper care of the hands and feet.

Manicurists enhance the appearance of the nails with proper care or with the application of sculpted artificial nails. They also administer hand and foot manipulations to the client to enhance muscle tone and to promote better circulation to these areas, and apply products to promote healthy skin. Many manicurists and nail technicians work on commission in conjunction with cosmetologists or own their own business.

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