Manicuring Program

Manicuring:  Looking to nails as the shortest path to a beautiful career. 

Manicuring and Nail Tech School

Train to be a manicuring and nail technology professional at Shore Beauty School in Egg Harbor Township, NJ! In Shore’s Manicuring program, students learn manicuring, pedicuring, nail tipping and extensions, nail wraps, nail gels, sculptured nails and nail art. Your training includes a professional OPI Manicuring Kit consisting of Milady textbooks and all the required manicuring tools for your education. Audio visual aids and guest manicuring professionals will supplement your education. Instruction includes classroom based “theory” and “practical” training using mannequins, fellow students and actual clinic patrons.

Nail Technician StudentsStudent Doing Manicure

Shore Beauty School’s manicuring classroom is designed for nail technology education with multi-media audio visual capabilities and enhanced air ventilation to remove fumes from nail polishes and chemicals.

Why Choose Shore Beauty School?

Are you looking for a manicuring school that truly cares about your success? Your experience level doesn’t matter, as our licensed instructors will guide you step-by-step through your nail technology education. Shore Beauty School focuses on providing you the knowledge and skills to sit for New Jersey State Board licensure, hands-on experience working on live patrons in our clinic, an education in beauty business fundamentals and a path to long-term employment. Our education is designed to be fun and engaging. Shore tries to be more than a school. It’s not just about learning here. It’s about building a manicuring career in a fun and engaging manner that we hope you will never forget!

Possible Career Paths

Numerous rewarding job opportunities are available to manicuring professionals in both good and bad economic times. While Shore cannot guarantee you employment, Shore has a strong track record placing its graduates in nail careers, including:

  • Manicurist and pedicurist
  • Manicure and pedicure shop owner
  • Nail product sales
  • Manicuring instructor(with further education and licensing)

What You'll Learn

Your Manicuring program is a specialized education, including techniques in:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Nail tipping and extensions
  • Nail wraps
  • Nail gels
  • Sculptured nails
  • Nail art
  • Demonstrations from experienced skin care professionals

Licensure Requirements

At Shore Beauty School, Manicuring is a 300 hour program teaching the art, science and business of professional nail care. Under your “junior status,” your first 150 hours of training will emphasize theory (based on textbooks and lectures) and building basic practical skills as a manicuring professional. Under “senior status,” your next 150 hours of training will continue building on nail fundamentals, while providing you the opportunity to work on live patrons in our clinic under the supervision of a licensed instructor. In order to become a licensed manicuring professional, you are required to graduate in good standing from Shore and pass the NJ State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling’s theory and practical examinations for Manicuring.

Real-world Learning

Part of Shore Beauty School’s mission is to prepare our manicuring students for entry-level employment in manicuring or related beauty fields. Shore’s student clinic provides our students the opportunity to practice and build their skills while performing services on live patrons. The school also encourages students, while training in the clinic, to build a book of business that can be taken with them to a job after graduating.

Consumer Information

For U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information on Manicuring careers (SOC Code: 39-5011 and CIP Code: 12.0410) go to and For our graduation, job placement and licensure pass rates, as well as our graduates' median school debts and costs of enrollment, click here.

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