Nail Technology/ Waxing Specialty

Nail Technology/Waxing Specialty

Fancy nails!

The adult nail technology/waxing specialty program gives an individual the opportunity to become dually licensed in New York State. The program offers students the opportunity to apply their skills during regular classes while practical experience is gained by working in a clinical setting similar to that of today's modern salons. Our expert instructors will patiently teach you manicures, pedicures and all artificial nail applications including gels, acrylics, and wraps.

All students will receive their own professional OPI On-the-Go Student Kit. With the latest technology and current products and equipment, GST BOCES will be sure to prepare you to sit for the NY State Boards.

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On the campus, students are able to practice their clinical services on friends, families and the community. Prices are very reasonable which allow us to cover the cost of our consumable supplies. The clinic is open on Mondays from 5-9 PM for your relaxation and nail care needs.

For a complete list of the services we offer, click here.

Students must complete a 310-hour, New York State approved course of study and pass both the New York State written and practical examinations for nail technology and a written exam waxing to get a license to operate in New York State. As proof of successful completion of schooling, you must have the Affirmation of a New York State Approved School. The section of the application must be filled out by GST BOCES and signed by the Administrator of Adult Services.

Click the appropriate link for the complete course curriculums for Nail Technology or Waxing Specialty.

Choose from the following courses:

BSH-5651-F19 - Nail Technology/Waxing Specialty


Whether you want to change careers, earn extra income, participate in the beauty industry, or enjoy fashion and nail design, GST BOCES will prepare you to choose an exciting career!