Nail Care Courses

Nail Care Courses Dream of owning your own nail salon and flexing your creative side? Signing up for a nail care course is one the best ways to equip yourself...

Nail Care Courses

Dream of owning your own nail salon and flexing your creative side? Signing up for a nail care course is one the best ways to equip yourself with skills you need to make your mark in the industry.

Nail Care: Short Course

Request a Call Back apply With Us Nail Care Short Course Matric College, in partnership with Skills Academy offers you the Short Course Certificate: Nail Care. This course will teach …

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Nail Care: Comprehensive Course

Request a Call Back apply With Us Nail Care Comprehensive Certificate The Comprehensive Certificate Course: Nail Care is the advanced level of the nail care course. Matric College, in collaboration …

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Nail Care: Certificate Course

Request a Call Back apply With Us Nail Care Certificate Course The Certificate Course: Nail Care is the second level of the Nail Care courses. Matric College, in partnership with …

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What is Nail Care?

The term nail care simply includes the maintenance and grooming of the nails on your feet and hands. Nail care can be done for health reasons or just to make your nails look more beautiful. Taking care of your nails can be important in making sure you prevent health issues such as infections, ingrown nails and others that can cause you pain and discomfort. 

Proper nail care can help you avoid more serious issues that can come from neglecting your nails.

Types of Nail Care Services

Nail Care Courses

Nail care services can range from those grooming to beauty. The duties can include things like removing the calluses, cuticles or any rough skin which is the grooming part. Beauty will include things like pedicures, applying nail polish or synthetic nails. 

If you run your own business, you will require skills and knowledge that go beyond the technical skills.

Qualification in Nail Care

As a nail care technician, it is extremely important to be well trained and skilled in the craft as you will be working with sensitive parts of the body. Obtaining a qualification will help you learn valuable skills that go beyond applying nail polish and removing cuticles. You will learn important skills such as hygiene practices, how to provide customer care and more. 

The best part is that you can obtain all these skills by enrolling in a Nail care course from Matric College via distance learning.


When working in the nail care industry you can expect your responsibilities to change based on the needs for that day. However, there are core duties that must always be followed: 

  • Ensuring hygiene and safety standards are followed
  • Provide advice on proper nail care by examining the clients
  • Sterilise and sanitize tools 
  • Have knowledge on any conditions and diseases that can affect the nails.

Where to Study to be a Nail Care Technician?

One is spoiled for choice when choosing a college to study as a nail technician. There are many colleges that offer nail care related courses but very few allow you to work and study at the same time. You will have to consider what benefits you need the most and which afford you the value you need.

Considering a distance learning college like Matric College as your choice, means that you get to study at your own pace, while you work full-time and also at more affordable rates. 

The requirements for applying to study are easy too! Ready to apply? Make sure that you: 

  • Can read and write in English
  • Are 16 years and older 
  • Have a grade 10

What Skills do Nail Care Technicians Need?

As a nail technician it is important to be skilled as you want to improve the general wellbeing and confidence of your clients by giving them your best work. These are some of the skills you will need:

Get Qualified

There are many things to learn in the nail care industry and getting skilled is the best way to ensure that you can run a successful business. Matric College, in partnership with Skills Academy offers three Nail Care courses that you can complete via distance learning.

Organizational Skills

Working in the industry will require that you follow careful steps when providing nail care to clients. You may also have multiple duties during your work day and it is important to be organised so you can follow up on all your tasks.

Communication Skills

It is important to improve your communication skills in order to meet the exact requirements of your client’s request. Your clients are the most important part of your business and should be the main priority.

Customer Service

As a nail technician, you want to build a strong brand that will keep customers returning for your services. It is essential that you provide excellent customer service as this can help you get recommendations and receive more clients! Responding to questions and appointments on time will also help you to make a good impression on clients.


This industry is not just grooming but also beauty. Having artistry and creative skills to impress your customers is important. This allows you to stand out and have your unique style that appeals to others. You will also benefit from being in touch with the latest trends in nail care as many clients may request that from you.

What Jobs can you do in Nail Care?

The nail care industry is a growing and fast-paced industry. Your job can range from owning your own business to working as a nail technician in many other industries. Let us explore what more you can do:

Self Employment

As a skilled nail technician, you can acquire enough training to open your own business. Getting the word out about your business can help you to gain a client base and make your money the way you want to.

Beauty Salons

Beauty salons often need staff to fill in positions. Here you can expect to work in a busy environment and manage your time well as the business may have a larger amount of clients. The pros are that you can get to learn from other professionals in the field.

Cosmetic Companies

You can work as a consultant for cosmetic companies and work off a commission basis. You can work in malls providing answers and services to clients who enquire about the specific product you are working on. You can expect to advise them on things such as choosing the correct nail polish or nail care products. It is important to have good communication skills for this type of work.

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Get in touch with us and speak to one of our course experts on 012 762 7100 and find out how you can start today!

Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden , 25 June 2021