Nail Courses

Nail Courses

Have you ever wanted to become a nail technician?

Learn a new skill in just 4 days that you can take anywhere!


Become a Certified Nail Technician with the skills to work in a spa, salon, or a home-based business.

Nail Technicians are always in demand. Many of our graduates work in salons or have started their own business with great success.


Course Details

This is an intense 4-day hands-on Nail Technician Certificate Course, covering both theory and practical procedures. 

You will learn:

  • Acrylic, gel & fiberglass nail techniques
  • Basic & specialty manicures
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nail chemistry
  • Proper sanitation and salon practices
  • Business building
  • and much more

Additional Programs...

Learn Nail Art Stamping.

Take your manicure to the next level by mastering the technique of nail art stamping. You don't need to have any freehand skills to create unique nail art for your clients.

- trendy nail art terminology and techniques, and how to bring all the newest nail art trends to your clients with the aid of stamping.
- both basic and advanced stamping techniques
- tricks to understanding your own and your clients nail-art style and being able to bring that to life
- the skills to create one-of-a-kind intricate nail art designs that will keep your clients coming back

The instructor is Marta from ChitChat Nails who has 8 years of in depth and first-hand experience with stamping. A former nail-art blogger, certified nail tech, her manicures have been published in both Canadian and International magazines; she is driven by the passion for nail art, and now wishes to share knowledge with YOU.

Set yourself apart from the rest by creating amazing nail art with stamping.

Training Terms and Conditions

  • Registration must be completed at least fourteen days prior to the start date of the course.
  • To reserve your seat in the program, you are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit.
  • Failure to attend scheduled classes will result in forfeiture of course fees.
  • All students must come to class with bare natural nails. Please remove artificial nails at least 3 weeks prior to class.
  • Proper removal is important to not damage your natural nails.

Next Courses

Fall 2023

Classes are Sat, Sun, and Mon. from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tues from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Nail Art Class Tues from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Classes do fill up quickly.

Register early so you won't be disappointed.

Call (519) 667-9693 for full details.
Fall 2023

Classes are Sat, Sun, and Mon. from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tues from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Nail Art Class Tues from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Classes do fill up quickly.

Register early so you won't be disappointed.

Call (519) 667-9693 for full details.

What our students have been saying...

I have learned so much from you in the past 4 days. I had a general understanding of nails and aesthetics before joining the program. You taught so many interesting tips and techniques that I had never thought of. After everything you have taught, I hope that one day I will be as knowledgeable and talented as you. Kim, you are an amazing instructor and truly an inspiration. Thank you 🙂 Aliesha, Peterborough, ON
I would just like to take the time to express my gratitude to you for such an amazing class! After past experiences I thought my dreams of working in the beauty industry was over however, after completing your class I have a strong understanding of the concepts and techniques needed to produce beautiful artificial nails. Because of your patience and thorough knowledge, I have regained my confidence and am now looking forward to making a career change and finally following my dream! It was a joy to be a student in your class, you are an amazing teacher and I feel very lucky to have been taught by such an experienced professional. Shanna, London ON
Thank you Kim. I enjoyed this class very much. I walked in not knowing what to expect, and I am leaving feeling confident to add nail tech services to my list of other services I can offer. Lisa
Kim has made this learning experience wonderful. When reading previous testimonials about her course. It made me wonder how every single review was wonderful, that I couldn't pass down this opportunity to be taught by Kim even if I wanted to. Everything everyone mentioned in her teaching methods, curriculum, comforting and understanding aura, she was about beginners is true. I can't wait to call her and tell her how well I'm doing, thanks to the confidence and knowledge she's now provided me in this field and the new journey. Sara Sara, Toronto ON
Through taking the nail course offered by Kim, I have a new career as a certified nail technician. I have my own salon, regular clientele, and the benefit of having a career where I can make my own hours. The class was small, informative with a lot of personal practice time. It was a great investment in my future. Thanks so much Kim. Deb, Mary Hill ON
Kim is very knowledgeable and a great instructor! Clear and concise step by step instructions with hands-on learning time. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of being a nail tech. I finished the course feeling confident & excited about my new career. Nadine Nadine, Collingwood ON
It was more than I expected. I was worried I wouldn't learn much in 4 days compared to other courses that were way longer. I am very happy with what I have learned. Joanna Owen Sound
The entire course was planned very well and allowed for a lot of trade-secrets & tips. Table side manner suggestions/recommendations. It was very fun! Ashley Scarborough, Ontario
Kim you are a very talented person at what you do. This class definitely was easy to understand and Kim was more than willing to answer all of our questions. Very patient when it comes to people who have never had experience with nails prior. Amazing teacher and very sweet.   Thank you for everything! Marsela
Thanks for everything Kim! It was a fun & thorough learning experience. I feel well prepared to get in some practice and "set up shop" soon. Michelle
Very hands on learning experience, everything is pleasant, questions that where asked were answered. Showed me how to properly file and now it feels right. I know the second nail I had done I felt more confident and less nervous since I have never done enhancements before. Thank you. Terr-Lynn
First of all thank you for the warm welcome. I really learn and enjoy doing what I like with the right nail technician ever. Thank you Kim for all your advice. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to learn nails. Yaima
Thank you Kim for teaching such a great class. I like that it was small enough to still be able to get one one one instruction when required. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in this industry. Anastacia
Kim is a great teacher. Very supportive of students and explains everything in a very clear way, which makes it easy to learn. You can see her knowledge and experience when watching her work and was an over all pleasure to learn from. Amanda
For everyone from the GTA area, please take advantage of the Nail Technician course taught by Kim. It is a comprehensive course teaching beginners everything you need to know about operating as a nail technician. The classes offered in Toronto are very overpriced and will take serveral weeks to complete. I learned in four days what other people have learned in several months! Kim offers you the most value at an affordable price and is very knowledgeable. You will be comfortable enough to take a client upon completion. Excellent class. Intimate & Non- intimidating environment! Melody , Toronto ON
My daughter and I took the nail technician course in November 2014 in Toronto. Kim, the instructor, stood at the front with the biggest welcoming smile, we immediately felt comfortable. The class was small and every single question was answered. Kim took her time with each one of us making sure we understood. Kim is an amazing instructor, very patient, kind, just an all around wonderful lady! Learning from such an experienced, talented instructor was an honour. The skills and techniques she taught us left us feeling very Confident! Confident Nail Technicians! We have opened a salon in my home, about a month and a half ago and are having Great Success! We have regular clientele and a lot of Fun! We would most definitely recommend this course to anyone! A Great investment. Thank you so much Kim! Stacie & Kara, Sudbury ON
Kim explained everything in detail, offered hands on help, and showed us where we need to focus or practice more, answered all questions. She treated everyone as equal. Great Job, Kim. I recommend the course & Kim as an instructor. Cynthia
Thanks so much for offering this course. I feel I've gone from being totally clueless, to knowledgeable and ready to get started! The course is informative and fun. Now I know all the tricks and trade secrets and can't wait to put them to use! Thanks Again. Teri, Peterborough ON
I traveled from Toronto to Kim's nail course in London. It was the best investment of both time and money. Kim was very through and she was patient with all the students. I learned both theory and there was A LOT of hands on training. By the end of the 4 day course I was confident that I could be successful as a nail technician. Thank You Kim. Elora, Stouffville ON
Kim's nail course was everything and more for me. The course totally exceeded my expectations. I came into this thinking I would get the basics on how to do nails. But with Kim's details and tips and tricks. I feel that I will succeed in the nail business, not to mention that this course went beyond just applying nails. I learned about the anatomy of nails, diseases etc. With all the additional information, I now have the confidence to start doing nails and practicing on real people. Kim was extremely patient, kind and informative this course was well worth the cost. Being a part of this was an extremely positive experience for me. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in this industry. Donna Donna, Scarborough ON
Kim is very patient, I've learned so much in this course. I feel confident and very good about everything that's got to do with nails. These past few days were very well prepared and Kim is such a great instructor. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that is interested in learning nails. I'm thankful for Kim and all that she taught me. I'm ready to make my dream happen! Thank you Kim 🙂 Amy Aurora ON
You will not find a better teacher for this course. Kim is kind and understanding. She takes the time to show us step by step what we need to do. She also helps one on one if we need it. Corinna
Thank you Kim for everything you taught us. The course was easy to follow and provided everything you needed to start the basics on artificial nails. The class was tons of fun and Kim kindly explained anything you had a question on. Yuka
I loved your class and a way you teach. Very visual and easy to understand. You answered every question. You make everyone feel welcome weather they have a background in nails or not. Thank you for your time and expertise. Alexis
AMAZING CLASS!   Would recommend to anyone interested in learning artificial nails. Kim is a great teacher, very understanding, hands-on willing to help & repeat anything until you understand and get it. Great class, hands down!! Amara
I came into this course so nervous I would be the only person who has never done (or even worse) artificial nails before. Everyone in the class was so welcoming and Kim make you feel confident and equipped to go out and practice your new skill confident and educated to do so. Having he knowledge and ability to train an absolute newbie is the best experience I could ask for from a 4-day course like this. Melody P.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for hands-on experience from a very experienced instructor. You will benefit from learning techniques & putting them into practice right away. Thank you for fitting me into this class. I really enjoyed it! Andrea

Your Instructor

Kim Boughner

Kim Boughner

Kim Boughner is a certified aesthetician & nail technician with over 30 years experience. Kim has owned and operated her own Day Spa in London, Ontario since 1984. Kim became a certified educator for Star Nail Canada in 1997. Kim says “It is easy for me to teach, as all I am doing is sharing my love of the industry with others.” Kim offers courses in both London and Mississauga.

Contact Us

Contact Kim at Beauty Total Spa or visit our website.

308 Oxford St E., London, Ontario, N6A1V5

For full details and to have your questions answered or need additional information, please call: 519-667-9693