Welcome to Halo Nail Academy

Halo Nail Academy is a top-tier Canadian nail school created by a well-established nail artist who has a burning desire to share her knowledge and passion for nails in Canada!  Our founder, Keesha Carpenter (also known as @electriknailz), created Halo Nail Academy, because she wants everyone to have access to quality nail education.

We offer a large selection of nail courses, with In-Person Nail Technician Certification for those able to come to my studio in Vancouver, Canada, as well as a fully Online Nail School!  My online nail courses include nail art courses and nail shaping courses (which never expire), as well as Online Nail Certification for those located in Canada who want to pursue nails as a career!

That means whether you are a nail lover that has always dreamed of becoming a nail tech, or you are a nail tech looking to level up your business by furthering your education and improving your techniques, we have got your back!

When you choose to learn nails through Halo, you are choosing incredibly detailed nail education that goes above and beyond what you will learn elsewhere.  You are also choosing to join a school that prides itself on showing support for students and encouraging them to grow.  We are a family here at Halo, and we can’t wait for you to join us! 

Keesha Carpenter

Halo Nail Academy

Throughout her career, Keesha had many new and experienced nail technicians reach out asking for her expertise on various nail issues they were having troubles with – a lot of which were actually basic nail and salon knowledge!  This led Keesha to realize that there was a major lack of quality education for those new to the industry, leaving these students feeling totally lost, even upon completion of their nail courses. 

Nail technicians reaching out to her for help or advice admitted to her that they felt they had not received proper support during or after their classes, and that their education did not cover key topics such as proper shaping, electric filing, and salon safety, just to name a few.

This did not sit right with Keesha, so she began formulating her highly detailed curriculum and starting her own nail academy with her own Gel Nail Technician Certification Program

With a focus on precision sculpting and shaping, and extensive knowledge of extra topics such as nail art, client communication, salon safety, marketing and more, you can rest assured that your education with Halo Nail Academy has all areas of your new career and business covered.

Taught with


Halo Nail Academy In-Person and Online Nail Courses are taught primarily using the Award Winning Ugly Duckling product line. Ugly Duckling is a Canadian owned company carrying top of the line, vegan and cruelty free products. They also have exceptional customer service – something we deeply respect and value here at Halo.

They are professional use only, and have a huge selection of products which offer an assortment of hard builder gels as well as soak-off builders gel in a bottle. They carry a massive selection of gel polishes, highly pigmented colour gels, high quality nail art brushes, and advanced technology art gels for crisp refined line work and art.  

They are always releasing new products, keeping up to date with nail trends and products to help nail techs grow their artistry.  We love this company, and we know you will too! 

Why choose Halo?



Follow Your Dreams!

If you’re feeling a pull towards becoming a nail artist, or you’re looking to level up your skills, this is the sign you’ve been looking for! There’s no better time to invest in yourself! 

Whether you’re looking to learn nails online or in person, we are confident our programs have you covered! And if not, let us know what we’re missing and we are happy to teach that next!