About 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 nail education in Canada 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 were admitting 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 Canadian 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.

"There is nothing more that we want than to help you to become a confident, skillful nail technician!"

Your Instructor

Licensed Educator

Keesha Carpenter

After over 10 years of slaying the nail game, Keesha started noticing an unfortunate trend in the nail world; people are paying an enormous amount of money for education that they are not happy with. This sent her on a mission to improve the standard of nail education, so that she could help teach others how to create an unforgettable experience for their clients and become self-made boss babes like her! Check out her vibrant art on her Instagram @electriknailz

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

FAQ

Online Courses

Our Online Certification Program is a certification course here in Canada, which means you will awarded a beautiful certificate as a “Gel Nail Technician” upon completion of the course. However, this does not mean you will be licensed upon completion.  The US and Canada are very different in terms of the regulations for people to be able to do nails.    In the US, most states require 300-600 hours of schooling in an institution, as well as passing the Nail Tech Licensing State Exam.

It is your responsibility to check what your local guidelines are in accordance to needing to be licensed in order to work as a nail technician prior to enrolling in this course.  An alternative route would be to utilize my education as more in depth gel nail training, in addition to the necessary education and licensing from your state.

Our Nail Certification programs (including the In-Person Gel Certification Training, the Online Gel Nail Technician Certification, and the Soak-Off Gel Manicurist Certification) do expire.  You will have one year to complete these courses.  If you are unable to complete the course within that year, you will lose access to the program until arrangements have been made to extend your program access for an agreed upon fee depending on the length of the term. Extension fee for a period of “6 months” is available for the discounted price of $555 CAD. 

Our online art and shaping courses, however, do not ever expire!  Once purchased, you will have lifetime access to these courses.

A Certification is a professional recognition of achievement.  It means you have completed theoretical and practical training in the industry with excellence.  It gives clients confidence in coming to you, knowing you have undergone proper training.  Also, it is required from most beauty suppliers before they allow you to make a purchase.  As a bonus, it will give you wholesale industry pricing and give you access to professional only products

 

All sales are final. Deciding to take the plunge into a new career, or invest in a nail course of any sort, isn’t a choice that should be made on a whim. We encourage all potential students to ask lots of questions before making the investment to start their education.  

Simple answer, no! You can absolutely use your phone for all training, but having a computer or something with a larger screen (ie: iPad, tablet, laptop) will really help you to be able to watch all the videos on a larger scale so you can study all of the details.

To pay your tuition in payments, Halo Nail Academy offers 6 and 9 month payment plan options on the In Person Gel Nail Technician Certification and Online Gel Nail Technician Certification programs.  These options include 10-15% interest and are available on each course page if you click the “view payment methods’ button.

For more payment plan options, you may wish to go through the loan application process offered by Affirm or Klarna “Buy Now Pay Later” options at check out.  This process involves filling out an application and awaiting approval from them.  

They do have longer payment plan options meaning lower monthly payments, however, these options do require a bit more effort to get approved for.  To view these options, please click “Pay tuition in full now” within the “View payment methods” pop up and you will see them in the payment methods in checkout.

If you select a payment plan option, your Ugly Duckling Student kit is included in the tuition cost, meaning that you will be paying for this within your payment plan

The remaining kit items are purchased via Amazon, which cannot be on a payment plan.

The tuition including the Ugly Duckling Student Kit is $2888 + tax. The rest of the products are available for purchase through our Amazon store and total about $350.

So the total amount is approximately $3238 for the course and all the kit items!

There are payment plans available for the $2888 tuition.  The Amazon kit items, however, will have to be paid for in full.

Because our certification is taught using Ugly Duckling you will have to purchase the Ugly Duckling kit, but it’s honestly such an amazing kit and it’s heavily discounted for our students at $400 (regular $800).  These savings on such high quality products are well worth it! 

We totally understand that some of our students are already doing nails and already have their own supplies at home!  For any of the kit items that are not in the Ugly Duckling Kit, we will just need you to send us a picture of them so that we can make sure you have what you will need to succeed in this program!

Upon purchase, you will have immediate access to you course.  It will show up in your account “Dash Board” and will be there every time you log into your Halo account!

In-Person Courses

A Certification is a professional recognition of achievement.  It means you have completed theoretical and practical training in the industry with excellence.  It gives clients confidence in coming to you, knowing you have undergone proper training.  Also, it is required from most beauty suppliers before they allow you to make a purchase.  As a bonus, it will give you wholesale industry pricing and give you access to professional only products

We expect our students in our Certification program to complete the course within one year.  This is plenty of time to complete the practicum portion of the course.  If you are unable to complete the course within that year, you will have to make arrangements to extend your program for an agreed upon fee depending on the length of the term. Extension fee for a period of “6 months” is available for the discounted price of $555 CAD and is subject to change at any time. 

Deciding to take the plunge into a new career isn’t a choice that should be made on a whim. We encourage all potential students to ask lots of questions before making the investment to start their education.  All tuitions are non-refundable.  Should you have an emergency situation arise before that first day of class, the tuition minus the deposit will be put towards an upcoming class date. 

The program is $3900 + tax, which includes a kit worth $1900, access to online resources for one year, your 5 in person class days, and one year of communication with your educator for help pertaining to education taught within the program.

Payment plan options are also available.  Please click “view payment options” button at top of page.

To secure a spot in an upcoming class, please click the button at the top of this page that says “register now”, and select your payment method.

Be sure to send us an email specifying the course dates you are interested in, along with your full name and phone number so we can schedule you into our class booking system!

This is something we would love to do if the opportunity arose!  If you are a salon or a distributor and want to hire one of us to teach a course, please email us at info@halonailacademy.com

If there's anything we've missed, please email us at info@halonailacademy.com and we would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.