Welcome to halo online!

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

We offer a large selection of nail courses, both in-person, and online!  Whether you are a nail lover that has always dreamed of becoming a nail tech but has zero experience, 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! 

Xo, Keesha Carpenter

Taught with


Our Halo Nail Certification 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 Nail Academy!

 They are solely for professional use, and have a huge selection of products which offer an assortment of hard builder gels as well as soak-off builders in a bottle. They also carry a massive selection of gel polishes, highly pigmented colour gels, and advanced technology art gels for crisp refined line work and art!  We love this company, and we know you will too! 

Why Earn your Nail Certification Online?

The ability to learn completely at your own pace and on your own schedule!

The ability to learn completely at your own pace and on your own schedule!

That's right. You define your ideal schedule for learning your new career.

A more comfortable and relaxed learning environment.

A more comfortable and relaxed learning environment.

Who wouldn't want to train for their new career in their PJ's?

A budget friendly option to start a rewarding career as a Certified Nail Technician

A budget friendly option to start a rewarding career as a Certified Nail Technician

Upgrade your career without spending a fortune.

Perfect for moms or anyone unable to make time to go to school!

Perfect for moms or anyone unable to make time to go to school!

It's tough to find time for yourself, let alone school. We got you.

Unsure if online learning is for you?

Rest assured, our courses are very well constructed, including a ton of high quality videos filmed by both educators at multiple angles, as well as a mixture of readings, infographics, and/or reflective assignments to help you track your progress!

We have even built an entire FREE COURSE so that you can see what it’s like to take an online course from us at ZERO COST!  We want you to get to know us and our teaching styles so that you can decide if online learning is right for you!




If there's anything we've missed email us at halo.onlineacademy@gmail.com and we would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

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

Our Online Certification program does expire, however, you will have one year to complete the course.  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 and is subject to change at any time. 

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


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. We have a 24 hour grace period to receive a refund of your tuition less a processing fee of 18%  should you sign up and change your mind. This is under the pretence that you have not already moved through any of the curriculum. 

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.

We wanted to make our courses affordable for everyone, so our payment plan means your tuition will be split into either 4 or 6 equal monthly payments of the total course cost.  Your first payment will come out immediately, and the next payments will come out on the same day of the month as your initial transaction. 

Unfortunately, we cannot payment plan the student kits.  They will need to be paid for in full!

The course itself is $2222, the kit from Ugly Duckling is heavily discounted at $400 for our Halo students (regular $800), and the rest of the products are available for purchase through links provided once you are enrolled and total about $350-400.

So the total amount is approximately $2972 for the course and all the kit items!

There are payment plans available for the $2222 tuition.  The 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!

Invest in Yourself

You are so worth it! Join this amazing industry and learn how to turn your passions into profit!  All from the comforts of your own home!