About Us

Nail technology classes offered through out the year, check the course schedule page to see what fits your schedule best. Contact Jennifer Baker for details. Payment options are available. 


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” – Malcom X


Meet Jennifer Baker

Jennifer began her career in 1989 at Xenon International School of Hair Design in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2015, she earned her Nebraska Nail technology Instructor license at College of Nails, also in Omaha, NE. Jennifer has worked for OPI and Gelish during her career as a team educator, and currently works as a nail technician and cosmetologist at Beyond Envy Salon. In 2017 Jennifer opened Nebraska Nail Institute to fulfill her dream of teaching by certifying students to begin their career in the nail industry.

Areas of Study

Located in North Platte, NE. In a state-of-the-art facility, student theory is taught with the latest edition of nail technology from Milady course learning books. (8th edition) Students will develop their physical skills in a hands-on learning environment with aide from the instructor and school clientele. All required areas of learning are taught plus additional techniques to ensure the student is salon ready upon completion of the program. In our modern school setting students will also view educational videos and webinars from leading nail companies in the industry. Tuition cost includes student books and master nail kit. Contact Jennifer Baker for tuition details and payment plans. View the course schedule for upcoming class dates and school class times. Requirements for enrollment include birth certificate, high school diploma/GED and proof of US citizenship (if born outside US, via green card/passport/DACA). Nebraska Nail Institute is licensed with NE HHS and Department of Education.

Students will learn all scopes of practice in nail technology during their training at Nebraska Nail Institute. Course studies with Milady’s standard Nail Technology, (7th edition) includes manicures, pedicures, acrylic application/maintenance.. hard-gels and fiberglass applications/maintenance, Gel-polish application/art procedures, sculptured French acrylic nails, E-file techniques for all skills, tip application, and art design. Added to this program are Dip nails and Polygel enhancements. The possibilities and learning experiences are endless at Nebraska Nail Institute, with TV and internet access, this allows us to stream live webinars from major nail companies and YouTube videos ONLY from professional nail companies such as Young Nails, and leading nail professionals in this industry. Students will learn the physical application, but also the theory studies such as nail structure, nail diseases and disorders, chemistry, product chemistry, anatomy, basic electricity, salon business and more.

We want you to have a thorough understanding of how and why your products work pertaining to nail technology. Safety, sanitation and disinfection laws play a very important part in your daily procedures and expected to be practiced 100% at all times. No exceptions. Each student will receive a master nail kit containing all products and implements required to perfect your skill with Milady text books to study nail technology. (These are yours to keep upon completion of the program.)

Each student is issued a nail table with a lock key to store your supplies. Nebraska Nail Institute also supplies each table with essentials, LED nail light, and a professional E-file. (These items will remain at NNI)

With 300 hours required for certificate, students will complete program in 3-4 months with confidence and skill to provide salon nails services to clients.