We Know Nails

Whether your dreams are to become a hair stylist, nail tech, instructor, make-up artist, platform artist, or you dream of owning your own salon one day, Faust Institute of Cosmetology can help make it happen! Faust Institute will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to begin building your dream, one step at a time.

Express yourself through a career from the Faust Institute of Cosmetology – where fashion, creativity, education and fun equals success.




Course Hours

Full Time 400


If you’re looking for a specialized career that is exciting, highly creative and in demand, then consider Nail Technology at the Faust Institute. As a Nail Tech, you will become part of the booming manicuring, pedicuring and artificial nail industry that has an estimated combined sales of more than three billion dollars a year.

The foundation of our Nail Technology course is composed of “hands-on” classes consisting of manicuring, pedicuring, artificial nails, nail art and waxing. In addition, business topics such as marketing, retailing, salesmanship and people skills will help prepare you for the best career opportunities.

Today’s fashion conscious client regards professional nail care services as increasingly important. Because of this, a career in Nail Technology holds great opportunities.


Equipment, textbooks, and supplies furnished by the school for use by each enrolled student are included in the list below. These become the property of the student. The student will be responsible for replacing lost or damaged equipment and materials.



Upon successful completion of 400 hours (12 weeks), all academic requirements met and financial obligations satisfied or satisfactory payment arrangements made, the student will be issued a diploma. Upon successfully passing the State Board Exam at a designated testing center, receiving a diploma, and applying/paying for state licensure; the student is awarded a Nail Technology License in the State of Iowa.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate? 

The job placement rate for students who completed this program is 100%.


On-campus room & board: Not Offered

Tuition & Fees


Books & Supplies


*The amounts shown above include tuition, fees, kit, and books for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Do to the short duration of this nail technology course, government grant and loan programs are not available.  Private payment can be arranged prior to the starting date.

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