Nailcare Academy’s mission is providing advanced training to licensed nail professionals in order to increase client and technician safety while fostering a more prestigious and profitable career track. Our courses are offered online in a format that is affordable and easily accessible.

For beauty schools and technical colleges who wish to offer advanced training programs to their students we are able to create customized curriculum. Offered either on-site or online, our school courses can enhance the learning experience as well as better prepare students for  successful entry into the industry.

Our programs are written by industry leaders with hands-on experience in many fields, including nail care, salon management, skin care, and many other specialties.


NAC -- IMG_0293Janet McCormick

NT 1980, LE 1994, CIDESCO 2001,
BS, Vocational and Adult Education,
MS, Allied Health Management,
Author, over 400 articles,
Author, Manicuring for Salons and Spas,
Author Manicure and Pedicure Chapters,
Milady Standard Nail Technology (current edition)
Experienced Salon Owner, Spa Director, Educator,
Author/Co-Founder Nailcare Academy, LLC,
Author/Co-Founder Salon Gurus, LLC,
Trainer/Consultant/Mentor to many

NAC -- IMG_0051-3  - CrKaren Hodges

NT 1998, LE 2002, ANT,
BS, Bus Admin,
MBA Finance (pending),
Freelance Writer industry publications since 2001,
Contributing Editor, Milady Standard Nail Technology,
Salon Owner, Nail Competitor and Judge,
International Educator,
Author/Co-Founder Nailcare Academy, LLC,
Author/Co-Founder Salon Gurus, LLC,
Website Designer and Administrator,
Trainer/Consultant/Trusty Sidekick


pic_dr_frankSteven Frank, DPM, FACFAS

Advisory Board Member

BS: Pre-Med, Penn State 1992
DPM: Penn College of Podiatric Medicine 1996
Surgical Residency Germantown Hospital 1996-1998
ABPS Surgical Board Certification 2004
The Foot and Ankle Center, St. Louis, MO 1998-2007
Feet for Life, Chesterfield Valley, MO 2007-2008
Private Practice, St. Louis, 2008 – Present
Specializing in sports medicine/injuries, corrective
surgery of deformities, diabetic foot/wound care,
pediatric foot ailments and revisional surgery.

dr-anna-marieAnna Marie Chwastiak, DPM

Advisory Board Member

DPM: Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia
Residencies: Long Beach Memorial Hospital, in Long Beach
Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA,
Surgical Exchange Program: Institute of Orthopedics Galeazzi
in Milan, Italy, and the Institute of Orthopedics Rizzoli, in Bologna, Italy
Practice, Spa Marbella at Mission Inn Resort and Club,
Howie-in-the-Hills, FL
Health specialist for the Weather Channel’s nationally
syndicated TV series, Your Life Redefined


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NASN – National Aesthetic Spa Network

Networking and education for the salon and spa industry

Associated Nail Professionals

Membership benefits include webinars, free website and insurance designed for Nail Techs –  Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Membership benefits designed for Estheticians and dual-licensed Nail Techs (Originators of the ANP program, above.) Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee:  use Vendor Code 1105166

ProFiles BackStage Pass

Amazing skills training…and “Bling Boxes”

Erica’s ATA

Electric files, evacuation systems and bits