Where GEMs shine and your love for nails turns into a nail salon empire.
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Experience nailing your business.
Offering one-stop and comprehensive programs, we’re here to help you maximize your two gorgeous hands: one for nail mastery, the other for building your nail salon empire.
After all, you’re not just a nail tech hopeful.
You’re a nailpreneur. A six-figure nail expert slash salon owner.
Our featured courses
No more tiptoeing to success. Time to get licensed and get professionally-polished training in 4 weeks, minus the stress.
Take it easy, sharpen the edges, and get in the flow with our 13-week evening-only training, shaped for part-timers.
Handhold the best of both worlds—from basic to advanced manicuring. Packed with 8 full weeks of training, the Combo Class screams “It’s time to own your nail salon CEO dreams.”
No matter your race, gender, or ethnicity, we strive to be more than just an academy.
Experience boundary-breaking community and educational excellence.
We blend high-level training, high-performing instructors, high-quality products, and a high-vibe community ALL to give your nail care career its much-deserved, high-caliber makeover.
Take it from our GEMs whose lives turned 180°
“GimmeAHand Academy is a five-star nail school with a top-tier education and hands-on training.
I definitely enjoyed attending this school. I received one on one attention with feedback and was given the necessary tools, both physical and mental, to be able to go to state boards with the confidence to pass!
Ms. Bender is an exceptional, professional instructor who genuinely cares about her students and has a true passion for nails. Not to mention, she is the first successful nails only nail school in the state of Ohio AND it is a black-owned business! I love that she is willing to go above and beyond even AFTER completing her course, to help ensure that you pass state boards. IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!!!!”
– Zoe Hinson
All I can say best nail school hands down! The whole flash class was the best thing I’ve done. MsL , MsD, MsNik made the learning environment so easy. I highly recommend this school if you really wanna obtain your License to be a nail tech. I’ve learned so much in the little time while I was there. Thank you so much!
– Carmela Llewellyn
“There are literally no words that could adequately describe my experience here. What I have learned is nothing compared to how much I have grown as a black woman.
To be around women who uplift, encourage, and teach from a place of realness and love.
I have always said you have to love what you do to teach, to deal with so many personalities. Ms. Lachelle thank you so much for keeping me from quitting.
– Kimiesha Porter
“I had a great experience at GimmeAHand. The teachers are all excellent and very knowledgeable.
I would recommend this academy to anyone who is serious about entering the nail business.”
– Tony Lombardo
“Ms. L is the truth y’all. She gives you nothing but the blueprint for passing the state board and she makes it fun. She is amazing inside that classroom. And she’s so confident in all of her students…
Don’t waste your money going elsewhere. She drops all the GEMS.”
– Ella Shearer
Our proven track record has raised the bar and has become THE blueprint in the nail care industry. Flash classes. Unrivaled courses. Best-kept secrets. We understood the assignment.
Having stood loud and proud in 3 different locations, we’ve grown into an academy that feels more like a home than an academy, an encompassing community that’s so in touch with its local community, and a culture of creating diamonds amid the pressure —including you.
This is what makes us different.
This is what makes YOU different.
Passing rate in the 2021 state board practical exam
Of producing phenomenal licensed manicurists and nail techs
Nails Only School
Experience the GEM legacy.
Your nailpreneur era is coming and we’re here to give you a hand.
Guidance that hugs, helps, and hits different.
Encouragement that’s backed by experience.
Motivation that turns first-time takers into passers. Full stop. One and done.