Monaco Nail Academy is a training centre founded by award-winning Nail Artist Penny Lazic. Providing training for new and existing Nail Technicians, Monaco aims to instil confidence and increase passion for a new generation of artists throughout New Zealand.
We are New Zealand's most dedicated team of educators, ready to take your career to the next level and push you further than you ever dared to dream.
Once you qualify, you are family for life. We have an open door policy that ensures success.
Time, financial, or creative, it’s yours for the taking.
Your qualification has our name on it, and we don’t take that lightly.
It was an amazing experience! 7 weeks of training, 7 weeks of fun and creativity. Thanks to the team of Monaco... The first three words that come to mind - practice, support and fun. Lots of fun ... Everything is very well organised, we had everything that we needed, high-quality products, strict rules that allow you to feel confident in the end, and personal attention.
- Olga King
I thought it was absolutely amazing!!! I liked the introductions, it made me feel less shy and also how the nail art was broken down, made it super easy and enjoyable. The day went by way too fast! I found it incredibly easy to learn. I really don't know what to say to improve, it was the most amazing workshop type day I've ever been to!
- Alicia Prestney
This course has been amazing and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Help is always at hand and no question is too big or small. One of the things I really like is at the end of each day we are asked what we liked and didn't like and what could have been better. This shows to me that they are constantly wanting to better the experience for us and future students that walk through the doors. I can honestly say that for anyone looking into entering the Nail industry that Monaco is the place to be.
- Amanda Moore
All the staff (Penny, Jasmine, Alicia and Rachel) are so supportive and such a delight. My colleagues in training are wonderful, helpful and are doing awesome work. I really love every minute of this course and get more and more excited about it every day. Thank you lovely ladies!
- Sandy Bakker
I loved doing the novice course at Monaco. My Educators taught me so much using the Artistic products. Their attention to detail has given me the skills to become a confident nail technician who is proud of my work." - Tegan went on to open her own salon in Hamilton.
- Tegan, The Nail & Beauty Studio
I absolutely loved the learning experience provided by Penny and the team at Monaco. A brilliant learning environment and 100% percent confidence I was learning from the best. Penny is so inclusive and goes above and beyond to ensure you get the best out of your education." - Emma now provides mobile nail services through her business FIXY while being Mum to her adorable little boy.
Monaco is dedicated to being New Zealand's premier training academy for Nail Professionals. We offer many different courses at various skill levels and share our enthusiasm, passion and experience with like-minded creative individuals.