The atmosphere at Monaco Nail Academy is one of warmth and welcome. Build relationships that will support and encourage your career. Make friends that will last a lifetime. All the while, work with Educators who understand the leap you’ve made and who will provide the most in-depth education available to Nail Professionals in New Zealand.



Don't take our word for it – see what our Graduates have to say.

"In the months I have been involved with Monaco I have had communication galore, support, rewards, Facebook friends, online chats etc... Monaco feels like a family of like minded, lovely girls. I am SO happy I found you! On top of that I have discovered a product that is undoubtedly better. So thank you so much, you guys are the bomb diggity."

Britt Bourgoise

"Learning with Monaco has been fantastic. I'm a shy person and these guys have helped me overcome that even though they may not realise it. I had an amazing educator who to this day is still teaching me new things along with all the others. Monaco rocks it's not just a place to learn as you also become apart of their family! And that is worth it's weight in gold"

Chrissy Iszard

"Just finishing up my study with Monaco and I have absolutely loved it! The enthusiasm and experience really shows through the whole team! Not to mention all the support that I have received. Thank you guys, I wouldn't go anywhere else! "

Toni Clinton

"The girls are so informative and make everyone feel so welcome no matter where you're from. Being professional is extremely important to them and I love that they still give advice even after the studying's over."

Tahseen Paleker

"Thank you Penny and Moana for another amazing block course. I am tired but inspired! Was an amazing weekend again. Always fun, informative, scary, incredible and deeply satisfying. Just when I think I can't, you show me that I can. You're both wonderful teachers and I'm always blown away by your patience, talent and high standards. So many cool techniques to practice and so much more to look forward to. Thank you so much for such an awesome course. One very tired but very happy novice!!!!! Until next time :)"

Tania Ray

"Thank you Team Monaco! I've done something I didn't think I could. I'm so hard on myself and it's my biggest down fall! I'm excited to do all the extra classes and see what doors open! Moana, thank you for all your hard work and not giving up on any of us! Your next class will be truly lucky to have such a caring teacher!"

Chrissy Iszard

"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 have just finished 2 days training with Penny Lazic, Gemma Lundie & Natalie Shrimpton and came home this evening to finish off my nails that had a mixture of French and Natural extensions done in Rock Hard Gel and Acrylic and could not get over the improvement of my acrylic and the Perfecting Gel Polish course has certainly helped me perfect my gel polish application. Thank you so much ladies. Your trip to Chch was definitely appreciated and I am stoked with the things I have learnt this weekend. Can't wait for my clients to arrive tomorrow to be WOWED as well. "

Adelle Brown

"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

"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

"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

"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."


"Just wanted to say 'Thank You', I know I have a long way to go with my training and learning. I was really worried about starting up - it takes a lot to break out of my safe zone and I'm really a quiet person until you get to know me. This course has encouraged me to put myself out there and in doing so I'm meeting some amazing people. My confidence in myself personally has grown hugely and I can't thank you enough. Monaco was the best choice for me and I'm excited to carry on my journey with you. You're amazing."

Chrissy Iszard

"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

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