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.

"Of course I recommend - it's the best course I have ever done. Well worth the money and distance. The tutors are all friendly and easy to follow. Always there to help."

Sharon Steele

"I would definitely recommend monaco to anyone wanting to get qualified. New or experienced. The class is a great environment and the tutors are amazing"

Jeannah MacDonald

"Highly recommend the Foundation course for anyone interested in becoming a nail tech. I have done a lot of training (in other subjects) and Monaco by far exceeded both my expectations and my dreams in providing a safe learning environment that both encourages you and gives you room to learn at your own pace."

Rochelle Lings

"So just rewatched the 5 step videos before they disappear tomorrow night and just want to say penny you make my life so much easier. I always go into these things with 101 questions but by the end of them I'm always like oh that makes so much sense. Penny you make me eager to learn more and more and can not wait for the day I'm able to sit in your classroom. Thank you for making training more accessible to those of us that can not yet make it to Auckland "

Erica Craig

"Absolutely amazing, I am learning so much! Would definitely recommend xx"

Kirstyn Lianne

"I’ve done a couple of the tech booster courses truly amazing"

Paula Butterworth

"I have been thoroughly enjoying the videos. The first one was definitely the best so far, and a complete eye opener for me! I learnt more in that half hour video on ratios than my tutor has EVER taught me, considerably more actually. Acrylics have always been a dreadful experience for me, and I couldn't understand why as I was doing EXACTLY what I had been taught. This video has made all the difference for me, and now I am able to confidently manipulate the acrylic as it is now in the correct ratios! Thank you so much Penny "

‎Nerissa Leah Higgins‎

"Absolutely love Monaco Nail Academy! I have just become qualified today, and I honestly don’t think I could have made it without their support and their awesome class/training structure. I once got told to not bother with proper training as everything you need you can find online - and boy were they wrong! I’m glad I listened to my gut, cos there was so much more I learnt that I wouldn’t have been able to ‘self-teach’, nor would I have even thought to learn it! The teachers are amazing, the class structures are amazing, the products are amazing, I can’t fault one thing about Monaco Nail Academy, except that they are located too far away from me! Haha I may be a qualified nail technician, but I will definitely be back as much as possible to upskill and to be back in this amazing environment! Thanks so much to Penny and her staff for making such a wicked academy and giving me the opportunity to take the right steps into my dream job! "

Lisa Cummings

"Hi Penny, That's amazing, thank you, and may I just say how utterly impressed I am with the level of highly proficient and professional communication and curriculum. I am thoroughly impressed and pleased to have chosen such a detailed driven facility to undertake my training with. Thank you for all the support."

TJ via Email

"Thank you for the training. I had [an amazing] time and great experience. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who want[s] to be a Nail Technician."

Kannika Sarima

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Monaco. I would highly recommend Monaco. I have had such an awesome experience training with them. The educators are so supportive and everyone has been so friendly. Love them!!"

Sharon Cage

"So that it, I am now a fully qualified nail technician thanks to Monaco. The level of teaching and knowledge shown by the educators is second to none. The Foundation Course covers everything and more that you will need to become a well skilled Nail Tech. When you sign-up with Monaco you are gaining more than just a qualification, you have ongoing support, access to amazing products and a chance to meet some fantastic people. I have loved my Monaco journey so far and I'm sure it's not over yet (there are at least 3 advanced classes I'm eyeing up). I spent about 6 months trying to find a nail course that would fit around life commitments and Monaco's flexible approach was perfect for me. By far the best value for money for a qualification. Thanks x"

Louise Wareham

"Have just completed my first week at Monaco and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I have wanted to study here for so long and now that I'm finally here it has exceeded my expectations! Would highly recommend Monaco to anyone who has been wanting to come here"

Adrienne Drollett

"Monaco makes it simple and easy for busy people like myself to learn and enhance your creative side and passion within the beauty realm. Staff is always just a click away when you are unsure of anything. One thing I've hated about school is staying in a theory class all day everyday. But here you can do your paperwork at home. Then put those knowledge into practice in the classroom. Very helpful tutors and always willing to help. I have not finished yet but I can't wait to learn more. So glad I made the decision to sign up with Monaco."

E-Sina Vea

"So much to say, I don't know where to begin.. LOVED studying with Monaco! The entire team is enthusiastic, supportive, happy and fun! Always willing to help / troubleshoot - no question is too big or too small for these ladies. Can't wait to do the up skill classes with Monaco :D"

Annalise Oxley

"I completed the IBX training in Tauranga on Monday night. The course was awesome! Loved the chemistry lesson Penny spoke in a way that was down to earth relaxed and totally understandable. I'm looking forward to doing a few more classes especially a chemistry class"

Steph Lines

"I really enjoyed this course and I'd have to say enrolling at Monaco Nail Academy is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. The training was very in depth and more than what I expected. All of the educators were very professional, lovely, accommodating, supportive and great teachers who taught me heaps of informative things that will be handy for when I go out on my own. If it wasn't for this course, I wouldn't have landed an amazing job opportunity in the nail industry! So, thank you so much Monaco Nail Academy!"

Abby Tamase

"A HUGE thanks to Penny and Toni for the awesome Perfect Dip class last night, I got all I was hoping for plus some, you ladies are amazing educators with a wealth of knowledge others simply don't have. You rock it"

Vana Bowyer

"I am a "researcher" by nature, i evaluate EVERYTHING i am going to spend money on and weigh up the pros and cons before purchasing. Having completed two, 4 day modules with Monaco now, I can confidently say that they do genuinely give a damn about the quality of their education. They care about your feedback and work to improve as a result. I have been converted from a skeptic to a supporter and that's no easy feat ;)"

Catherine Dearlove

"Fantastic!! Penny and her team are amazing! So patient, great critique, approachable, and make everything fun and interesting. So thorough -and they are so passionate about nails. Totally recommend-have walked out feeling confident and inspired. Can't wait to do more courses with them!"

Angela London

"Thank you Monaco! Today (after 9 months training) I am a Monaco Graduate. I am so appreciative of your approach to Nail Tech Training. It was really important to me that I learned how to be a safe, responsible and informed Technician, providing nail 'care' alongside nail 'enhancement'. I am proud to tell clients I am Monaco Trained and confident that I am providing a quality service. The skill and enthusiasm of Monaco Educators is motivating, comforting and inspirational. I was a 'mature' student following & indulging a passion & new start, as a career I have loved, came to a close. Being a learner again has been such a blast and a really valuable insight into who I am and what is next for me. Thank you."

Trish Alston-Fairgray

"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

"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."


"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

"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

"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

"I have just finished 2 days training 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

"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 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

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