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

Angela London

Bonnie Hu

Janelle Tilley

Jessie Wright

Mariah Burn

“Loved this course so much! I think I’ve finished it but don’t want to click complete course yet… learnt so much amazing information off this course!”

Hannah Proctor

“So engaging, excellent content and wonderful community aspect. 10/10 from me!”

Leonie Stewart

“Amazing online learning, great techniques and awesome support! Absolutely recommend Monaco Nail Academy if you’re wanting to train to become a Nail Tech.”

Kerry Shilton

“Highly recommended! Monaco excites me as a student… communication is super quick with the tutors, they are approachable and happy to answer my millions of questions!”

Macayla Marsters-Clarke

“Kind and supportive learning environment with incredibly detailed modules! I’m so happy I chose to do my training here”

Kate Hambling

“I hands down recommend Monaco Nail Academy. The Mentors are absolutely amazing and so helpful”

Katt Chapman

“I absolute love how professional Monaco Nail Academy is. The support is amazing and I am always so impressed with how much knowledge I am provided”

Kelly Gillard

“The team are incredibly talented and are amazing Mentors and make the learning process so easy… it becomes more of a family and you never feel alone in your journey”

Sheenagh Symes

Pat Oyson-Matthan

Chey Withers

Destiny Whiri

Melissa Yeomans

Leonie Stewart

Caitlin Hoet

Christine Bowman

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What is Online Learning like?

After each section, you do a Chapter Revision. This is what one student wrote after the Traditional Polish section – 

What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Chapter?

Really pay attention to the instructions and the steps, don’t underestimate the module and think ‘oh this will be easy, everyone has painted there nails before, ill fly through this’ . The Monaco way is very detailed and focuses on a professional, high quality finish with a very high standard so don’t skimp out on all of the steps and do each one with care and attention and you will be rewarded with a stunning manicure ???? Also lots of practice, go along with the videos and with the step by step instructions and keep practicing.

I did my Beauty Therapy qualification in 2011 and we ‘briefly’ touched on Manicures and Pedicures, Ive been doing manicure and pedicure services for clients ever since and I though I knew what I was doing until I started the Monaco module…….turns out i knew nothing! The detail and care that is in the training and the virtual classrooms was actually quite mind blowing to me, I am so thrilled that I am upskilling – I wish I could go back to every client ive ever seen and re do there nails the way that Monaco has taught me as it would be a much higher standard!



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E-sina Vea

“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

Holly Rae

Rochelle Lings

“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

“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 Smith

Bianca Judge

“So that’s 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

“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

“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

Jas May

Penny Hostetler

“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

“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 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


Nerissa Leah Higgins

Beverley AJ

“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

“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

“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

Amy Altman

“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

Jess Stevenson

“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 Hewitson

“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

“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