SHAPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADING NAIL PROFESSIONALS
Vanity Projects Institute—
a hybrid online education platform.
Vanity Projects, the premier nail industry leader working with the most creative nail artists, has launched Vanity Projects Institute in June 2021.
Our hybrid online nail education curriculum offers both Beginner's and Intermediate Level courses that provide vital tools for both professionals and hobbyists.
BECOME A SUPER TALENT
The Vanity Projects Institute vision is to elevate nail education and develop highly skilled professional nail artists.
Our rigorous curriculum comprises both technical and artistic training to form a foundation we believe is vital for a successful career in the nail industry.
A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER
As we navigate this new landscape our mission is clear; now is the time for innovation and reinvention.
More than ever, investing in self-improvement to develop new skills will make a significant impact in your future earnings. We are invested in this process 100%.
Each level requires 7 days to complete; the students will obtain the VPI diploma upon completion.
We offer two hybrid online courses based on the level of students’ nail art skills: Beginner’s Level and Intermediate Level.
Our program uses the professional online educational platform Canvas for the best hybrid learning experience. Both courses contain 5 pre-recorded class videos and a live Q&A session with the instructor. Students will have assignments throughout the course, and a final test. Each level requires 7 days to complete; the students will obtain the VPI diploma upon completion.
REGISTRATION IS EASY
ADD COURSE TO CART
FILL OUT APPLICATION
CHECKOUT & PAY
RECEIVE CONFIRMATION EMAIL
7-DAY COURSE CONTENT (14 DAY ACCESS!) INCLUDING A LIVE SESSION WITH THE INSTRUCTOR
RECEIVE VPI DIPLOMA
Simply add the course to your cart, fill out the application form (Intermediate students need to upload a portfolio and/or Instagram handle), then checkout and pay. You will receive a confirmation email with access to the course and purchase link for the kits once the payment goes through.
Meet your instructor
Both courses are instructed by our Artistic Director Kanae Yagi, Japanese Nail Association (JNA) certified educator and master nail artist. With over ten years experience, Yagi is one of the leading international celebrity nail artists working in the United States. Her curriculum is based on a Japanese methodology that provides the tools and knowledge focused on quality nail preparation and technical design execution.
Committed to providing opportunities for the nail technician community at large, VPI will offer four scholarships
yearly for BIPOC nail artists. A full tuition scholarship will be awarded to one Beginner Level and one Intermediate Level student during the Spring and Fall seasons, affording four nail technicians each year the means to experience VPI’s career-catapulting curriculum.
In addition to sponsoring one Beginner and one Intermediate Level student for the upcoming Fall season, VPI has partnered with Nail Labo to generously give one full kit to each lucky student valued at $1000. Applications for the VPI scholarship are open for the Fall season starting October 1st, and announcements will be made in November 2021.
Vanity Projects is a luxury nail salon concept that merges a Japanese style nail art atelier with video art programming. Established in 2010, with locations in both New York and Miami, we specialize in innovative gel manicures from the most sought-after nail artists. Vanity Projects was founded on the premise of elevating the nail salon context within a dialogue rooted in culture and a passion for art. Inspired by leading international nail artists, Vanity Projects has become synonymous with quality and talent.
Vanity Projects Institute was conceived and developed by Vanity Projects founder, Rita Pinto. The same principles of merging top-tier talent with fine art sensibilities are core to our vision.
Inspired by the Vanity Projects Artist-in-Residency program, which features leading international celebrity nail artists, in both their New York and Miami locations, Pinto saw a meaningful impact on her resident artists within this incubator like environment. This critical exchange of ideas and techniques has in turn developed some of the top nail artists working in the industry today.