Our Training Programs

* Gel Nail Technician

* Acrylic Nail Technician

* Manicure Pedicure Technician

A Nail Above the Rest is a team of industry professionals that provide the highest quality education, business consulting and support to ensure a long-lasting relationship with our new and existing students! 

We believe that education is the foundation of your success and growth. Our team of top professionals will ensure you develop and obtain the training, skills and certification needed in today’s evolving market. Our expertise, passion and drive is what sets us apart as the go to resource for education at all levels with continued support. Whether you are starting out or an industry veteran; A Nail Above the Rest will help you take your career and business to the next level.

Why Us

  • One of the Top Recognized Training Facility in Alberta
  • Experienced Educators Who Will Show You How To Master Your Skills
  • Programs Held In Central Alberta / Northern Alberta
  • To Ensure a Positive Leaning Experience, We Limit Class Size To 4 Students
  • Professional Products and Equipment
  • Certificates Recognized Across Canada
  • Official Government Tax Receipt

In Alberta, there is no licensing or regulated certification in this field. As such, you must rely on the experience and reputation of the facility you choose to train with.  A Nail Above The Rest has been training since 1982.

Wouldn't you like a career you can succeed in as well as enjoy any place in the world, anytime of your life?

What our Students Have to Say...

When I decided I wanted to pursue a career as a gel nail technician, I asked my nail tech for advice. Being a tech who uses the Amore product and having the Amore courses as well, she pointed me in the direction of A Nail Above The Rest. I went home and immediately looked them up online. I was interested but thought that maybe I wanted a course that was quicker. After looking around at other places and seeing ads claiming "$500 One day course, have your certificate by the end of the day" I realized that in the end you get what you pay for. I signed up with ANAR and didn't look back. I was so happy with the course and how I learned with practice over the 4 months. I loved how Corrine was always available to answer questions about techniques and product. She was a very busy lady but always took the time to answer a text or an email. And she still is! And Becky is so great for that as well and is always so helpful. I love the Amore product as do my clients. It's been almost 4 years since I started my course. I also did 2 art courses and a workshop with ANAR. I love that I'm able to work from home as I've always been a stay at home mom. It gives me the flexibility to work around my family. Nails have turned into such a passion of mine and I'm so happy that it all started with A Nail Above The Rest - Colleen Allaby of CK Nails