I was completely blown away by the high level of education and professionalism offered here. Before I enrolled, I had visited the school to take a tour. And once I left I was more excited for classes than I could possibly have foreseen. And they weren’t good, THEY WERE AMAZING! With an awesome learning environment, and great teacher I was able to absorb all kinds of knowledge. So, thank you Ellen. It was truly an honor learning those skills.
The Ontario Nail Institute has a good rapport with the students in the classroom, creating an immediate connection and a sense of respect. The classroom was always a positive environment and very professional. I am a visual learner and the instruction was very qualified, very detailed, positive, and motivated. I was never talked down to if there were questions. I was never afraid to ask any questions. Instructors demonstrated sensitivity and respect within the class for each individual’s needs within the classroom. They were sincerely devoted to the success of all their students! I also feel very comfortable knowing my future clients can feel safe and assured that I am taking all necessary precautions to protect the safety of my clients and seriously following all Infection Prevention and Control Standards. Thank you, TONi, for your professional guidance in my courses, very much appreciated!
I met Ellen and her staff years ago and have attended quite a few of her classes and have enjoyed everyone of them. Always come away learning something new. And of course, I can’t get out without visiting the retail area. They have a nice selection of nail products which I have purchased along the way. Whenever I have called, they are very pleasant and always helpful on any questions I may have for them. Will be attending another class this month and not likely be the last. A great place to attend for classes.
My experience at The Ontario Nail Institute was very positive from the first phone call to request information and continued throughout my training and certification. As an RMT I’ve taken many courses and was very impressed with the organization of the course at TONi, the thorough nature of the content and attention to detail. The teachers were very patient and professional, combing years of experience with a passion for the industry. TONi has set a very high standard for training and support of nail technicians. They continue to explore new products and techniques that are coming to the for front in this industry and their graduates’ benefit from this dedication greatly.
I’ve taken a couple of courses at The Ontario Nail Institute, starting with the nail program. For the first time in my life, I absolutely LOVED going to school. I’ve tried numerous things in a rush to grow up and start a career with no luck. Now I’ve found something I genuinely love to do, and there is no way I would feel this way without having Ellen as my teacher. It was so refreshing to have an instructor who was so passionate about what she is teaching, and feeling like you are the only one in the classroom. Ellen really made an effort for one-on-one attention which benefited me so much, I’m sure the rest of my class feels the same way. I’ll never be able to thank you enough Ellen for helping me love what I do and get excited to go to work!!! I wouldn’t be where I am without you!
I have recently taken the Nail Enhancement course with Ellen. Ellen is a great teacher; she has a lot of patience with her students and passion for her career. She not only was able to answer any questions through the course duration, she is still a helpful hand with any questions that I have now. She has recommended many opportunities for me that have proven to be successful. I thank Ellen for being a great influence in my career choice. I would recommend anyone interested in Nail Enhancement young and old to see Ellen, you won’t be disappointed!
I got my diplomas here and I can tell that it is the best decision I’ve ever made. Their teaching is authentic and professional. Ellen and Kathy care about their students and if you are looking to become a student or to buy your products for your nail salon, you are in the right place for quality and fair pricing.
Ellen goes above and beyond with helping pick courses, registration and making sure her students are happy! Courses are straight forward and enjoyable. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get into the beauty industry. She also custom orders supplies and much more! Over all excellent experience! Thanks Ellen!
I was a student of Ellen’s years ago. I absolutely loved everything about the courses and Ellen. She was an amazing instructor with great leadership. It has been over 15 years and I’m still passionate about nails. I highly recommend The Ontario Nail Institute to anyone who wants the highest of quality in training.
Ellen was my instructor. I took her gel & acrylic nail, waxing, lashes and lift courses. I love that she is so helpful with any questions and concerns I may have. Herself and her staff provide great service when you are in need of supplies as well. Definitely check out her FB & IG accounts and when this Pandemic is over, head to her shop!
I’ve taken multiple classes at The Ontario Nail Institute and they have each been the perfect mix of theory and hands on. The class environment is welcoming with tons of opportunity to ask questions and get one on one advice and demos when needed. My nail game is stronger than ever…literally!
I have been using the Ontario Nail Institute for over 20 years and have always love the attention and detail that Ellen provides her clients. Her and her staff is very knowledgeable and professional. When it comes to classes Ellen is accommodating. I will continue to be a faithful client!
I have known Ellen for over 20 years. She has always been extremely helpful and goes out of her way to make me feel like a valued customer. I have several diplomas from attending classes at The Ontario Nail Institute taught by either Ellen or other very qualified instructors. I am a very busy nail tech and love using her “Gellen” hard gel line of products. She has a great selection of nail art supplies, brushes, gel colours. The list goes on and on. Definitely worth either popping into the show room or buying online!
The Ontario Nail Institute provides the best hands-on training. Ellen’s passion for the beauty industry gives her students and clients more than knowledge. We learn together as a business. As a new nail technician, a great mentor is needed to succeed; someone who understands that practice + special tips/tricks makes proper adhesion. Excited to attend more classes so I become the best I can be.
Excellent courses and hands-on training provided. The Ontario Nail Institute was very accommodating to fit my schedule. It was a fabulous experience!
I became a certified nail technician and natural nail care specialist through The Ontario Nail Institute 13 years ago. I still believe the training I received was second to none. Ellen and her team are leaders in the industry. I thoroughly appreciated being taught so much more than just how to apply polish.
I can’t say enough good things about Ellen! I recently took my first course with her; an e-File course which exceeded my expectations! Ellen is so professional yet fun, and is an incredible teacher. I will definitely be taking future courses with her. She also sells great products at even greater prices. Her Gellen product line is absolutely amazing!! My customer service experience was great, I have nothing but positive things to write!! I definitely recommend The Ontario Nail Institute!!
Definitely had a fun time with the ladies and got treated to the usual above and beyond treatment. Ellen has been absolutely amazing with communicating with me in a way that I understand what she is saying and demonstrated a great deal of patience with my unique and unseen disability. She has definitely made me feel welcome as a customer and a student. I know I’ll be going back for more training in the future. It was well worth the 3-hour drive. And will absolutely continue to order my products from her.
It all started when a friend of mine took an Eyelash Extension course at The Ontario Nail Institute. Took me a bit but I ended up trying out the lashes. LOVED them so much I took the course and from that point on I am now a Certified Nail Tech, Certified in Lash Lifts, Lash and Eyebrow Tinting, Nails (Manicures and Gel Nails), and Pedicures. I have really enjoyed my time here and meeting new people and would definitely recommend this School. Who knows I may end up back taking another course or two? Thank You Ellen and to your Team for making it all happen for me.
I was a stay-at-home mom of three. When my children started school, I began looking around to learn something new for myself. I noticed various women with beautiful nails and after talking to them about their nails and how much they loved getting them done, I thought this would be a good business to get into because the demand was high but the supply of good nail technicians that were well trained was low.
I soon discovered The Ontario Nail Institute and it’s second to none class instruction and hands-on expertise provided by Ellen Flood, the owner and highly experienced instructor. Ellen gave me the mentoring that I needed to learn the art of nail enhancements and in a short period of time I was able to see my education at TONi pay off, as I started to earn an income. Now 3 years later I am a successful nail technician who not only earns a modest income but loves the work she does!
Absolutely love this place! It has all the nail needs and products I’ve been looking for. I also took classes there. Ellen was an excellent teacher!
Ellen is a great teacher and nail technician! I would highly recommend going here to learn a new skill or to get a high-quality set of nails done. 5 stars all day!!!
Ellen runs an amazing school, salon and store. She has an awesome team of educators. Her customer service is amazing! Thanks Ellen for everything you do.
A great learning atmosphere!! Fun & professional ladies who make learning fun & easy. Great store for all your needs! Highly recommend!
If you are thinking of taking any class from The Ontario Nail Institute, don’t think, just do it! Amazing, fun learning atmosphere!