Alberta is one of the provinces in Canada that does not require licensing for beauty professionals – meaning our province is unregulated when it comes to Nail Technician accreditation, and has many one-day nail programs that do not qualify you as a professional at beauty suppliers, and to be recognized as a business.

DK Beauty offers a comprehensive program with standards equivalent to other provinces licensing requirements – meaning a DK Beauty/Akzentz Nail Technician certification can be recognized throughout all of Canada and at professional beauty suppliers*. In provinces with licensing requirements, our program can be applied towards these requirements, and with a provincial written exam a license for that specific province can be issued. We work closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to meet and exceed current standards of health regulations in our programs, and even host AHS salon & spa safety events for salon/spa professionals as well as health inspectors.


Q: Whats the difference between a license, a diploma and a certification?

A: a diploma or certification is a term used interchangeably – both meaning the same thing and not being an indication of the level of training received. Licenses are issues through provincial governments where they are required (there is no beauty or nail licenses in Alberta, only Barber & Hair Licenses – anyone claiming to issue Nail Licenses in the province of Alberta is providing misinformation.)

Q: Whats the difference between your program and the big colleges?

A: We are a private education facility – we are not publicly funded. This means we set our own curriculum, and based on the needs of our students, we have developed our program to 4 comprehensive full days in class, spread out over a few weeks, with the balance of your practical work and homework assignments completed on your own time, at your own pace. This reduces the cost of the program.