Nail Technician Training
After graduating from a State approved Nail Technician training program, students take a State licensing examination. Most States require separate licensing examinations for Nail Technicians. Nail Technician programs are offered by Nail Technician schools, cosmetology schools, post secondary vocational schools, community colleges and technical schools.
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Nail Technician certificate programs are offered. These typically range from 12 to 25 credits and can be completed in under a year. A certificate is not required but can enhance skill level and marketability. A certificate in nail technology shows that the student is trained in application, maintenance and designing of nails, as well as proper manicure and pedicure procedures and hygiene. Training usually consists of both classroom and laboratory experiences.
An associate degree in cosmetology covers an expanded set of skills beyond a certificate program in nail technology. These include instruction in hair, make-up, skin care, business management and customer service, as well as nail technology. For more detailed information on cosmetology please see Cosmetologist Careers at CosmetologistCareers.yolasite.com.
In addition to the technical aspects of performing manicures and pedicures, Nail Technician classes may include: