Nail Technician Training
All States require Nail Technicians and other personal appearance workers to be licensed. Nail Technician training generally requires a person must have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 16 years old, and have graduated from a State-licensed school.
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.
In addition to the technical aspects of performing manicures and pedicures, Nail Technician classes may include:
- nail anatomy
- artificial nail applications
- nail art
- OSHA compliance
- potential nail procedure health risks
Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Manicurists and Pedicurists,
(2) Image Credit: Image licensed from Fotolia LLC.