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. 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:
- 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.
(3) Cosmetologist Careers, www.CosmetologistCareers.yolasite.com.