Nail Technology Schools in Connecticut

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65 Whiting Street
Plainville, CT 6062

(860) 571-0330
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

632 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 6109

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

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Belle Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

27A South Commons Road
Waterbury, CT 6704

Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology - Branford – Accredited

251 West Main Street
Branford, CT 6405

Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology - Bridgeport – Accredited

1450 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6610

Gorgeous by Glam

938 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 6607

Paul Mitchell The School North Haven – Accredited

97 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 6473
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Manicurist in Connecticut

Connecticut Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • The average salary for manicurists in Connecticut is $24,760 ($11.90/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.

If you spend your free time mastering detailed nail art designs, finding new ways to use crazy nail polish colors, and making your friends' nails look gorgeous, why not use that time to start a career in nail technology?

Connecticut has a bustling beauty industry with chain salons, privately owned nail salons, and high-end spas.

State License Requirements

Although most states do require licensing for nail technicians, Connecticut does not have any licensing laws or statutes regarding manicurists and pedicurists. However, education is still an essential part of starting a career in this industry. Completing a thorough training program demonstrates your dedication to this field and makes it easy for potential employers to assess your skills. Many CT nail tech schools focus on the skills needed to meet clients' expectations while exploring the topics that are commonly tested in other states.

Education Details

It's important to get plenty of hands-on training before you begin working as a nail technician. Salons like to hire those with professional experience, which includes training that covers proper use of chemicals, client safety, and important procedures. Program lengths vary between schools, but some of the commonly taught topics are listed below.

Training Topics at CT Nail Schools

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial nail upkeep and application
  • Nail trimming and shaping
  • Nail art
  • Nail tools and products
  • Polish application
  • Nail technology
  • Hand and foot massage

License Renewal

Fortunately, for people who are passionate about nail technician work do not have to go through a formal license renewal process in Connecticut. This means that you can follow your heart when it comes to choosing the right nail technician program. However, you should also make sure that any program you choose aligns with your goals, and has advisors who are proactive about helping you succeed in the workforce once you complete their program.

Connecticut Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Connecticut

When you're ready to make a name for yourself as a manicurist, there are several ways you can get started. Nail salons are commonly located in shopping malls, strip malls, and large full-service hair salons. As a new technician, you may gain experience and start to build a client base. From there, you can fill up your schedule, start to focus on the procedures and techniques that interest you most, and build your reputation. Demand for nail professionals is growing in Connecticut, so this is the time to start exploring your career options. By the year 2026, job openings for manicurists may swell 12% in Connecticut (O*Net, 2020). The average salary for a Connecticut nail technician is $24,760 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Nail technologists exclusively groom fingernails and toenails. Nail technician school programs will cover:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial nail upkeep and application
  • Nail trimming and shaping
  • Nail art
  • Polish application
  • Nail technology
  • Hand and foot massage

Contact the Connecticut State Board of Nail Technology

Department of Public Health
Nail Technology

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