Nail Technology Schools in Georgia

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3393 Peachtree Road Northeast #1003B
Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 256-5228
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

900 Flat Shoals Road Southeast
Conyers, GA 30094

(770) 922-7653
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

7840 Roswell Road Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy

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Albany Beauty Academy – Accredited

2231 Dawson Road Suites I & J
Albany, GA 31707

Atlanta Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

6088 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340

Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology – Accredited

100 West Walnut Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720

Georgia Beauty School

4771 Britt Road
Norcross, GA 30093

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

1 Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161

Golden Razor Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

7209 Turner Lake Road
Covington, GA 30014

K-Beauty School

3751 Venture Drive Suite 240
Duluth, GA 30096

Lovett Beauty School – Accredited

5388 Jonesboro Road
Lake City, GA 30260

Lovett Beauty School

6057 Oakbrook Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093

Mary Negron School of Nails

1001 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901

Millennium Beauty Institute – Accredited

1300 Indian Trail Lilburn Road Suite 104
Norcross, GA 30093

NP Beauty Institute

192-B West Campground Road
McDonough, GA 30253

Premiere Beauty & Barber College

4193 Snapfinger Woods Drive
Decatur, GA 30035

Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails

4747 Hamilton Road Suite E
Columbus, GA 31904

S Nevaeh Beauty Academy

1214 North Columbia Avenue
Rincon, GA 31326

Savannah Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

405 Pennsylvania Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

Southern Crescent Technical College

501 Varsity Road
Griffin, GA 30223

Touched By An Angel Beauty School

2807 Georgia 138
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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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 Georgia

Georgia Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 525 education hours or 2,050 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 5 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Georgia is $28,690 ($13.79/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 16% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.

After a long day on your feet, nothing relaxes you quite like a good mani-pedi. As a nail technician, you have the opportunity to give your clients a place to chill out and get gorgeous

Whether you're applying artificial nails, creating nail art with foil transfers, or just softening someone's tough heels, you can use your cosmetology skills in Georgia.

State License Requirements

525 Education Hours OR 2,050 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Once you graduate from a Georgia nail school, you can sign up for your licensing exams through the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers. They award your license after you pass both exams and prove that you have met their training standards.

Education Details

How can you find a great nail technician program? To earn your license, you must attend a program that is approved by the state of Georgia. It must include at least 525 hours of training. Request information from multiple schools and get more information on their schedules, training hour requirements, and client work opportunities. This can help you narrow down your list of schools and choose one that fits your career goals.

Courses Required at GA Nail Tech Schools

  • Cleansing, disinfecting, and managing a work area
  • OSHA Anatomy and physiology
  • Massage techniques
  • Product chemistry
  • Nail tools and equipment
  • Salon management
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Nail sculpting
  • Use of artificial nails
  • Nail wrapping
  • UV gel nails
  • Fill-in application
  • Artificial nail removal and repair
  • Professional nail drill usage
  • Nail art techniques
  • Paraffin treatments

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

5 Hours

Continuing education required

Georgia license renewal requirements differ between license types. Master cosmetologists must renew by March 31 of even-numbered years. Cosmetology instructors, esthetician instructors, nail technician instructors, and barber instructors must renew by June 30 of odd-numbered years. Estheticians and nail technicians must renew by August 31 of odd-numbered years. Barbers are expected to renew by December 31 of even-numbered years. During each two-year renewal period, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education.

Georgia Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Georgia

There is a lot of flexibility in nail technology careers, so you can grow and expand your career as you choose. You may want to get as much diverse experience as possible by working in a walk-in nail salon that serves people of all ages and styles. From there, you may become self-employed and rent a manicure chair at a local salon or open your own nail salon. Nail salons are often open nights and weekends, giving you some flexibility in your schedule. Nail technicians in Georgia may enjoy job growth in this industry. Between 2016 and 2026, CareerOneStop predicts a 16% jump in job openings for manicurists (2020). Currently, Georgia manicurists earn an average of $28,690 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Nail technicians take care of a client's fingernails and toenails with manicures, pedicures, shaping, cuticle care, callus removal, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. Georgia requirements for becoming a nail tech are as follows.

  • Complete a nail education program.
  • Complete the Georgia Nail Technician Examinations.
  • Apply for your license.

Contact the Georgia State Board of Nail Technology

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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