Nail Technology Schools in Idaho

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10222 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83704

(208) 345-6164
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

837 Pole Line Road Suite 103 Suite 103
Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 644-8582
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

141 East Chubbuck Road
Chubbuck, ID 83202

(208) 269-7576
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

1270 South Vinnell Way
Boise, ID 83709

(208) 901-7972
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Teacher Training

410 Neider Avenue Suite B
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

(208) 281-5348
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

113 Main Avenue East
Twin Falls, ID 83301

(208) 287-4075
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

120 Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

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Academy Di Firenze

149 West Main Street
Jerome, ID 83338

Academy of Cosmetology - Post Falls

1600 East Seltice Way Suite A
Post Falls, ID 83854

Austin Kade Academy – Accredited

1646 South Woodruff Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Cosmetology School of Arts and Sciences – Accredited

485 East 5th Street North
Burley, ID 83318

Downtown Barber School – Accredited

275 Cliff Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Idaho State University – Accredited

921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209

Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

6843 North Strawberry Glen Road 140
Boise, ID 83714

Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg – Accredited

557 Mariah Avenue
Rexburg, ID 83440

Vogue Beauty School

247 Cliff Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Accredited School

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 Idaho

Idaho Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 400 education hours or 800 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Idaho is $28,210 ($13.57/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%.

Is your Instagram stream full of nail art photos? Are you unable to walk past the beauty section in a store without grabbing a new polish color or nail art pen? With a nail technician license, you could elevate your skills while getting established in an exciting new career.

Nail technicians work at spas, nail salons, and hair salons throughout Idaho, giving you plenty of diversity wherever you go.

State License Requirements

400 Education Hours OR 800 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

You must apply to take your licensing exams after graduating from your program. Once that step is complete, you can apply for your license through the Idaho Board of Cosmetology. Currently, they only charge a $10 licensing fee.

Education Details

A good nail technician training program can give you the hands-on skills and knowledge you need to walk into any nail salon and start working independently. In Idaho, you need at least 400 hours of training to become licensed. Most of these hours should be spent on the salon floor, gaining experience.

Topics Taught at ID Nail Tech Schools

  • Hygiene and bacteriology
  • Anatomy of the hands, feet, skin, and nails
  • Sterilization
  • Use of antiseptics
  • Diseases of the hands, feet, and nails
  • Massaging and manipulating the muscles
  • Electricity
  • Artificial nails
  • Finished tips
  • Wraps and mends
  • Manicures and pedicures

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Idaho requires license renewal every year by your birthday. The cost to renew your license is $50 annually. Currently, Idaho does not require cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license, but you may want to earn CEUs anyway in order to stay on top of your field and keep your skills fresh.

Idaho Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Idaho

The field of nail technology has lots of exciting career options. If you work quickly and efficiently, you can take your place at a walk-in nail salon and maximize your potential tip income. If you like to take your time and give clients a chance to unwind from a stressful day, why not work at a luxury resort or spa in Idaho? No matter which work setting appeals to you, your Idaho nail license can open lots of doors for you. As it turns out, Idaho is definitely a great place to get started in manicuring. Job openings may increase 16% between 2016 and 2026 in Idaho (CareerOneStop, 2020). The average salary for an Idaho manicurist is $28,210 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Idaho is a great place for potential nail salon workers. A nail technologist in Idaho can work in a variety of places of business satisfying customers by painting nails. They are trained in offering services in the most sanitary conditions possible and must maintain ongoing training.

Contact the Idaho State Board of Nail Technology

Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses
Nail Technology

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