Nail Technology Schools in Indiana

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5750 A Crawfordsville Road
Speedway, IN 46224

(317) 481-0717
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

9725 Crosspoint Commons
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

833 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

(888) 616-9051
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Amber's Cosmetology and Barbering School

3601 North Briarwood Lane
Muncie, IN 47304

Aveda Fredric’s Institute Indianapolis – Accredited

2208 East 116th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46032

Christina and Company Education Center – Accredited

220 Meijer Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905

Don Roberts School of Hair Design – Accredited

152 East US Highway 30
Schererville, IN 46375

Expressions Beauty College

2105 Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46613

Fuqua Institute

7061 Twin Oaks Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Ideal Beauty Academy - Jeffersonville

1401 Youngstown Drive
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College - Gary – Accredited

4853 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Lil Lou's Beauty and Barber College - Hammond – Accredited

5625 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

Lil Lou’s Beauty and Barber College

3015 East Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

Long's School of Cosmetology

1123 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Madame Barbara's Accelerated Cosmetology School

455 West Springhill Road
Terre Haute, IN 47802

PJ's College Of Cosmetology

931 South Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Brownsburg – Accredited

1012 C East Main Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Clarksville – Accredited

1414 Blackiston Mill Road
Clarksville, IN 47129

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Greenfield – Accredited

1400 West Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Indianapolis – Accredited

4010 South Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Jeffersonville – Accredited

1710 East 10th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Muncie – Accredited

3100 West Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Plainfield – Accredited

2026 Stafford Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

PJ's College of Cosmetology - Richmond – Accredited

50 Hayes Arboretum Road
Richmond, IN 47374

Prestige Beauty School - Indianapolis

5151 East 82nd Street Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Ravenscroft Beauty College – Accredited

4530 Lahmeyer Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Rudae's School of Beauty Culture – Accredited

5317 Coldwater Road Coldwater Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Summit Salon Academy - Anderson – Accredited

1944 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013

Summit Salon Academy - Kokomo – Accredited

1012 South Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46901

The Salon Professional Academy - Evansville – Accredited

5545 Vogel Road
Evansville, IN 47715

The Salon Professional Academy - Fort Wayne

10264 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Vogue Beauty College - Elkhart

2307 Charlotte Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517

Vogue Beauty College - Mishawaka

301 Lincoln Way West
Mishawaka, IN 46544
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How to Become a Manicurist in Indiana

Indiana Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 450 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Indiana is $23,940 ($11.51/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016–2026 for manicurists. This is equal to the expected national growth.

A beautiful, well-maintained set of nails puts the finishing touch on any outfit, makeup look, or style. Why not start a career that focuses on nail care and nail art?

With the right training and license, you can become a nail technician and help clients find the perfect color or nail art style for their preferences.

State License Requirements

450 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

When you finish your training at an Indiana nail tech school, it's time to earn your license. Through the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, you can sign up to take your licensing exams after you pay a $92 licensing and testing fee.

Education Details

Choosing the right nail tech school in IN can help you get a jump start in your career. Many programs run full-time, since you only need 450 hours of training to qualify for licensure in Indiana. That means that you may be able to start your career fairly quickly. Licensed schools meet strict quality standards, and they must teach the required courses found below.

Indiana Nail Tech Program Topics

  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nail tips Sculpted nails
  • Nail overlays
  • Fiberglass nails
  • Gel nails
  • Nail wrapping
  • Acrylic nails
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Chemistry
  • Salesmanship
  • Electric drilling and filing

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

The state of Indiana requires completion of a 450-hour nail technician training program to qualify for the license application process. After passing the required exam, and obtaining your nail technician license, you will need to put the renewal date on your calendar. Practitioners must renew every 2 years, and pay a $40 fee to keep their license in good standing. Unlike other states, Indiana does not require continuing education requirements between each time of renewal. When you speak with nail tech schools in your area, ask how their program aligns with state requirements.

Indiana Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Indiana

Once you know how to apply artificial nails, use foil and decals for nail art, and strengthen brittle nails, it's time to get out there and start showing your skills to the people of Indiana. Since the industry has grown a lot in recent years, you may benefit from a strong job outlook. Between 2016 and 2026, job openings in Indiana may increase 10% (CareerOneStop, 2020). The average salary for a manicurist in Indiana is $23,940 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). You may be able to influence your income by carefully choosing where you work. Nail technicians often receive tips, so you want to ensure that you can see plenty of clients and provide high-quality work to all of them. Some of the work settings you may consider include nail salons, full-service hair salons, and spas.

Job options for nail technologists includes working in a nail salon, hair salon, or spa. In these businesses, nail technologists may offer services such as gel nails, acrylic nails, and foot massages. Every nail technologist also has entrepreneurship as an option. A technologist may open her own nail shop. The numbers point to an optimistic job outlook for nail technologists.

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