Nail Technology Schools in Kansas

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1130 West Loop Place
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 539-1837
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology

3804 West Douglas
Wichita, KS 67203

(316) 943-5516
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

12004 West 95th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215

(913) 270-3979
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

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Dodge City Community College – Accredited

2501 North 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801

Fort Scott Community College – Accredited

813 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Fort Scott Community College - Fort Scott – Accredited

2108 South Horton
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Hays Academy of Hair Design - Hays – Accredited

1214 East 27th Street
Hays, KS 67601

Hays Academy of Hair Design - Salina – Accredited

115 South 5th Street
Salina, KS 67401

Johnson County Community College – Accredited

9780 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210

Kansas City Kansas Community College – Accredited

6565 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

Magnolia Beauty Academy

1017 North 6th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101

Mitsu Sato Hair Academy - Overland Park – Accredited

9062 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66212

Paul Mitchell The School Wichita – Accredited

3242 North Rock Road Suite 106
Wichita, KS 67226

Sami Haleseh Institute – Accredited

1034 North Andover Road Suite A
Andover, KS 67002

Trendsetters International Cosmetology School – Accredited

7908 Quivira Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
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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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Cost of Nail Technician School Across KS

Metro Average Tuition
Utica $4,113
Wichita / Hutchinson $2,500

Comparing Program Costs in KS

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $13,896 - $23,791
Lowest range: $4,000 - $13,896
Average: $15,769
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $3,307 - $4,113
Lowest range: $2,500 - $3,307
Average: $3,501

How to Become a Manicurist in Kansas

Kansas Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 350 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 Kansas is $19,150 ($9.21/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase for manicursts between 2018-2028 nationally.

The field of nail technology is all about creativity, so if you pride yourself on your gorgeous nail art, French manicures, and perfect polish selections, this is definitely the career field for you.

In Kansas, you can use your nail technician license to help clients maintain their artificial nails, strengthen their natural nails, relax with a mani-pedi, or primp for special events.

State License Requirements

350 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Your application paperwork goes through the Kansas Board of Cosmetology, which also licenses cosmetologists, barbers, and other beauty professionals. You must pay a $195 fee to submit your application and take your licensing exams. After the Kansas Board of Cosmetology confirms your training hours, exam scores, and completed application, you can finally become a licensed nail technician.

Education Details

Nail tech programs are offered at beauty schools, community colleges, and technical schools, so you may be considering several different options. It's good to check out all of the schools you are considering in person, since this gives you a feel for each school's teaching style and their learning environment. Nail technician programs are quite short, since Kansas only requires 350 hours of education for licensure. As you become a confident and experienced nail professional, you should get lots of experience with mandatory training topics.

Courses at Kansas Nail Schools

  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Chemistry of products
  • Skin and nail structure
  • Artificial nails
  • Manicuring skills, techniques, and procedures
  • Pedicuring skills, techniques, and procedures
  • Business practices

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Kansas licenses expire every two years in the month of your birthday. You must renew your license by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew any type of beauty license is $45. Continuing education hours are only required for renewing permanent makeup artist licenses and cosmetology instructor licenses. As a permanent makeup artist, you must earn five CEUs during each renewal period. Cosmetology continuing education is always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Kansas Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Kansas

When you have a career you love, every day of work brings something new and exciting. This is great for you and your clients, since you can feel fulfilled by your work and your clients get the best service possible. While large cities like Topeka and Kansas City have the biggest variety of nail salons in this state, you may find that there is a need for nail technicians all over Kansas. Currently, Kansas nail technicians claim an average income of $19,150 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Nail technicians care for a client's nails by way of doing manicures, pedicures, shaping the nails, grooming the cuticles, removing any calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. Before you become a nail tech in Kansas you must first complete the requirements.

  • Graduate from nail technician school.
  • Pass ErgoMetrics Exams.
  • Obtain and renew your license.

Contact the Kansas State Board of Nail Technology

Kansas Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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