Nail Technology Schools in Missouri

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1834 South Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology
Crave Beauty Academy – Accredited

14858 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

(636) 394-7335
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design, Nail Technology

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Academy of Salon Professionals – Accredited

2414 South Limit Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301

Central College of Cosmetology – Accredited

1159 North Business Route 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

Central College of Cosmetology – Accredited

690 Missouri Avenue Suite #3
Saint Robert, MO 65584

City Pointe Beauty Academy – Accredited

501 South Madison Street
Webb City, MO 64870

Evolve Beauty Academy – Accredited

2 Wainwright #100
Washington, MO 63090

House of Heavilin Beauty College – Accredited

5720 Troost
Kansas City, MO 64110

J. Larae' Academy Of Beauty Art

605 Brunt Boulevard Suite B
Sikeston, MO 63801

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1101 Southwest Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Merrell University of Beauty Arts & Science – Accredited

1753 Woodclift Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Neosho Beauty College – Accredited

116 North Wood Street
Neosho, MO 64850

New Dimensions School of Hair Design – Accredited

621 Kentucky Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801

Renaissance Beauty Academy

268 South Mount Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

St. Joseph Beauty University of Hair and Nail Design – Accredited

2207 North Belt Highway Suite C & D
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
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 Missouri

Missouri Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 400 education hours or 800 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 1 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Missouri is $24,180 ($11.63/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 3% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

Nails say something about a person. Whether someone has understated nude natural nails or long nails with detailed nail art, they show you a person's style, priorities, and beauty habits.

When you become a nail technician in Missouri, you can change and adjust your skills to fit the unique needs of every client that sits in your chair.

State License Requirements

400 Education Hours OR 800 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Your training is a big part of becoming a licensed nail technician. This process goes through the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. They require 400 hours of education, which you may be able to complete in a matter of weeks as a full-time student. When you submit your application materials, you must pay a $250 fee and take two licensing exams. Once these requirements are met, you can get your initial full practice license and start working.

Education Details

Getting enrolled in a Missouri nail tech school is the first step to succeeding in your new career. You should receive more information after contacting schools below. From there, you can visit programs to see how they teach, what learning tools they have, and how large their classes are. Licensed Missouri schools spend most of their time on the following required topics.

Topics Taught at Missouri Nail Tech Programs

  • Manicuring
  • Hand and arm massage
  • Pedicuring
  • Foot and leg massage
  • Shop management
  • Sterilization and sanitation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • State law
  • Chemical use

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

1 Hours

Continuing education required

In Missouri, you can qualify for the nail technician license application process by completing at least 400 hours of training, or 800 hours of an apprenticeship at a licensed facility. Once you earn your license, you will need to renew it in odd-numbered years, no later than September 30th. If you are an instructor or operator, the fee is the same - $30. Missouri does not make you take continuing education courses to keep your nail tech license valid between renewal periods. When you speak with nail schools, ask how they can help you prepare for licensure.

Missouri Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Missouri

With a nail tech license and high-quality training, you can create a beauty career that fits you. In Missouri, the average salary for a nail technician is $24,180 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Between 2016 and 2026, job openings in this field may swell 3% (O*Net, 2020). Many malls have walk-in nail salons that let you attract new clients and offer convenient service to current customers. If you're ready to be your own boss, you may rent table space at a salon and set your own schedule. You could even open your own nail salon!

The Job Outlook for a Nail Technologist in Missouri appears to have plenty of room for growth. Nail Techs can expect little to no competition in the MO market. With a location quotient of 0.30 and an average annual wage of $24,180, Missouri is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation, hence the need for more people, as well as business owners, in this industry.

Contact the Missouri State Board of Nail Technology

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
Nail Technology

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