Nail Technology Schools in Mississippi

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Academy of Hair Design - Grenada – Accredited

1301 Sunset Drive JK
Grenada, MS 38901

Academy of Hair Design - Pearl – Accredited

3167 Highway 80 East
Pearl, MS 39208

Amory Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

301 Highway 6
Amory, MS 38821

April's Mane Academy - Moss Point

4907 Hubert Street Moss
Moss Point, MS 39563

Art of Hair Academy – Accredited

4630 Clinton Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39209

Booneville Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

102 Pinehill Road
Boonville, MS 38829

Chris Beauty College – Accredited

1265 Pass Road
Gulfport, MS 39501

Corinth Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

509 Cruise Street
Corinth, MS 38834

Delta Technical College – Accredited

113 Market Ridge Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Dynasty College of Cosmetology & Barberology – Accredited

449 North Front Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

KC's School of Hair Design – Accredited

280 Turnpike Road
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Long Beach – Accredited

21500 B Street
Long Beach, MS 39560

Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics Nails & Cosmetology – Accredited

460-B Springridge Road
Clinton, MS 39056

Traxler's School of Hair – Accredited

2845 Suncrest Drive
Jackson, MS 39212

Tupelo Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

205 Commerce Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Unlimited Cosmetology School – Accredited

102 Broad Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Vaughn Beauty College – Accredited

108 South Maple
Aberdeen, MS 39730
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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Cost of Nail Technician School Across MS

Metro Average Tuition
Jackson $4,100
Hattiesburg / Laurel $3,600
Columbus / Tupelo / West Point $2,708
Biloxi / Gulfport $2,650

Comparing Program Costs in MS

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $17,340 - $24,805
Lowest range: $9,875 - $17,340
Average: $15,670
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $3,038 - $4,100
Lowest range: $1,975 - $3,038
Average: $3,079

How to Become a Manicurist in Mississippi

Mississippi 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 Mississippi is $25,550 ($12.28/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 8% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

With artificial nails, an electric nail file, dozens of colors of nail polish, and a manicuring kit, you can achieve almost any effect on fingernails and toenails.

If you are serious about creating on-point nail art that fits any situation or event, you could start the career of your dreams by becoming a nail technician.

State License Requirements

350 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

You're done with nail school, and now it's time to contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology to get your license. When you submit your application documents, you must pay a fee of $233. They approve your application and set up your licensing exams. Passing exam scores are the final requirements in this process.

Education Details

Don't rush into a school decision. In fact, this is such an important part of your future career that you should contact several schools in your area, talk to admissions advisors, and see nail schools in person before making your choice. To pursue licensure in Mississippi, you need at least 350 hours of education from an approved school. Licensed Mississippi schools provide thorough training on core topics.

Topics Taught at Mississippi Nail Schools

  • Business skills and salon management
  • Nail sciences
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Tips and wraps
  • Monomer liquid
  • Polymer powder
  • UV gels
  • Electric nail file use
  • Nail polish and nail art
  • Airbrushing
  • Nail embellishments

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology licenses are renewed every 2 years in Mississippi. Cosmetology continuing education is not required for most beauty licenses in Mississippi. Cosmetology instructors must complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years to renew their licenses. A master cosmetologist needs 16 hours of continuing education to get the master license, and renewing this license every 2 years requires the completion of 8 continuing education hours. Electrologists require 30 continuing education hours. A regular license costs $50 to renew and a master license costs $70 to renew.

Mississippi Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Mississippi

Once you take the plunge, how can you get started in the field of nail technology? Manicurists are hired at hair salons, nail salons, and spas all over Mississippi, so this skill can really take you wherever you want to go. A big part of working in nail technology is building a base of customers, so you may focus on getting your name out there and providing service that exceeds expectations while you fill your schedule. The sky's the limit in this field. You could open your own nail salon or rent a space and become self-employed. Currently, Mississippi nail technicians earn an average annual income of $25,550 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

A viable job option for a trained nail technologist is working in a nail salon applying acrylic nails, silk wraps, manicures, pedicures, and gel nails. Another job option is entrepreneurship. A technologist can work from home, open a shop of her own, or open a mobile grooming company. A pleasing job outlook is in the forecast for trained nail technologists.

Contact the Mississippi State Board of Nail Technology

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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