Nail Technology Schools in North Dakota

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The Salon Professional Academy - Fargo – Accredited

4377 15th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58104
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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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Comparing Program Costs in ND

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $16,285 - $18,450
Lowest range: $14,120 - $16,285
Average: $16,643
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $3,048 - $4,100
Lowest range: $1,995 - $3,048
Average: $3,048

How to Become a Manicurist in North Dakota

North Dakota Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 350 education 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 North Dakota is $30,190 ($14.52/hour). This is higher 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%.

You love the creativity and fast-paced nature of the beauty industry, and you are ready to get involved with your own cosmetology career. If you are crazy about nail art and you believe that no outfit is complete without matching nails, you belong in the field of nail technology.

With the right tools and training, you can shape, buff, paint, and design your way to a rewarding career.

State License Requirements

350 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Through the North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology, you can submit your application and proof of your educational hours. They charge a $75 licensing fee. As is the case in other states, you have to pass multiple licensing exams before becoming a licensed nail technician.

Education Details

With excellent training and plenty of feedback, you can start your career feeling confident about your ability to give customers the service they deserve. As you look into accredited North Dakota schools, you'll find that you need at least 350 hours of education to become a nail technician. All licensed schools in North Dakota explore the same required training topics in their curricula.

What Can I Learn at a North Dakota Nail School?

  • Sanitation and safety
  • Sterilization
  • Artificial nail application, repair, and removal
  • Manicuring and pedicuring of artificial nails and natural nails
  • Theory and technique
  • North Dakota law
  • Massage of the hands, feet, arms, and legs

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

To become a licensed manicurist in the State of North Dakota, you will need the right nail tech program. Your training should include at least 350 hours of training. Once complete, you can take the state exam and qualify for initial licensure. If you obtain this, you will need to renew your license every year by December 31st, and pay a $20 fee with your application. North Dakota does not require continuing education courses for practitioners between renewal periods. But does require 8 of them for instructors every year.

North Dakota Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in North Dakota

Nail technicians work all over North Dakota, serving clients of all ages, genders, and styles. If you work in a small walk-in nail salon, you may fill your schedule with standing appointments, walk-in clients, and special events. If you land a spot at a hotel spa, you may help visitors look their best with personalized nail art designs. Full-service hair salons also have manicuring services, and this option could help you benefit from the strong reputation of other professionals. By 2026, demand for North Dakota nail technicians may increase 8% (CareerOneStop, 2020). The average salary for a nail technician in North Dakota is $30,190 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

One job option for nail technologists is using scrubs and other state of the art treatments to provide hand and foot care to salon and spa clients. A nail technologist also has the option of taking the more traditional route, applying acrylic nails and gel nails while working in a nail salon. Finally, going into business for oneself is also a job option for nail technologists. Nail technologists have a promising job outlook in light of recent job growth estimates.

Contact the North Dakota State Board of Nail Technology

North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology
North Dakota

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