Nail Technology Schools in New Hampshire

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American Academy of Health and Beauty – Accredited

981 2nd Street Suite 4
Manchester, NH 3105

New England School of Hair Design – Accredited

12 Interchange Drive
West Lebanon, NH 3784
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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 NH

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $18,000 - $18,500
Lowest range: $17,500 - $18,000
Average: $18,298
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $3,715 - $3,715
Lowest range: $3,715 - $3,715
Average: $3,715

How to Become a Manicurist in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 300 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 New Hampshire is $38,300 ($18.41/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.

Whether your clients prefer natural nails or artificial nails, the skills you develop as a nail technology student can make you a great asset to any New Hampshire nail salon.

If you're ready to use your creativity and your eye for detail in a cool new beauty career, nail technology could use your skills. Explore your options in the beauty industry now!

State License Requirements

300 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

The final step to becoming a nail tech is getting your license. This process goes through the Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics. They charge a $30 licensing fee and require you to pass a written theory test and a practical skills test.There's no better time than right now to start a new career.

Education Details

You can build the skills you need to succeed at New Hampshire nail tech schools. These programs are commonly offered at beauty schools, but community colleges and technical schools may also have this option. To qualify for a New Hampshire nail license, you need to complete at least 300 hours of training at an approved school. Most of your training must come from hands-on practice. Licensed NH schools cover the following mandatory topics.

Courses at NH Nail Schools

  • Sanitation and safety
  • Bacteriology
  • Professional ethics
  • Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Electric file use
  • Sculptured nails
  • Nail tips
  • Nail wraps
  • Gel nail application
  • Theory
  • Laws and rules
  • Massage

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in New Hampshire happens every two years in the licensee's birth month. You must have submitted your renewal application by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner's license is $40. Currently, 28 hours of cosmetology continuing education is required for cosmetology instructors during each licensure period. Though continuing education is not required for most other beauty practitioners' licenses, cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

New Hampshire Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has a beauty industry that serves state residents and the many tourists that come through New England every year. When you start out and you need experience, you could get plenty of practice in a walk-in nail salon that specializes in fast service. As you gain a reputation for great service and master your technique, you may want to to look at openings in resort spas and luxury day spas. Overall, this industry is growing a lot in New Hampshire. Between 2016 and 2026, job openings for manicurists are expected to increase 13% in New Hampshire (CareerOneStop, 2020). Currently, the average salary for a New Hampshire manicurist is $38,300 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Job options available to nail technologists are plentiful. Offering massages, manicures, and pedicures to salon and spa clientele is one job option. Offering manicures and pedicures in nail salons is also a job option. Nail technologists may explore entrepreneurship as well. Statistics reflecting the job outlook for nail technologists suggest that they have reason to feel optimistic.

Contact the New Hampshire State Board of Nail Technology

New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
Nail Technology
New Hampshire

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