Nail Technology Schools in Ohio

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1165 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

(419) 903-0440
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

175 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, OH 44857

(419) 668-2333
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

2445 West State Street
Alliance, OH 44601

(330) 240-7277
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

615 Boardman-Canfield Road
Boardman, OH 44512

(330) 707-6012
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

3307 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

(330) 442-2930
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

815 Youngstown Warren Road
Niles, OH 44446

(330) 565-3666
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

27326 Lorain Road North
Olmsted, OH 44070

(330) 565-3661
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

34999 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

(330) 610-2061
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Apex Academy Hair Skin Nails School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1788 West 4th Street
Ontario, OH 44906

Apollo Career Center – Accredited

3325 Shawnee Road
Lima, OH 45806

Aveda Fredric's Institute Cincinnati – Accredited

7664 Voice Of America Centre Drive
West Chester, OH 45069

Aveda Institute Columbus – Accredited

889 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43214

Brown Aveda Institute Mentor – Accredited

8816 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH 44060

Brown Aveda Institute Strongsville – Accredited

17901 Southpark Center Space 160
Strongsville, OH 44136

Casal Aveda Institute – Accredited

5555 Youngstown Warren Road Unit 606 Unit 606
Niles, OH 44515

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Centerville Campus – Accredited

568 Miamisburg-Centerville Road
Dayton, OH 45459

Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology Vandalia Campus – Accredited

7535 Poe Avenue
Dayton, OH 45414

Elite Hair Academy – Accredited

4033 Marshall Road
Kettering, OH 45429

Gerbers Akron Beauty School – Accredited

1915 West Market Street Suite 800
Akron, OH 44313

Hair Academy – Accredited

62 Consumer Drive
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Inner State Beauty School – Accredited

5150 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44124

Knox Technical Center

308 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Lorain County Adult Career Center – Accredited

15181 OH-58
Oberlin, OH 44074

Mason Anthony School of Cosmetology – Accredited

5405 Roberts Road
Hilliard, OH 43026

Moler Beauty Academy – Accredited

6142 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Moler Hollywood Beauty Academy – Accredited

5951 South Boymel Drive
Fairfield, OH 45014

National Beauty College – Accredited

4642 Cleveland Avenue Northwest
Canton, OH 44709

Ohio State Beauty Academy – Accredited

1760 North Eastown Road
Lima, OH 45807

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

6077 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

789 Hebron Road
Heath, OH 43056

Ohio State School of Cosmetology – Accredited

137 East Center Street
Marion, OH 43302

Paramount Beauty Academy – Accredited

1745 11Th Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland – Accredited

10735 Ravenna Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Perfection Beauty Colleges – Accredited

7809 Waynetown Boulevard
Huber Heights, OH 45424

Portage Lakes Career Center – Accredited

4401 Shriver Road
Uniontown, OH 44685

Preston's Beauty Academy – Accredited

90 Acme Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Professional School of Cosmetology – Accredited

8555 Hough Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

Summit Salon Academy – Accredited

116 West South Boundary Street
Perrysburg, OH 43551

The Class Act School of Cosmetology – Accredited

49 East Main Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Tiffin Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

104 East Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
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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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How to Become a Manicurist in Ohio

Ohio Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 200 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 8 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Ohio is $22,360 ($10.75/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 12% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.

Are you artistic, creative, and detail-oriented? If you are, why aren't you already working as a nail technician in Ohio? While technical skills are a big part of this career, being naturally artistic is a huge help in this field.

With something new to try every day, you can look forward to every client that sits in your chair.

State License Requirements

200 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Your next stop is the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. Between testing fees and licensing fees, you must pay $76.50. They require proof of your 200 or 208 training hours before they allow you to take your licensing exams.

Education Details

How can you choose the right school for you? First, make sure you consider accredited Ohio nail technician schools. These schools are authorized to prepare students for licensure, which means they offer at least 200 hours of training. Many also give you the opportunity to work with electric nail files by providing the additional eight hours of training required in Ohio. Beyond that, these programs cover many core nail care topics.

What Can I Learn in Ohio Nail Tech Training?

  • Infection control and disinfection
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Massage techniques
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Polish application
  • Precautions
  • Product chemistry
  • Nail enhancements
  • Drills
  • Advanced nail tools
  • Salon management
  • Ohio laws and statutes

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

8 Hours

Continuing education required

If you want to work as a nail technician in Ohio, then your first step towards licensure is the right training program. This education should include at least 200 hours of practical training. After that, you will have to pass the official exam, and submit your application and fees to become licensed. The nail tech license renewal process takes place every odd-numbered year. The deadline for your renewal app is January 31st, and the fee is $45. When you compare manicurist programs in your area, be sure to ask how they can prepare you for this license process.

Ohio Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Ohio

When it comes to nails, everyone likes something a little different. Maybe one of your clients prefers a close trim and a clear coat of polish, while the client after them goes all out with a new set of long acrylic nails every two weeks. When you become a licensed nail technician, you can feel confident about your ability to meet the needs of any client that comes through the door. Nail technology is a growing part of the beauty industry. By the year 2026, job openings for manicurists may increase 12% in Ohio (O*Net, 2020). The average salary for an Ohio nail technician is $22,360 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Some of the places you may use your skills include walk-in nail salons, full-service hair salons, and spas.

The Job Outlook for a Nail Technologist in Ohio appears to have plenty of room for growth. Nail Techs can expect little to no competition in the OH market. With a location quotient of 0.63 and an average annual wage of $22,360, Ohio is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation, hence the need for more people, as well as owners, in this industry.

Contact the Ohio State Board of Nail Technology

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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