Nail Technology Schools in Oklahoma

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Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

8510 East 131st South
Bixby, OK 74008

Academy of Cosmetology, Barbering, and Esthetics – Accredited

9210 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Autry Technology Center – Accredited

1201 West Willow
Enid, OK 73703

Bethany Beauty College – Accredited

3900 North Peniel
Bethany, OK 73008

Broken Arrow Beauty College – Accredited

11122 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Canadian Valley Technology Center – Accredited

6505 East Highway 66
El Reno, OK 73036

Chisholm Trail Technology Center – Accredited

283 State Highway 33
Omega, OK 73764

Clary Sage College – Accredited

3131 South Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74145

Durant Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

2836 West University Boulevard Suite 128
Durant, OK 74701

Elite Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

912 Southwest C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Elite Beauty College – Accredited

221 North 32nd Street
Muskogee, OK 74402

Formations Institute – Accredited

3905 South La Mesa Drive
Enid, OK 73703

Formations Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

502 Texas Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801

Francis Tuttle Technology Center - Reno Campus – Accredited

7301 West Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Jenks Beauty College – Accredited

535 West Main
Jenks, OK 74037

Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka – Accredited

1763 West Liberty Road
Atoka, OK 74525

Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel – Accredited

3205 Lincoln Road Northeast
Idabel, OK 74745

Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler – Accredited

1410 Old Military Road
Stigler, OK 74462

Metro Technology Centers – Accredited

1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Mid-Del Technology Center – Accredited

1621 Maple Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110

Penny Miller Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

212 West Paul Avenue
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Pioneer Technology Center – Accredited

2101 North Ash
Ponca City, OK 74601

Ponca City Beauty College – Accredited

3010 North 14th Street
Ponca City, OK 74601

Premier Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

910 North Main Street
McAlester, OK 74501

River Valley Cosmetology Institute – Accredited

1309 South Broadway
Poteau, OK 74953

Shawnee Beauty College – Accredited

2024 North Harrison
Shawnee, OK 74804

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center – Accredited

2610 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

The Hair Cafe Cosmetology and Barber College – Accredited

8494 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Yukon Beauty College – Accredited

221 West Main
Yukon, OK 73099
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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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Cost of Nail Technician School Across OK

Metro Average Tuition
Tulsa $7,440
Oklahoma City $6,281

Comparing Program Costs in OK

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $11,138 - $21,275
Lowest range: $1,000 - $11,138
Average: $9,711
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $7,698 - $9,595
Lowest range: $5,800 - $7,698
Average: $6,683

How to Become a Manicurist in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 600 education hours or 1,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 1 year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Oklahoma is $24,350 ($11.71/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%.

From French tips and nail decals to gel nails and nail wraps, there are dozens of ways you can make fingernails and toenails look healthy and well-maintained. Why not learn about all of these techniques and start a career as a nail technician?

Nail technicians work flexible hours at hair and nail salons across Oklahoma, often earning a competitive base salary and tips. This is a field with lots of room for growth if you are willing to work hard.

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours OR 1,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

At this point, it's time to submit proof of your education to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. They also collect a $60 licensing fee. You must put your skills and knowledge to the test by passing two licensing exams. Finally, you get your initial license and you are free to work in Oklahoma.

Education Details

In the world of beauty, it's all about what you know. When you attend a nail tech program in Oklahoma, you can look forward to getting lots of experience with mannequin hands and clients. As you grow professionally, you get valuable feedback from your clients and your instructors, giving you ways to improve your work and become more efficient. To qualify for a license in Oklahoma, you need at least 600 hours of training at an accredited school.

Oklahoma Nail School Course Options

  • Sanitation and disinfection
  • Bacteriology
  • Nail structure and composition
  • Nail disorders and diseases
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Artificial nails
  • Nail art
  • Salon management and ownership
  • Oklahoma laws and regulations

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Oklahoma manicurists and nail technicians must complete a training program that includes at least 600 hours of practical work. You will also need to pass the written and practical exams administered by the state. Once you receive your manicurist license in Oklahoma, you will need to renew it every year, no later than your birthday. The fee for renewal is $25, or $30 if you are an instructor. Ohio does not require practitioners or instructors to take continuing education units as part of the license or renewal process.

Oklahoma Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Oklahoma

As this field grows, you'll likely find that there are many reasons to become a nail technician in Oklahoma. From 2016 through 2026, CareerOneStop expects to see a 12% increase in job openings for Oklahoma nail technicians (2020). Currently, the average salary for a nail technician in Oklahoma is $24,350 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). The more time you spend working in this field and building a positive reputation for yourself, the more flexibility you may have in your schedule, income, and career options.

A potentially satisfying job option for trained nail technologists is servicing the needs of beauty salon and spa clients. A nail technologist may apply gel nails, silk wraps, manicures, acrylic nails, and pedicures to salon clients seeking to beautify and maintain their hands and feet. A technologist may also work independently making house calls, or open a traditional brick and mortar nail salon. According to job forecasts, trained Oklahoma nail technologists have a pleasing job outlook.

Contact the Oklahoma State Board of Nail Technology

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Nail Technology

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