Nail Technology Schools in Virginia

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116 South Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 525-4522
Cosmetology, Nail Technology
Jolie Hair Academy – Accredited

10134 Colvin Run Road Suite C
Great Falls, VA 22066

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Permanent Makeup

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A.C.C.H. Beauty Academy

6510 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22042

Ai-Lien International Beauty Academy – Accredited

5541 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207

American Spirit Institute Of Cosmetology – Accredited

368 Mclaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Anna Beauty Academy – Accredited

778 South 23Rd Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Believe Nails & Hair Institution

114A Chowan Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Bristol School of Hair Design – Accredited

805 Commonwealth Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201

Cana Va Beauty College & Beauty Salon – Accredited

16096 Fancy Gap Highway
Cana, VA 24317

Cedar Stone School Of Massage – Accredited

1834 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Chesapeak Public Schools

1617 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Circle Beauty Academy – Accredited

9547 Fairfax Boulevard Suite B
Fairfax, VA 22031

Coastal Nail Academy

5541 Parliament Drive Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy – Accredited

11425 Isaac Newton Square South Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190

Diamond Venom Braids

3089 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Dominican House Of Beauty Academy – Accredited

14404 Jefferson Davis Highway
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Estern Shore Academy of Cosmetology

4247 Nelson Road
New Church, VA 23415

Exalt Academy Of Cosmetology – Accredited

102 Bonham Road Suite 4
Bristol, VA 24201

First Nails Academy

7538 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294

Graceful Touch Beauty Academy – Accredited

4212 Portsmouth Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Great Lengths Nail Academy

216 Oak Ridge Drive
Madison Heights, VA 24572

Haircentre Beauty Academy – Accredited

7115 Leesburg Pike Suite 104
Falls Church, VA 22043

Hc Headquarters Elite Beauty Academy

612 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224

Instyle I Corporation

447 North Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Ivy Glam Academy – Accredited

4724 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kingdom Kuts Christian Cosmetology School – Accredited

304 General Mahone Highway Suite B
Wakefield, VA 23867

KP Nails & More

1169 Nimmo Parkway Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

LB Beauty Academy – Accredited

3114 West Marshall Street Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230

Lotus Miracle – Accredited

1547 East Little Creek Road Unit B
Norfolk, VA 23518

Melanie Beauty Academy – Accredited

2415 Beacon Hill Road
Alexandria, VA 22306

Ms Kelli's School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

4157 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes, VA 23072

Nail Academy

1050 East Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504

Nail Boss Academy Of Nail Technology

10013 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605

Nail Design School

186 Meadowview Lane
Warrenton, VA 20186

Nail Technology Training & Educational Center

1116 West Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

Nails 4 U & Day Spa

9038 Staple Mills Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Nails For You Training Academy

6393 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, VA 22044

Outer You School Of Cosmetology & Nail – Accredited

208 North South Street
Farmville, VA 23901

People's Choice Beauty Academy – Accredited

34 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

Renewal Day Spa & Nail Academy

9780 Midlothian Turnpike North
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

S&J School Of Nail Technolgy

13320 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602

Salon LaBelle – Accredited

500 B Peppers Ferry Road
Wytheville, VA 24382

Sean Paul Barber Braids And Beauty Academy – Accredited

623 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510

Sesen Spa

112 Pleasant Street Northwest #A
Vienna, VA 22180

Signature Nail School

921 Newtown Road Suite 102
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Skyline Beauty Academy – Accredited

5124 Leesburg Pike
Alexandria, VA 22302

Spectrum Beauty Academy – Accredited

25 South Quaker Lane Suite 15
Alexandria, VA 22314

Star Beauty School – Accredited

2263 Valor Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Styles Unlimited Beauty School – Accredited

9044 James D Hagood Highway
Scottsburg, VA 24589

Super Hair's Beauty Academy – Accredited

165 Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180

T And L Beauty Academy – Accredited

6316-B Horsepen Road
Richmond, VA 23226

Taylor'd Nails Academy

2919 Confederate Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

The Esthetic Institute – Accredited

8381 Old Courthouse Road Suite 320
Vienna, VA 22182

Ultimate Performance School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

324 Memorial Boulevard
Martinsville, VA 24112

VA Beauty College – Accredited

9200 Stony Point Parkway Suite 154-155
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Victor Beauty Academy – Accredited

7254 Maple Place
Annandale, VA 22003

Victory Nails – Accredited

2735 Metro Plaza
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Virginia Beach Academy Of Nails & Waxing

750 Independence Boulevard Suite 4578
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Virginia Nail Design Academy

79 East Windsor Boulevard
Windsor, VA 23487

Virginia Nail School

12 Centre Court
Palmyra, VA 22963

Yen Beauty Academy – Accredited

5511 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205

Yuri Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

1601 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
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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How to Become a Manicurist in Virginia

Virginia Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 150 education hours or 2,000 apprentice 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 Virginia is $22,260 ($10.70/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 11% job increase between 2016–2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.

Ever wonder what it takes to become a successful nail technician or nail salon owner in Virginia? If you check out the Facebook page for Nail Salon in the Hampton area, you can see why nail artists need quality training, and marketing skills in today's social-media driven world. With the right nail tech program, you can prepare to work in one of Virginia's top salons, or bring your own vision to life as a nail salon owner. Once you review the information we laid out for you below, go ahead and reach out to the beauty schools near you that offer nail tech training.

You can just use the search box at the top of this page, or review the listings below to see what your current options are. We always encourage students to reach out to as many schools as possible so they can be sure to choose the best fit. Don't forget to clearly express your career goals with each advisor you speak with to be sure you're on the same page from the start.

State License Requirements

150 Education Hours OR 2,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Education Details

To become a successful nail tech in Virginia, you should look for courses that go beyond basic nail skills. Clients want manicures, pedicures, and massage work in the best salons, so you should look carefully at the courses available at each program in your area. We also recommend looking for courses that enhance your professional skills in management and freelance work.

Virginia nail tech classes usually include:

  • Nail forms and removal
  • Hand and foot massage
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Nail products
  • Bacteriology

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Virginia happens every two years at the end of the month in which your license was first issued. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner license is $105. Cosmetology instructors must pay a license renewal fee of $150. Permanent makeup artists must complete a minimum of 5 hours of safety and sanitation continuing education. Otherwise, cosmetology continuing education hours are not required for most beauty professions in Virginia.

Virginia Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Virginia

The responsibility of a nail technologist is to maintain the appearance and grooming of a client's nails with manicures, pedicures, nail shaping, cuticle care, removing calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. To become a nail technologist in Virginia you must first;

  • Complete a formal education and training.
  • Pass the written and practical exams.
  • Obtain your license.

Jobs are predicted to grow at a rate of 11% between 2016 and 2026.

Contact the Virginia State Board of Nail Technology

Virginia Board for Barbers & Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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