Nail Technology Schools in Virginia

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10807 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

(804) 745-9062
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

12365 Hornsby Lane Suite C
Newport News, VA 23602

(757) 527-3227
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

9049 West Broad Street 3
Richmond, VA 23294

(804) 270-2095
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

116 South Independence Boulevard Suite 107
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

(757) 355-5530
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

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A.C.C.H. Beauty Academy – Accredited

6510 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22042

Ai-Lien International Beauty Academy – Accredited

5541 Langston Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22207

Alma Beauty Academy – Accredited

512 Maple Avenue West 200
Vienna, VA 22180

American Spirit Institute - Richmond – Accredited

1624 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Ana Bella Beauty School & Barber – Accredited

905 Alabama Drive Unit B
Herndon, VA 20170

Anna Beauty Academy

778 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202

Asher Institute of Hampton – Accredited

4107 West Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23666

Believe Nails & Hair Institution

114A Chowan Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Beyond Beauty Academy – Accredited

2508 Build America Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

C C's Beauty Institute – Accredited

1923 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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

Chesapeake Career Center

1617 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Chesterfield Technical Center – Accredited

10101 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Circle Beauty Academy

9547 B Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031

Coastal Nail Academy

4008 Rumford Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School – Accredited

4201 John Marr Drive 206
Annandale, VA 22003

Crown Cutz Academy Bristol – Accredited

805 Commonwealth Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201

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

Diva Beauty Academy

8622 Cherry Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031

Dominican House Of Beauty Academy – Accredited

14404 Jefferson Davis Highway
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Estern Shore Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

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
Henrico, VA 23294

Flawless Styles Academy – Accredited

2706 Build America Drive Suite B
Hampton, VA 23666

Fusions School of Cosmetology

4800 Pleasant Hills Drive Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018

Graceful Touch Beauty Academy – Accredited

5756 Churchland Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23703

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

Infinity Beauty Academy – Accredited

13874 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

Innovation Beauty Institute – Accredited

8255 Shoppers Square
Manassas, VA 20111

Instyle I Corporation

447 North Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229

Ivy Glam Academy

4724 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kenny's Beauty Academy – Accredited

3461 Washington Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Kingdom Kuts Christian Cosmetology School – Accredited

304 General Mahone Highway Suite B
Wakefield, VA 23888

KP Nails & More

1169 Nimmo Parkway Suite 204
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Lady Project Salon & Academy – Accredited

103 Spring Street Suite C
Bluefield, VA 24605

LB Beauty Academy – Accredited

3114 West Marshall Street Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230

Le Arai Beauty & Barber Academy – Accredited

8630 Lee Highway Suite J
Farifax, VA 22031

Lotus Miracle – Accredited

1547 East Little Creek Road Unit B
Norfolk, VA 23518

Melanie Beauty Academy – Accredited

2415 Beacon Hill Road
Alexandria, VA 22306

Miracle Beauty & Nails Academy – Accredited

3420 Holland Road Suites 102 and 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Ms Kelli's School Of Cosmetology – Accredited

4157 George Washington Memorial Highway
Hayes, VA 23072

Nail Academy

1376 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Nail Boss Academy Of Nail Technology

10013 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605

Nail Design School

186 Meadowview Lane
Warrenton, VA 20186

Nail Juice Academy

3500 Virginia Beach Boulevard 610
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Nail Technology Training & Educational Center

1116 West Little Creek Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

Nails 4 U & Day Spa

9038 Hungary Spring Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Nails For You Training Academy

6393 Seven Corners Center
Falls Church, VA 22044

Naturally Yours Barber & Beauty Salon – Accredited

8014 Midlothian Turnpike Suite 311 North
Chesterfield, VA 23235

New You Med Spa – Accredited

7482 Limestone Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155

Outer You School Of Cosmetology & Nail

208 North South Street
Farmville, VA 23901

People's Choice Beauty Academy – Accredited

34 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA 24112

Prestige Academy

421 West Main Street Suite 102
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Prosperity Beauty Academy

4220 Annandale Road
Annandale, VA 22003

Renewal Day Spa & Nail Academy

9780 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Ruth Beauty Salon & Academy – Accredited

101 East Holly Avenue Suite 16
Sterling, VA 20164

S&J School Of Nail Technolgy

13320 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602

Salon LaBelle – Accredited

500 Peppers Ferry Road
Wytheville, VA 24382

Sean Paul Barber Braids And Beauty Academy

623 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510

Sesen Spa

112 Pleasant Street Northwest A
Vienna, VA 22180

Signature Nail School

921 Suite 102 Newtown Road
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

Springfield Beauty Academy – Accredited

4223 Annandale Road
Annandale, VA 22003

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

TH Nails & Massage Academy

1789 London Bridge Road Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

The Esthetic Institute – Accredited

8381 Old Courthouse Road Suite 200
Vienna, VA 22182

TopCurl Beauty Academy - Alexandria – Accredited

6911 Richmond Highway Suite 215
Alexandria, VA 22306

Ultimate Performance School Of Cosmetology

324 Memorial Boulevard
Martinsville, VA 24112

VA Beauty College – Accredited

9200 Stony Point Parkway Suite 154-155
Richmond, 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

9380 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 Suite 101
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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Comparing Program Costs in VA

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $18,975 - $22,400
Lowest range: $15,549 - $18,975
Average: $18,414
Nail Technology School Costs
Highest range: $4,073 - $5,500
Lowest range: $2,645 - $4,073
Average: $4,073

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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