Nail Technology Schools in Virginia
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116 South Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Reston, VA 20190
Kingdom Kuts Christian Cosmetology School – Accredited
Wakefield, VA 23867
Ms Kelli's School Of Cosmetology – Accredited
Hayes, VA 23072
Nail Technology Training & Educational Center – Accredited
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Renewal Day Spa & Nail Academy – Accredited
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Sean Paul Barber Braids And Beauty Academy – Accredited
Norfolk, VA 23510
Ultimate Performance School Of Cosmetology – Accredited
Martinsville, VA 24112
Virginia Beach Academy Of Nails & Waxing – Accredited
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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- 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
Required to earn a nail technology license
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:
License renewal period
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;
Jobs are predicted to grow at a rate of 11% between 2016 and 2026.
Contact the Virginia State Board of Nail Technology
- 9960 Maryland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233
- Website: Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulaiton
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 804-367-8509
- Fax: 866-245-9693