Minnesota Nail Technology Schools

 Natural nails, long artificial nails, simple nude polish, and colorful nail art: these are just some of the services you may provide to Minnesota customers when you become a nail technician.

Everyone has their own taste in nail care, and the skills you develop in your training program can help you adjust to every client’s expectations and preferences.

Check out the list of programs below and contact local options to find the perfect Minnesota nail school for you!


Explore Career Options in Nail Technology

 As more and more people focus on looking and feeling beautiful, the need for skilled nail technicians has increased. Between 2014 and 2024, you may see job openings for manicurists increase 6% (O*Net, 2016).

In Minnesota, the average salary for a nail technician is $24,520 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

You can use your skills in tons of different settings. You could work in a luxury nature resort overlooking one of Minnesota’s thousands of lakes or pick up the pace in a Twin Cities nail salon. If you are feeling entrepreneurial, you could even open your own nail salon in your community.

No matter what you hope for with your nail technology career, the path begins at a Minnesota nail school.


What Can I Learn at MN Nail Schools?

 At local nail technician programs, you get a fast-paced, in-depth introduction to important nail care techniques, tools, standards, and procedures. After you hit the books and learn the theory, you can put it to work by working with mannequins and clients. By the time you finish your training, you should have at least 350 hours of training behind you.

Plan on spending lots of time on the topics listed below.


Minnesota Nail Tech Training Topics

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Dermatology
  • Safety procedures
  • Cleaning and conditioning nails
  • Shaping and reinforcing nails
  • Coloring and enhancing nails
  • Artificial nail care
  • Clinical instruction and experience
  • Manicuring and pedicuring


MN Nail Tech License Requirements

 Completing your licensing exams is the next step in becoming a manicurist. You must submit your application and a $285 payment to the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. They ensure that you have the necessary education and allow you to schedule your exams.

Once you pass these exams, you become a licensed nail technician.

Find the Minnesota nail technician school that matches your learning style and career goals.

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Nail Technology Schools in Minnesota (alphabetized by city)
Rochester, MN

We are committed to provide a superior cosmetology education experience for future cosmetology professionals. We offer a vibrant clinic floor both salon and retail.
St. Cloud, MN

Model College of Hair Design offers the specialized training necessary to prepare you for a cosmetology career -- one that will present new challenges daily.
These schools also accept students from Minnesota (alphabetized by state, then city)
Fargo, ND

The Salon Professional Academy trains people for spa services including cosmetology, esthetics, and nails. We train students in critical skills to assure success in the salon.
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Bloomington, MN

Empire Beauty Schools have an excellent job placement record for our graduates, and provide career assistance...
Brooklyn Park-Fridley, MN

Welcome to Empire Beauty School in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. Located in the University IV Shopping Center, this school offers ample, free parking.
Hastings, MN

Hastings Beauty School offers a complete course in Cosmetology, which is the art and science of beauty care involving the care of the skin, hair, scalp and nails.
Minneapolis, MN

If you're looking for an opportunity to express your creativity and establish a solid professional career, look no further than the Aveda Institute- Minneapolis.

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