Pennsylvania Nail Technology Schools

Maybe your nail technology career will lead to high-end nail art designs in Pittsburgh or special event nail designs in Philadelphia. Perhaps you will find yourself in an upscale Pennsylvania suburb, working with busy professionals and working mothers.

No matter where you feel at home in the beauty industry, a nail technician license could be a great fit for you.

You can explore Pennsylvania nail tech training options at

Check out our list of programs below and contact local options today.

How Can You Use Your Manicuring and Pedicuring Skills?

 The sky is the limit in nail technology, so a better question is, “How do you want to use your nail care skills?”

If you enjoy working and communicating with customers, you may like the laid-back environment of luxury spas and resorts salons. If you pride yourself on your productivity and your ability to work quickly, walk-in nail salons may be the place for you.

Across the board, job openings for Pennsylvania nail technicians are expected to increase 11% by 2024 (O*Net, 2016). The average salary for a Pennsylvania manicurist is $22,370 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Explore the Best Nail Schools in PA

 By contacting local schools and getting more information on their programs and start dates, you may be able to find a training program that fits your schedule and your learning style. After you learn more about each school, consider touring them to meet instructors and find out how much practical experience each student gets.

Pennsylvania has fairly relaxed licensing requirements, so you only need 200 hours of training at a local school to qualify for licensure.

What You Can Learn at Pennsylvania Nail Tech Schools

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bacteriology, sanitation, and sterilization
  • Professional salon management skills
  • Manicuring techniques and procedures
  • Pedicuring techniques and procedures
  • Artificial nail application, repair, and removal
  • Nail wraps, tips, and extensions
  • Advanced nail care treatments

Requirements for a PA Nail Tech License

 After you meet Pennsylvania’s education requirements, you can apply for your license through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. They charge a total of $103 in fees, including licensing and examination fees. You receive your license after passing both mandatory licensing exams.

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Nail Technology Schools in Pennsylvania (alphabetized by city)
Altoona, PA

Altoona Beauty School continually strives to update and improve our facility and curriculums to offer students the best education at an affordable price.
Altoona, PA

All of our instructors are thoroughly qualified to instruct and demonstrate the new techniques and styles of modern Cosmetology.
Chambersburg, PA

Serving Chambersburg and Tri-State areas for over 30+ years. You can become a licensed Cosmetologist in 9.5 months or a Professional Barber in 8.5 months.. Financial Aid Available to those who qualify. Job Placement Assistance.
Feasterville, PA

The school offers a comprehensive program, educating its students to work as Hairdressers, Estheticians, Nail Technicians, and Electrologists.
Hazleton, PA

The purpose of Jolie Health and Beauty Academy is to provide progressive, holistic education to individuals seeking employment in the state of Pennsylvania as licensed entry-level graduates in...
Lancaster, PA

The Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork in Lancaster, Pennsylvania provides countless opportunities for growth and fulfillment in the field of cosmetology, esthetics/skin care, and nail...
Meadville, PA

Our goal is to provide you with quality career education and to help you develop your talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career...
Monessen, PA

We have an obligation to create an educational atmosphere that will not only foster the highest standards of ...
Sharon, PA

Our goal is to provide you with quality career education and to help you develop your talents, skills, and knowledge for a sustainable career...
Uniontown, PA

We offer cutting-edge courses in hair styling, hair cutting, color, and esthetics. We also teach you the ins and outs of managing and owning a salon with...
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Thanks for your interest in Jolie Health and Beauty Academy! If you want to start a new career in the cosmetology industry, we can help you begin...
These schools also accept students from Pennsylvania (alphabetized by state, then city)
Hagerstown, MD

Award Beauty & Barber School has provided career training to students in Hagerstown, MD and Tri- State areas for over 60 years.

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