NAIL TECHNICIAN - NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nail Technology
IN
New Hampshire

Whether your clients prefer natural nails or artificial nails, the skills you develop as a nail technology student can make you a great asset to any New Hampshire nail salon.

If you’re ready to use your creativity and your eye for detail in a cool new beauty career, nail technology could use your skills. Explore your options in the beauty industry now!

State License Requirements
300
Hours
600
Apprentanceship

The final step to becoming a nail tech is getting your license. This process goes through the Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics. They charge a $30 licensing fee and require you to pass a written theory test and a practical skills test.There’s no better time than right now to start a new career.

Education Details

You can build the skills you need to succeed at New Hampshire nail tech schools. These programs are commonly offered at beauty schools, but community colleges and technical schools may also have this option. To qualify for a New Hampshire nail license, you need to complete at least 300 hours of training at an approved school. Most of your training must come from hands-on practice. Licensed NH schools cover the following mandatory topics.

Courses at NH Nail Schools

  • Sanitation and safety
  • Bacteriology
  • Professional ethics
  • Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Electric file use
  • Sculptured nails
  • Nail tips
  • Nail wraps
  • Gel nail application
  • Theory
  • Laws and rules
  • Massage
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology license renewal in New Hampshire happens every two years in the licensee's birth month. You must have submitted your renewal application by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner's license is $40. Currently, 28 hours of cosmetology continuing education is required for cosmetology instructors during each licensure period. Though continuing education is not required for most other beauty practitioners’ licenses, cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Careers
$25,770
Salary
10.3%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

New Hampshire has a beauty industry that serves state residents and the many tourists that come through New England every year. When you start out and you need experience, you could get plenty of practice in a walk-in nail salon that specializes in fast service. As you gain a reputation for great service and master your technique, you may want to to look at openings in resort spas and luxury day spas. Overall, this industry is growing a lot in New Hampshire. Between 2014 and 2024, job openings for manicurists are expected to increase 10% in New Hampshire (O*Net, 2016). Currently, the average salary for a New Hampshire manicurist is $25,770 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Nail Technician

Job options available to nail technologists are plentiful. Offering massages, manicures, and pedicures to salon and spa clientele is one job option. Offering manicures and pedicures in nail salons is also a job option. Nail technologists may explore entrepreneurship as well. Statistics reflecting the job outlook for nail technologists suggest that they have reason to feel optimistic.

Some of the most popular salons in New Hampshire are:

State board Contact Information

New Hampshire State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: 603-271-3608
Fax Number: 603-271-8889

Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Board’s website.

You can also contact the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics directly for more information or to answer your specific questions.