Nail Technology Schools in Alaska

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Alaska Nail Academy – Accredited

324 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99503

Glenda's Training Center – Accredited

2061 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Wasilla, AK 99654

Shear Fire Design – Accredited

1012 South Colony Way
Palmer, AK 99645

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How to Become a Manicurist in Alaska

Alaska Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 12 education 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 Alaska is $22,360 ($10.75/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 4% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

From the classic single-polish design to French manicures and half-moons, the field of nail technology covers hundreds of techniques and designs.

Ready to start a beauty career that lets you explore your natural creativity? Nail technology is the beauty specialty for you.

State License Requirements

12 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

To provide manicures and pedicures in Alaska, you need a nail technician license. This license requires 250 hours of education from an approved Alaska beauty school. You must pass a written test and a practical test, both of which have a $60 exam fee. When you submit your application, you must also pay a $150 application fee and a $180 licensing fee.

Education Details

Attending an Alaska nail tech school is the first step in your journey. As an aspiring student, you can attend a local beauty school or technical college to complete your required 250 hours of training. You may attend school full-time, which allows you to complete your training in a matter of weeks. As you learn about different cosmetology theories and terms, you focus on improving your skills by working with clients and mannequins. Mandatory topics guide the content of your program.

AK Nail Tech School Courses

  • Safety and sanitation for clients and nail technicians
  • Anatomy and physiology of the hands, feet, arms, and legs
  • Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Use of artificial nail products
  • Alaska cosmetology laws

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Alaska licensees must renew their licenses every odd-numbered year by the end of August. It costs $140 to renew a nail technician specialist license as long as you renew by the due date. The cost goes up to $180 after August 31. Advanced manicurist endorsement renewal costs an additional $60.

Alaska Nail Technology Careers

$22,360

Average yearly salary for nail technology in Alaska

You may be wondering how you can use a nail technician license in Alaska. The skills you learn in nail technician schools can be used in lots of different ways, so you can get creative with your career path. If you do your best work while developing nail art designs and pushing the limits, you may play with new ways to create different effects and styles on real and artificial nails. If you prefer a consistent base of clients that you see every couple weeks, you may focus on giving the best manicure in your city. This is an excellent time to explore your options in Alaska, since job openings for nail technicians may increase 4% between 2016 and 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020). The average salary for a nail technician in the state is $22,360 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Nails are groomed by a nail technologist with manicures, pedicures, nail shaping, cuticle care, callus removal, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. These are the requirements to becoming a nail tech in Alaska.

  • Complete an approved manicurist course.
  • Apply for an Alaska manicurist license.
  • Add an advanced manicurist endorsement to your license.
  • Maintain your license.

Contact the Alaska State Board of Nail Technology

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