Nail Technology Schools in Alabama

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Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology – Accredited

205 Saraland Boulevard US Highway 43
North Saraland, AL 36571

Alabama School of Nail Technology & Cosmetology - Jackson – Accredited

202 Commerce Street
Jackson, AL 36605

Beverly's Beauty Institute – Accredited

1901 Wise Drive
Dothan, AL 35501

Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36606

Blueprint Hair Academy – Accredited

1580 Sparkman Drive Northwest #204
Huntsville, AL 35816

Dreamer's School of Cosmetology – Accredited

844 Highway 31 Suite E
Alabaster, AL 35816

Haircare Resource Institute – Accredited

1879 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, AL 35235

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35503

Lurleen B Wallace Community College

1000 Dannelly Boulevard
Andalusia, AL 35660

Ms. Ivory's International School of Cosmetology, Esthetics, & Nail Technology – Accredited

500 Gene Reed Road Suite 115
Birmingham, AL 35234

Salon 34 Too Beauty Academy – Accredited

3258 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 35203

School of Nail Technology - Birmingham

802 12th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35405

Shelton State Community College

9500 Old Greensboro Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35208

Transitions Technical College – Accredited

6005 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL 35401

Wallace State

801 Main Street Northwest
Hanceville, AL 35244

Winonah School of Cosmetology – Accredited

1870 Chace Drive Suite 140
Hoover, AL 36571
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Manicurist in Alabama

Alabama Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 750 education hours or 1,200 apprentice house 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 Alabama is $22,410 ($10.78/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 9% job increase between 2016–2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

If you spend your free time stamping, sponging, and dotting your nails to perfection, a career in nail technology could be in your future.

As a licensed nail technician, you can provide clients with manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, and nail art for special events.

State License Requirements

750 Education Hours or 1,200 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

After you finish a thorough nail technology training program and have turned 16 and passed the 10th grade or equivalent, you can register to take your licensing exams through the Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. Before you can submit your applications and take your tests, you must pay $235 in testing and license fees. Finally, the board verifies your test scores and rewards your hard work with a nail technician license.

Education Details

Whether you can already create dozens of nail art designs or this is your first time looking into nail care, training is crucial. In fact, it is a required part of licensure in Alabama. Nail tech schools in AL must provide at least 750 hours of training. If you go the apprenticeship route, you need at least 1200 hours of training.

Courses Taught at Nail Schools in AL

  • Bacteria, disinfection, and infection control
  • Sanitation and sterilization in salon settings
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and nails
  • Nail diseases and disorders
  • Nail products, including chemistry of products
  • Client consultation and professional image
  • Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Acrylic nail application, repair, and removal
  • Other topics as chosen by instructor

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Nail technology licenses in Alabama must be renewed every two years during odd-numbered years by the last day of your birth month. No continuing education hours are required for other standard beauty practitioner licenses in Alabama as long as your cosmetology license is renewed on time. If your license is expired for three or more years, you must re-take the practical exam. The cost is $80 to renew on time, or $130 if you are renewing late. Alabama recently began allowing online renewals.

Alabama Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Alabama

This is a great time to get started in the beauty industry. Demand for beauty professionals is growing throughout Alabama, so you may use your training and skills to wow clients with your work. There are tons of work settings, from hair salons and spas to quick-service nail salons. You may even become an entrepreneur by opening your own nail shop. In Alabama, demand for manicurists is expected to increase 9% by the year 2026 (CareerOneStop, 2020). Currently, the average salary for a nail technician is $22,410 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Nail technicians care for nails by doing manicures, pedicures, shaping nails, grooming cuticles, removing calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying polish. To become a nail tech in Alabama you must follow through with these steps:

  • Complete a nail technician/manicurist program
  • Apply for a license.
  • Pass a written exam.
  • Pass a practical exam.
  • Start your career and maintain your license.

You can jumpstart your career as a nail technician in any of Alabama's salons such as:

Contact the Alabama State Board of Nail Technology

Alabama Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
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