Los Angeles is home to 3.9 million Californians (Wikipedia, 2017). That’s 15.6 million potential mani/pedi hands and feet and roughly 78 million finger and toenails to be filed, clipped painted and reinforced. And those numbers are growing! No matter what numbers you settle on, with 10 percent projected growth in demand for nail techs nationwide, it’s a great time to start a career in the field.
Unsure how to become a nail technician? Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a helpful list below of LA nail tech schools, all of which you can request additional information from to learn more about their classes, enrollment, fees and more.
Finding the right Nail Tech School
Once you’ve answered the question “Is there a nail tech school near me?” take the time to read through the information you receive. Once you have, we recommend narrowing your list to the top two or three schools you want to personally visit. Even if you’re eager to sign up and get started, every institution is different in real life than on paper. For that reason, a nail tech school campus tour is the surest way to make the right choice.
While you’re there, pay attention to details that aren’t covered in the school’s promotional literature. Are instructors friendly? Do students seem to enjoy their coursework? Is the environment conducive to learning? Is the school modern enough to have the latest nail tech equipment? Choosing a nail tech school is a big step in your cosmetology career; making a careful, well thought out choice will increase the chances you enjoy a fulfilling education and a successful career.
Becoming a Nail Tech in Los Angeles
Once you’re licensed to provide professional manicures and pedicures, you’ll earn around $23,120 annually as a Los Angeles nail tech (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). For a quick look at the opportunities you’ll enjoy once you complete nail tech school, explore these LA-area salons and boutiques:
- Nail Service
- 936 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
- (213) 683-4823
- Neihule Salon & Spa
- 607 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
- (213) 623-4383
- Nail Place Downtown - LA
- 712 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- (213) 346-9791
Today personalization is the name of the game in nail styles. That doesn’t mean you can’t repeat the same design twice, but it does mean you’ll have plenty of opportunities to offer suggestions and try new techniques. You never know when inspiration will strike, so consider carrying a notebook in your free time to jot down ideas or images that you can tuck away for later use. Since LA is considered the "Creative Capital of the World” the artistic bar is set high. But don’t let a little competition dampen your enthusiasm. Study hard in school and master the techniques that will help you earn loyal clients. In no time you’ll be one of the many artists expressing themselves -- and beautifying their clients -- in The City of Angels.