Nail Technology Schools in Delaware

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Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

32448 Royal Boulevard Suite A
Dagsboro, DE 19939

HNH Beauty Academy

1144 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design – Accredited

211 Louviers Drive
Newark, DE 19711
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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 Delaware

Delaware Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 300 education hours or 600 apprentice 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 Delaware is $23,900 ($11.49/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase for manicursts between 2018-2028 nationally.

Whether you are using decals, gel nails, polish, or straight pigment to create a look, there's no doubt that nail technicians are artists.

If you want to explore your creativity as a beauty professional, nail technology is definitely a path to check out.

State License Requirements

300 Education Hours OR 600 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

All licensing paperwork goes through the Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. They require at least 300 hours of conventional training or 600 hours of apprenticeship training.

Education Details

Licensed nail technician schools in Delaware can jumpstart your career and help you master essential techniques. At these schools, you learn from licensed instructors with years of experience. You can learn about terminology, theory, and Delaware law, but you also spend a ton of time practicing techniques on mannequin hands and real clients. The feedback you get as a nail student can make you a more confident manicurist and help you work more efficiently.

Topics Required at Delaware Nail Tech Programs

  • Disinfection and infection control
  • Safety and sanitation Anatomy and physiology of the hands, feet, and nails
  • Nail products Client consultation
  • Nail equipment, tools, and supplies
  • Nail service preparation Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Nail shaping
  • Exfoliation
  • Massage of the hands, feet, arms, and legs
  • Nail enhancement

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

The renewal fee is the same as the original licensing fee. Barbers, nail technicians, electrologists, instructors, and estheticians must renew their licenses by March 31 of even-numbered years. Cosmetologists must renew their licenses by October 31 of even-numbered years. Delaware does not currently require continuing education hours to renew your license.

Delaware Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Delaware

One of the most exciting parts of becoming a nail technician is the fact that you can use your DE nail tech training in so many different ways. Of course, you can explore job openings at hair salons, nail salons, and small beauty shops in malls. You can also take your career to social media! Sandi Ball is a nail artist who used YouTube to launch her career, quickly gaining over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and 16 million subscribers across other platforms (Business Insider, 2016). If you have a knack for creating new nail art looks and styles, why not build your brand while reaching potential customers? In Delaware, the average salary for a nail technician is $23,900 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Nail technicians often receive tips from clients, so your income may depend on how many clients you have and how well you meet their expectations.

Nail technicians groom finger and toe nails with manicures, pedicures, shaping, cuticle care, removing calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying polish. Before starting your career as a nail tech in Delaware you must complete the following:

  • 125 classroom hours.
  • 250 hours as an apprentice.
  • Pass written and practical exams.
  • Become licensed.

Contact the Delaware State Board of Nail Technology

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Nail Technology

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