Nail Technology

The field of nail technology is all about creativity, so if you pride yourself on your gorgeous nail art, French manicures, and perfect polish selections, this is definitely the career field for you

In Kansas, you can use your nail technician license to help clients maintain their artificial nails, strengthen their natural nails, relax with a mani-pedi, or primp for special events.

State License Requirements

Your application paperwork goes through the Kansas Board of Cosmetology, which also licenses cosmetologists, barbers, and other beauty professionals. You must pay a $195 fee to submit your application and take your licensing exams. After the Kansas Board of Cosmetology confirms your training hours, exam scores, and completed application, you can finally become a licensed nail technician.

Education Details

Nail tech programs are offered at beauty schools, community colleges, and technical schools, so you may be considering several different options. It’s good to check out all of the schools you are considering in person, since this gives you a feel for each school’s teaching style and their learning environment. Nail technician programs are quite short, since Kansas only requires 350 hours of education for licensure. As you become a confident and experienced nail professional, you should get lots of experience with mandatory training topics.

Courses at Kansas Nail Schools

  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Chemistry of products
  • Skin and nail structure
  • Artificial nails
  • Manicuring skills, techniques, and procedures
  • Pedicuring skills, techniques, and procedures
  • Business practices
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Kansas licenses expire every two years in the month of your birthday. You must renew your license by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew any type of beauty license is $45. Continuing education hours are only required for renewing permanent makeup artist licenses and cosmetology instructor licenses. As a permanent makeup artist, you must earn five CEUs during each renewal period. Cosmetology continuing education is always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

When you have a career you love, every day of work brings something new and exciting. This is great for you and your clients, since you can feel fulfilled by your work and your clients get the best service possible. While large cities like Topeka and Kansas City have the biggest variety of nail salons in this state, you may find that there is a need for nail technicians all over Kansas. Currently, Kansas nail technicians claim an average income of $26,640 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Nail Technician

Nail technicians care for a client's nails by way of doing manicures, pedicures, shaping the nails, grooming the cuticles, removing any calluses, synthetic nail treatments and applying nail polish. Before you become a nail tech in Kansas you must first complete the requirements.

  • Graduate from nail technician school.
  • Pass ErgoMetrics Exams.
  • Obtain and renew your license.

There is expected to be a job growth rate of 16% over the next 6 years.

State board Contact Information

Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66617-1139
Phone Number: 785-296-3155
Fax Number: 785-296-3002
E-mail Address:

Find the Beauty Schools in Kansas that interest you below,

Bellus Academy

1130 West Loop Place, Westloop Shopping Center
Manhattan, KS 66502

Program: Nail Technology

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