Nail Technology Schools in Kansas
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Manhattan, KS 66502
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- 350 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 Kansas is $19,150 ($9.21/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.
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
Required to earn a nail technology license
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.
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
License renewal period
Continuing education required
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.
Kansas Nail Technology Careers
Average yearly salary for nail technology in Kansas
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 $19,150 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
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.