NAIL TECHNICIAN - LOUISIANA

Nail Technology
IN
Louisiana

With its Southern charm and huge festivals, Louisiana is a great state to get established in the beauty industry.

With your manicuring and pedicuring skills, you can give New Orleans visitors the best vacation they’ve ever had or get Mardi Gras performers glammed up for a show.

State License Requirements
500
Hours

With your education behind you, it’s time to move on to your licensing exams. You must pass a written exam, a state law exam, and a practical exam to get your nail technician license. All documents must be submitted to the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology with a $50 fee.

Education Details

At a local beauty school, you can get the background and training you need to make an impression in Louisiana salons and spas. To start the licensing process, you need to get at least 500 hours of education at an approved school. Most of your hours should be spent on hands-on training. Licensed Louisiana schools have to teach the mandatory topics below.

Courses Offered at LA Nail Schools

  • Physiology and anatomy
  • Nail composition
  • Chemistry of nail products
  • Sterilization, sanitation, and safety
  • Nail tools and supplies
  • Artificial nails
  • Natural nails
  • Manicuring techniques
  • Pedicuring techniques
  • Massage
  • Application, repair, and removal of artificial nails Infection control
  • Louisiana law
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
1 Year*
License Renewal Period

To become a qualified nail technician in Louisiana, your first step towards licensure is the right training program. After you complete a minimum 500 hours of training, you can proceed towards initial licensure. Once obtained, the fee to renew your nail tech license in Louisiana is $25. The deadline for renewal is every year by your date of birth. You will submit your fees with this renewal form to the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology. Like several other states, Louisiana does not require nail technicians to complete continuing education requirements.

Careers
$22,110
Salary
7.8%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Where would you like to work with your beauty degree? Are you at home in a fast-paced nail salon, taking care of several customers per hour and raking in the tips? Would you fit in at a luxury spa with high-end services and products? Or would you like to become self-employed and set your own hours? No matter how you would like to make an impression in this field, Louisiana nail training is the first step. Currently, the average salary for a Louisiana manicurist is $22,110 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). As you gain experience and make a reputation for yourself, your income potential and job outlook may change.

Working as a Nail Technician

The Job Outlook for a Nail Technologist in Louisiana appears to have plenty of room for growth. Nail Techs can expect little to no competition in the LA market. With a location quotient of 0.50 and an average annual wage of $22,110, Louisiana is considered to have a lower employment level for this occupation, hence the need for more people, as well as business owners, in this industry.

State board Contact Information

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology
11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone Number: 225-756-3404
Toll-Free Phone Number: 866-257-7901
Fax Number: 225-756-3410
E-mail: steve.young@la.gov

Contact the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology for help with additional questions about obtaining a Louisiana cosmetology license.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Louisiana that interest you below,

Blue Cliff College - Alexandria

1505 Metro Drive,
Alexandria, LA 71301

Program: Cosmetology

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. Blue Cliff College is committed to helping students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in their academic programs. The faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program offered, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College offers comprehensive career training and hands-on experience throughout the entire catalog of programs.  Below are the programs offered at Blue Cliff College's campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations): Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Cosmetology Diploma Dental Assisting Diploma Dialysis Technician Diploma Esthetics Diploma Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Diploma Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Diploma Massage Therapy (Diploma) ACCREDITATION: Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria*, Houma, Lafayette* and Metairie): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Note: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director. Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy License Numbers: Campus Location - License Number Metairie - E2290   For more information about the career training programs available at Blue Cliff College, or to schedule a tour of one of the campuses, simply complete and submit the online form and an admissions representative will respond to your request promptly. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Baton Rouge

2834 S Sherwood Forest Ste. A,
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Covington

1355 Polders Lane,
Covington, LA 70434

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Hammond

104 East Thomas Street,
Hammond, LA 70401

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute Lafayette

2922 Johnston Street,
Lafayette, LA 70503

Program: Cosmetology

Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students Come With A Dream, Train For A Career The AVEDA Institute was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup and total body wellness. Students are educated by professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills. Experience the AVEDA difference and start your journey today! • iPad Mini included in every kit • Digital curriculum offers 24/7 access • CampAVEDA immersion program • Salon tours & career fairs • License fees included • 8, 000 salons, spas, institutes and stores in 32 countries Why Aveda With over 30 years of nurturing beauty, environmental leadership and responsibility, AVEDA sources organic, plant-based alternatives to synthetic chemicals and packaging, providing high-performing, award-winning products that are good for professionals, our guests and the earth. AVEDA is the first beauty company manufacturing with 100% certified wind power. By committing to alternative energy sources we can all have an impact on the energy we consume and help lower our carbon footprint. Programs Offered Cosmetology Training Program Express your creativity and talent! Our Cosmetology program and master student phase incorporate theory with extensive hands on experience to provide you with a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. The Cosmetology course includes hair cutting, color, texture services, nail care, makeup application, business development, retail knowledge and the concept of gaining and retaining clients. Upon completion, students move on to the master student phase for intensive real-world training to hone their skills. Esthiology Training Program The AVEDA Institute's innovative Esthiology program offers students the opportunity to learn specialized techniques to balance and renew the skin, body and elemental nature. Hands-on clinical experience includes facials, waxing, makeup application, business development, wellness and retail knowledge. Upon graduation, participants will be prepared to take the state licensing examination, opening the door to a future as an esthetician. What They Say About Us "My favorite part about the AVEDA Institute is the level of growth I have experienced. This process began from day one with the specialized, individual attention I received from my educators. This attention has continued and I feel very comfortable being able to express myself in ways I didn't think possible. Now I'm very outgoing and have the confidence to perform all techniques I‘ve learned. So far this career is a really great journey and I enjoy being challenged at the AVEDA Institute, which has truly encouraged me to be the best "me" I can be."  - Kaitlyn, student Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
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Blue Cliff College - Lafayette

120 James Comeaux Road,
Lafayette, LA 70508

Program: Cosmetology

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. Blue Cliff College is committed to helping students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in their academic programs. The faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program offered, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College offers comprehensive career training and hands-on experience throughout the entire catalog of programs.  Below are the programs offered at Blue Cliff College's campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations): Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Cosmetology Diploma Dental Assisting Diploma Dialysis Technician Diploma Esthetics Diploma Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Diploma Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Diploma Massage Therapy (Diploma) ACCREDITATION: Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria*, Houma, Lafayette* and Metairie): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Note: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director. Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy License Numbers: Campus Location - License Number Metairie - E2290   For more information about the career training programs available at Blue Cliff College, or to schedule a tour of one of the campuses, simply complete and submit the online form and an admissions representative will respond to your request promptly. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  
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Blue Cliff College - Metairie

3200 Cleary Ave.,
Metairie, LA 70002

Program: Cosmetology

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. Blue Cliff College is committed to helping students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in their academic programs. The faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program offered, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College offers comprehensive career training and hands-on experience throughout the entire catalog of programs.  Below are the programs offered at Blue Cliff College's campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations): Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Cosmetology Diploma Dental Assisting Diploma Dialysis Technician Diploma Esthetics Diploma Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Diploma Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Diploma Massage Therapy (Diploma) ACCREDITATION: Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria*, Houma, Lafayette* and Metairie): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Note: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director. Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy License Numbers: Campus Location - License Number Metairie - E2290   For more information about the career training programs available at Blue Cliff College, or to schedule a tour of one of the campuses, simply complete and submit the online form and an admissions representative will respond to your request promptly. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  
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