Nail Technology Schools in Louisiana

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1505 Metro Drive Suite I
Alexandria, LA 71301

(318) 445-2778
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

120 James Comeaux Road
Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 269-0620
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

3908 Veterans Memorial Boulevard Suite A
Metairie, LA 70003

(504) 456-3141
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training, Continuing Education

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Avery James School of Cosmetology – Accredited

2948 Ryan Street Lake
Lake Charles, LA 70601

BELBO Beauty Institute - Shreveport – Accredited

1141 Shreveport Barksdale Highway
Shreveport, LA 71105

Celebrity Stylist Beauty Barber School – Accredited

3220 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Celebrity Stylist Beauty School – Accredited

3138 Louisville Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Cloyd's Beauty School - Monroe – Accredited

2514 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71294

Cloyd's Beauty School - West Monroe – Accredited

603 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71294

Delgado Community College - Sidney Collier Site – Accredited

3727 Louisa Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

John Jay Beauty College – Accredited

2844 Tennessee Avenue
Kenner, LA 70062

LaSalle Tech - Baton Rouge – Accredited

5921 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70836

LaSalle Tech - Houma – Accredited

300 Howard Avenue
Houma, LA 70363

My Le's Beauty College - Gretna – Accredited

601 Terry Parkway Suite A
Gretna, LA 70056

Omega Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

229B South Hollywood Road
Houma, LA 70360

Opelousas School of Cosmetology – Accredited

529 East Vine Street
Opelousas, LA 70570

Pat Goins Beauty Schools – Accredited

7460 Youree Drive Suite 130
Shreveport, LA 71105

Pineville Beauty School – Accredited

1008 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360

Richport Technical College – Accredited

5921 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70836

Stevensons Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

401 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70114
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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 Louisiana

Louisiana Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 1 year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Louisiana is $20,460 ($9.84/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists nationally.

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 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

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

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

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.

Louisiana Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Louisiana

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 $20,460 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). As you gain experience and make a reputation for yourself, your income potential and job outlook may change.

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 $20,460, 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.

Contact the Louisiana State Board of Nail Technology

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology
Nail Technology

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