Nail Technology Schools in Michigan
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4390 Dixie Highway
Waterford Township, MI 48329
3498 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083
West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty – Accredited
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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- 400 education hours or 6 month apprenticeship 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 Michigan is $26,590 ($12.78/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
- There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is higher than the expected national growth of 10%.
The beauty industry has grown rapidly in recent years, making this the perfect time to learn more about different career options and find a specialty that fits you. If you are detail-oriented, good with your hands, and creative, you could be perfect for the field of nail technology.
Michigan spas and salons hire licensed manicurists to give clients high-quality manicures, pedicures, massages, and artificial nails.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a nail technology license
When you are ready to get your license, your next stop is the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They verify that you have at least 400 hours of training and administer two licensing exams. At this point in the application process, you must pay a $200 fee. When you pass your tests, you are ready to become a licensed nail technician.
Finding the right Michigan nail tech school is a big part of your future success. You want to attend a school that offers lots of hands-on experience, makes you feel comfortable about asking questions, and lets you work with real clients on a regular basis. It's helpful to contact multiple training programs, tour them, and make an informed decision. Licensed Michigan schools touch on the following essential topics in their curricula.
Courses Taught at Michigan Nail Schools
License renewal period
Continuing education required
To become a licensed nail technician in Michigan, you will have to meet the requirements outlined by the state. After you complete a nail training program that includes at least 400 hours, and pass the state exam, you can proceed towards your initial license. The fees for your application and renewal are spelled out very clearly on their website. The cost of your initial application will be $15. Your annual renewal fee is currently $24. If you renew late, they assess an additional $20 fee.
Michigan Nail Technology Careers
Average yearly salary for nail technology in Michigan
No matter what your unique nail technician talents are, you may make a name for yourself in Michigan spas, hair salons, and nail salons. If you are all about the latest trends, why not specialize in nail art and artificial nails? If you like helping clients feel special on their big day, learn more about doing nails for special events. By year 2026, demand for nail technicians may increase 13% in Michigan (CareerOneStop, 2020). Currently, nail technicians report an average salary of $26,590 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). As you build your reputation and become more skilled in difficult techniques, you may earn more in tips and boost your income potential.
Contact the Michigan State Board of Nail Technology
The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology can help you answer additional questions about obtaining a Michigan state cosmetology license.