Nail Technology Schools in Michigan

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31739 John R Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

23125 Ecorse Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

4390 Dixie Highway
Waterford Township, MI 48329

(248) 618-6394
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

3498 Rochester Road
Troy, MI 48083

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

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Bayshire Beauty Academy

148 North State Street
Caro, MI 48723

Bayshire Beauty Academy - Bay City – Accredited

917 Saginaw Street
Bay City, MI 48708

Bayshire Beauty Academy - Saginaw

3132 Boardwalk Drive
Saginaw, MI 48603

Beautiful Luxe School of Cosmetology

2084 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Brighton Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

10543 Citation Drive
Brighton, MI 48116

Charm Beauty School – Accredited

25050 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Creative Hair School of Cosmetology – Accredited

4205 Miller Road Suite 45023
Flint, MI 48507

Dymond Designs Beauty School – Accredited

3300 East Jefferson Suite 450
Detroit, MI 48027

Elevate Salon Institute - Royal Oak – Accredited

4050 Crooks Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Epiphany Advanced Academy

3997 East M-72
Williamsburg, MI 49690

French Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

111 West Exchange Street Suite A
Spring Lake, MI 49456

Hair It Iz The Beauty School

19320 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48219

Hillsdale Beauty College - Coldwater

440 Marshall Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Hillsdale Beauty College - Hillsdale – Accredited

64 Waldron Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

L'Esprit Academy - Canton – Accredited

42083 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187

L'Esprit Academy - Royal Oak – Accredited

501 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067

M. J. Murphy Beauty College – Accredited

201 West Broadway Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Michigan College of Beauty - Monroe – Accredited

1020 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161

Michigan College of Beauty - Waterford – Accredited

5620 Dixie Highway
Waterford, MI 48329

Mosley School of Cosmetology – Accredited

4454 Breton Road Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Mott Community College

1401 East Court Street
Flint, MI 48503

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

P&A Beauty School – Accredited

12001 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48204

Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes – Accredited

2950 Lapeer Road
Port Huron, MI 48060

PM School Cosmetology Arts Sciences

1625 Sheridan Road
Escanaba, MI 49829

Protege Academy - East Lansing – Accredited

4960 Northwind Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

Protege Academy - Mt. Pleasant – Accredited

4884 East Pickard Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Southwest Michigan Beauty Shool – Accredited

703 South Centerville Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Stricker Cosmetology & Esthetics

877 West Midland Road
Auburn, MI 48611

Tulip City Beauty School

7321 Heritage Square Drive
Holland, MI 49423

Twin city beauty college

920 Hastings Street Suite D
Traverse, MI 49686

Unlimited Beauty Institute

27170 Grand River Redford
Redford, MI 48240

West Michigan College of Barbering and Beauty

3200 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Wright Beauty Academy

1555 West Columbia Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49015
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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 Michigan

Michigan Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 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

400 Education Hours OR 6 Month Apprenticeship

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.

Education Details

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

  • Hygiene and sanitation
  • Salon management
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nail disorders
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Chemistry and occupational health
  • Artificial nails
  • Nail extensions
  • Nail repair

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

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

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology can help you answer additional questions about obtaining a Michigan state cosmetology license.

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