Nail Technology Schools in Mississippi
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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 Mississippi is $25,550 ($12.28/hour). This is lower than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
- There is a predicted 8% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.
With artificial nails, an electric nail file, dozens of colors of nail polish, and a manicuring kit, you can achieve almost any effect on fingernails and toenails.
If you are serious about creating on-point nail art that fits any situation or event, you could start the career of your dreams by becoming a nail technician.
State License Requirements
Required to earn a nail technology license
You're done with nail school, and now it's time to contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology to get your license. When you submit your application documents, you must pay a fee of $233. They approve your application and set up your licensing exams. Passing exam scores are the final requirements in this process.
Don't rush into a school decision. In fact, this is such an important part of your future career that you should contact several schools in your area, talk to admissions advisors, and see nail schools in person before making your choice. To pursue licensure in Mississippi, you need at least 350 hours of education from an approved school. Licensed Mississippi schools provide thorough training on core topics.
Topics Taught at Mississippi Nail Schools
License renewal period
Continuing education required
Cosmetology licenses are renewed every 2 years in Mississippi. Cosmetology continuing education is not required for most beauty licenses in Mississippi. Cosmetology instructors must complete 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years to renew their licenses. A master cosmetologist needs 16 hours of continuing education to get the master license, and renewing this license every 2 years requires the completion of 8 continuing education hours. Electrologists require 30 continuing education hours. A regular license costs $50 to renew and a master license costs $70 to renew.
Mississippi Nail Technology Careers
Average yearly salary for nail technology in Mississippi
Once you take the plunge, how can you get started in the field of nail technology? Manicurists are hired at hair salons, nail salons, and spas all over Mississippi, so this skill can really take you wherever you want to go. A big part of working in nail technology is building a base of customers, so you may focus on getting your name out there and providing service that exceeds expectations while you fill your schedule. The sky's the limit in this field. You could open your own nail salon or rent a space and become self-employed. Currently, Mississippi nail technicians earn an average annual income of $25,550 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).
A viable job option for a trained nail technologist is working in a nail salon applying acrylic nails, silk wraps, manicures, pedicures, and gel nails. Another job option is entrepreneurship. A technologist can work from home, open a shop of her own, or open a mobile grooming company. A pleasing job outlook is in the forecast for trained nail technologists.
Contact the Mississippi State Board of Nail Technology
- 239 North Lamar Suite 301, Jackson, MS 39201
- Website: Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
- Email: Contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
- Call: 601-359-1820
- Fax: 601-354-6639