NAIL TECHNICIAN - MISSISSIPPI

Nail Technology
IN
Mississippi

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
350
Hours (At Least 9 Weeks)

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.

Education Details

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

  • Business skills and salon management
  • Nail sciences
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Tips and wraps
  • Monomer liquid
  • Polymer powder
  • UV gels
  • Electric nail file use
  • Nail polish and nail art
  • Airbrushing
  • Nail embellishments
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

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.

Careers
$21,680
Salary
-7.6%
Job Outlook Decrease
Between 2012 - 2022

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 a mean annual income of $21,680 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Nail Technician

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.

Some of the most popular salons in Mississippi are:

State board Contact Information

Mississippi Board of Cosmetology
239 North Lamar, Suite 301
Jackson, MS 39201
PO Box 55689
Phone Number: 601-359-1820
Fax Number: 601-354-6639

For specific questions, please contact the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology directly for more information.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Mississippi that interest you below,

Blue Cliff College - Gulfport

12251 Bernard Parkway,
Gulfport, MS 39503

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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