Nail Technology Schools in Oregon

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Beau Monde Academy of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

2032 Lloyd Center
Portland, OR 97232

Bella Institute School of Cosmetology

4650 Southwest Griffith Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005

College of Hair Design Careers – Accredited

1684 Clay Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

Imani Institute Of Cosmetology

123 West 10th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Klamath Community College

7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Northwest College School of Beauty - Beaverton – Accredited

4200 Southwest Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005

Northwest College School of Beauty - Happy Valley – Accredited

8307 Southeast Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

Northwest College School of Beauty - Hillsboro – Accredited

1049 Southwest Baseline Road Suite E
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Northwest College School of Beauty - Medford – Accredited

2241 Tower East
Medford, OR 97504

Northwest College School of Beauty - Springfield – Accredited

3150 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477

Phagans School of Beauty – Accredited

622 Lancaster Drive Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

Phagans School of Hair Design – Accredited

11860 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Happy Valley, OR 97086

Phagans' Beauty College – Accredited

1565 Southwest 53rd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

Phagans' Central Oregon Beauty College – Accredited

1310 Northeast Cushing Drive
Bend, OR 97701

Phagans' Grants Pass College of Beauty – Accredited

304 Northeast Agness Avenue Suite F
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Phagans' Medford Beauty School – Accredited

2320 Poplar Drive
Medford, OR 97504

Portland Beauty Academy

8230 Northeast Siskiyou Street #102
Portland, OR 97220

Portland Beauty School

8230 Northeast Siskiyou Street 102
Portland, OR 97220

Summit Salon Academy - Portland – Accredited

8820 Southwest Center
Portland, OR 97223

Tanya's Beauty School

17175 Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway Suite A
Beaverton, OR 97003

The Salon Academy

8502 Southwest Main Street 400
Wilsonville, OR 97070
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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 Oregon

Oregon Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 600 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 Oregon is $28,880 ($13.89/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%.

What are you looking for in a beauty career? Do you want a flexible schedule, the freedom to explore your creativity and try new styles, along with room for upward growth? You may find what you're looking for in the world of nail technology.

Nail technicians work in almost every type of beauty setting in Oregon, adjusting to each client's personal style and preferences. If you're excited at the thought of dedicating your career to nail art, why not learn more now?

State License Requirements

600 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

All licensing paperwork goes through the Oregon Board of Cosmetology. They double check your training hours and collect a fee of $90. After you pass the written theory exam and the practical skills exam, you can get your nail technician license and see all of your work pay off.

Education Details

Finding the perfect school for your learning needs and your professional goals is the first step. After contacting local schools, try to visit as many as you can to observe classes and get a feel for how they teach. You can also see how their salon floor is set up and where they see clients. Licensed Oregon schools must cover the topics listed below while providing students with at least 350 hours of training.

Topics at Oregon Nail Tech Programs

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Client communication and education
  • Nail product chemistry
  • Preparation for nail services
  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Massage techniques
  • Exfoliation
  • Add-on services
  • Nail tips
  • Acrylics
  • Light-cured gels

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Oregon happens every 2 years at the end of the month of original licensure. Cosmetology licenses can be renewed online for $40, or in person or by mail for $45. Cosmetology continuing education is not required for most licenses, except for electrology and permanent makeup, as these careers are certified by a different board.

Oregon Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Oregon

Like many other parts of the country, Oregon has a booming beauty industry that continues to grow year after year. Nail technicians in this state report an average annual salary of $28,880 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). However, your income may fluctuate, depending on whether you work for a salon, become self-employed, or open your own nail salon. CareerOneStop predicts a 13% increase in job openings by the year 2026 (2020). Since nail salons are often open nights and weekends in addition to conventional daytime hours, you may be able to create a schedule that fits in with your other obligations.

A job option available to trained nail technicians working in nail salons, is healing weak and brittle nails with silk wraps and other nail fortifying treatments. Another job option is offering massages and manicures in beauty salons and day spas. For the independent spirit, venturing into the business world to open an independent nail salon or beauty salon is also a job option. Trained nail technologists can expect a bright job outlook according to the statistics.

Contact the Oregon State Board of Nail Technology

Health Licensing Office
Nail Technology

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