NAIL TECHNICIAN - PENNSYLVANIA

Nail Technology
IN
Pennsylvania

Maybe your nail technology career will lead to high-end nail art designs in Pittsburgh or special event nail designs in Philadelphia. Perhaps you will find yourself in an upscale Pennsylvania suburb, working with busy professionals and working mothers.

No matter where you feel at home in the beauty industry, a nail technician license could be a great fit for you.

State License Requirements
200
Hours

After you meet Pennsylvania’s education requirements, you can apply for your license through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. They charge a total of $103 in fees, including licensing and examination fees. You receive your license after passing both mandatory licensing exams.

Education Details

By contacting local schools and getting more information on their programs and start dates, you may be able to find a training program that fits your schedule and your learning style. After you learn more about each school, consider touring them to meet instructors and find out how much practical experience each student gets. Pennsylvania has fairly relaxed licensing requirements, so you only need 200 hours of training at a local school to qualify for licensure.

What You Can Learn at Pennsylvania Nail Tech Schools

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bacteriology, sanitation, and sterilization
  • Professional salon management skills
  • Manicuring techniques and procedures
  • Pedicuring techniques and procedures
  • Artificial nail application, repair, and removal
  • Nail wraps, tips, and extensions
  • Advanced nail care treatments
License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

To become a licensed nail technician or manicurist in the state of Pennsylvania, you must start by completing a program that includes a minimum of 200 hours of training. You will also need to pass the state board exam to proceed to initial licensure. Once you have become a licensed manicurist in Pennsylvania, you will need to renew it every other year, with a deadline of January 31st. There is a fee of $35 for practitioners, and $55 for instructors. Pennsylvania does not require continuing education units between renewal periods.

Careers
$22,370
Salary
11.0%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

The sky is the limit in nail technology, so a better question is, “How do you want to use your nail care skills?” If you enjoy working and communicating with customers, you may like the laid-back environment of luxury spas and resorts salons. If you pride yourself on your productivity and your ability to work quickly, walk-in nail salons may be the place for you. Across the board, job openings for Pennsylvania nail technicians are expected to increase 11% by 2024 (O*Net, 2016). The average salary for a Pennsylvania manicurist is $22,370 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Nail Technician

Rendering services such as silk wraps, acrylic nails, pedicures, gel nails, and manicures in a day spa is a job option for trained nail technologists. Nail salon work is also an option. The final job option is one that’s always available: self-employment. A technologist may open a nail shop in a fixed location, or a mobile grooming company that travels to meet clients at their homes and businesses. Statistics say nail technologists have a propitious job outlook.

Some of the most popular salons in Pennsylvania are:

State board Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
One Penn Center, 2601 North 3rd Street
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone Number: 717-783-7130
Fax Number: 717-705-5540
E-mail Address: st-cosmetology@pa.gov

The Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer questions about obtaining a Pennsylvania license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Pennsylvania that interest you below,

Award Beauty & Barber School

26 East Antietam Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Program: Nail Technology

The Beauty Institute - Schwarzkopf Professional - Allentown

1921 Union Boulevard,
Allentown, PA 18109

Program: Nail Technology

The Salon Professional Academy, formerly Pruontos Hair Design Institute

415 D Orchard Ave,
Altoona, PA 16601

Program: Nail Technology

Beaver Falls Beauty Academy

720 13th Street,
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Program: Nail Technology

Chambersburg Beauty & Barber School

171 Cedar Avenue,
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Program: Nail Technology

Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy - Erie

930 Peach Street,
Erie, PA 16501

Program: Nail Technology

Bucks County School of Beauty Culture

1761 Bustleton Pike,
Feasterville, PA 19053

Program: Nail Technology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Hazleton

1057A North Church St.,
Hazleton, PA 18202

Program: Nail Technology

Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork

50 Ranck Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17602

Program: Nail Technology

The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center

130 Seventh Street,
Monessen, PA 15062

Program: Nail Technology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Philadelphia

9902 Roosevelt Blvd,
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Program: Nail Technology

Stroudsburg School of Cosmetology

100 North 8th Street,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Program: Nail Technology

Jolie Health and Beauty Academy - Wilkes-Barre

125 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Program: Nail Technology

Empire Beauty School - Lehigh Valley

1634 Macarthur Road,
Allentown-Whitehall, PA 18052

Program: Cosmetology

The Beauty Institute | Schwarzkopf Professional - Ambler

50 East Butler Pike,
Ambler, PA 19002

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

600 Turner Industrial Way,
Aston, PA 19014

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Hanover

Clearview Shopping Center, 1000 Carlisle Street,
Hanover, PA 17331

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Harrisburg

3941 Jonestown Road,
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lancaster

Wheatland Shopping Center, 1801 Columbia Avenue,
Lancaster, PA 17603

Program: Cosmetology

Lansdale School of Cosmetology, Inc.

215 W Main St,
Lansdale, PA 19446

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lebanon

Cedar Crest Sq, 1776 Quentin Road,
Lebanon, PA 17042

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

847 North Main Street,Suite 204
Meadville, PA 16335

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Monroeville-Pittsburgh

320 Mall Boulevard, The Plaza,320 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville-Pittsburgh, PA 15146

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Moosic

3370 Birney Avenue,
Moosic-Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA 18507

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - CC Philadelphia

1522 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia-Center City, PA 19102

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - NE Philadelphia

Knights Rd Shp Ctr, 4026 Woodhaven Road,
Philadelphia-Northeast, PA 19154

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - North Hills-Pittsburgh

4768 McKnight Rd,
Pittsburgh-North Hills, PA 15237

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Pottsville

396 Pottsville-St. Clair Highway,
Pottsville, PA 17901

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Reading

2302 N. 5th Street Highway,
Reading, PA 19605

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Shamokin Dam-Sunbury

30 Baldwin Boulevard, Suite 50,
Shamokin Dam-Sunbury, PA 17876

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Technical Institute

200 Sterling Ave ,
Sharon, PA 16146

Program: Cosmetology

Venus Beauty Academy

1033 Chester Pike,
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Springfield-Delaware County

Springfield Shopping Center, 799 West Sproul Rd,
Springfield, PA 19064

Program: Cosmetology

Laurel Business Institute

11-15 Penn Street,PO Box 877
Uniontown, PA 15401

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Mifflin-Pittsburgh

2394 Mountainview Drive, Century Sq Mall,
West Mifflin-Pittsburgh, PA 15122

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Wyncote

Cedarbrook Plaza,1000 Easton Road
Wyncote, PA 19095

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - York

2592 Eastern Boulevard, Kingston Sq Shp Ctr,
York, PA 17402

Program: Cosmetology

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