Nail Technology Schools in Vermont

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Stafford Signature School of Cosmetology – Accredited

8 Stratton Road Suite 100
Rutland, VT 05701
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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 Vermont

Vermont Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 400 education hours or 600 apprentice 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 Vermont is $36,130 ($17.37/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 10% job increase for manicursts between 2018-2028 nationally.

When you shake someone's hand, what is the first thing you notice? You likely notice the shape of their hands. You may notice if they are tough or soft and how well the nails are maintained.

That's where nail technicians come in. By becoming a nail technician in Vermont, you can help people take care of their appearance and send off the right vibe.

State License Requirements

400 Education Hours OR 600 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

Before you can start experimenting with nail art and other types of nail technology, you must be well-educated in all aspects of nail care. Your instructors may teach you the different parts of the nail, nail growth patterns, and how to make nails stronger. Once your theoretical education is over, you can start learning specific techniques. You may learn how to give manicures, how to give pedicures, and how to create various types of nail art. Throughout your program, you may work with mannequin hands and real customers.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Cosmetology license renewal in Vermont happens every two years on November 30 in odd-numbered years. The cost to renew a cosmetology license is $130. The Board sends out renewal reminders in October. Vermont requires 24 cosmetology continuing education hours to renew instructor licenses. Six of these hours must be in the art of teaching, and the rest should be in your field of study. However, CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Vermont Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Vermont

Overall, the job outlook for manicurists and pedicurists is positive. This shows how important beauty is to the population as a whole. Per CareerOneStop, job openings for manicurists and pedicurists are expected to increase by 10% through 2028. Reported salaries in Vermont tend to be fairly impressive. The average nail technician in the state earns $30,800 per year, and the highest-paid nail technicians earn more than $36,130 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).

Once you complete your education and get out into the cosmetology industry, you can find out what it's really like to be a nail technician. You may have to be flexible in your schedule, as you may have scheduled clients and walk-ins. You must accommodate them both. It is also crucial to communicate with your clients, understand what they want, and know how to give it to them. This may include coming up with nail art designs, working with patients with particularly sensitive skin, or creating designs for special occasions.

Contact the Vermont State Board of Nail Technology

Vermont Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
Nail Technology

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