Nail Technology Schools in Wisconsin

Browse our directory of nail technology schools in Wisconsin, or skip ahead to learn about the state's nail technology licensing requirements and job outlook.

Browse All Nail Technology Schools in Wisconsin

For School Owners

Don't see your school listed? Want to discuss becoming a featured school in the directory? Contact us to learn more.

353 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

940 Hansen Road
Ashwaubenon, WI 54304

(920) 455-5259
Cosmetology, Nail Technology

327 East Saint Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

Find Cosmetology Schools Near You

Academy of Beauty Professionals – Accredited

525 Westhill Boulevard
Appleton, WI 54914

Academy of Beauty Professionals – Accredited

2575 West Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

Advanced College of Cosmetology – Accredited

25 West Main Street
Waupun, WI 53963

Chanell Ardor Schools of Beauty and Culture – Accredited

1810 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53713

Elite Nail School

1719 Thierer Road
Madison, WI 53704

First Class Cosmetology School – Accredited

306 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

Moraine Park Technical College

235 North National Avenue
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935

State College of Beauty Culture – Accredited

1930 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

The Professional Hair Design Academy – Accredited

3408 Mall Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

3701 80th Street Suite B
Kenosha, WI 53142

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

566 Theater Road
Onalaska, WI 54650

Waukesha County Technical College

800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Accredited School

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.

Nail Technology Schools Near Me

Check out the Nail Technology schools these cities in Wisconsin have to offer.

How to Become a Manicurist in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Nail Technology Careers At a Glance
  • 300 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 4 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for manicurists in Wisconsin is $31,970 ($15.37/hour). This is higher than the national average of $25,770 ($12.39/hour).
  • There is a predicted 6% job increase between 2016-2026 for manicurists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 10%.

With the right nail technician training in Wisconsin, you can be working at a salon, such as Happy Nails and Spa, in just a matter of months. Or, if you would rather own your own salon, then you should start seeking cosmetology school nail programs that include salon management and business courses. With the right mix of passion, persistence, and inspirational instruction, you can achieve your goal of becoming a nail artist in this state. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about finding beauty schools in Wisconsin.

After you read the information laid out here about nail tech training in Wisconsin, use the search box at the top of this page. Or you can simply browse the school listings below to see your options laid out. Each school you contact can help you understand what to expect as far as cost, time of completion, and other aspects of training. Our passion is helping students like yourself succeed in the beauty industry. So be sure to let us know when you complete your training, and share your story of success with us!

State License Requirements

300 Education Hours

Required to earn a nail technology license

The State of Wisconsin requires nail technicians to complete a minimum of 300 hours of training to obtain their license.

Education Details

Becoming a nail technician in Wisconsin starts with the right set of courses that blend technical knowledge and creative skills. Many programs can also help you develop strong customer service and management skills that can help you excel in this occupation. We recommend looking closely at all the course options available near you to make the best decision.

Nail tech courses may cover:

  • Safety and sanitation
  • Extensions and wraps
  • Bacteriology
  • Nail design
  • Hygiene

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

4 Hours

Continuing education required

Once you earn your license you will need to renew it by March 31st of odd-numbered years. The fee for renewal is $82. If you pay after the deadline, your fee will increase to $107. License holders are required to complete 4 hours of continuing education training between each renewal period. When you compare nail tech programs in Wisconsin, be sure to ask how they help prepare students for this training and licensing process.

Wisconsin Nail Technology Careers


Average yearly salary for nail technology in Wisconsin

Nail technologists are responsible for maintaining the appearance through grooming of a client's fingernails and toenails with manicures, pedicures, shaping, cuticle care, callus removal, synthetic nail treatments and nail polish application. In order to become a nail tech in Wisconsin you must:

  • Complete formal manicurist education and training
  • Pass the theory and practical examinations.
  • Apply for your license and keep it current.

Contact the Wisconsin State Board of Nail Technology

Department of Safety and Professional Services
Nail Technology

How to Become a Nail Technician in Your State