Cosmetology experts who become licensed as nail technicians can use their creativity to provide clients with a wide range of services
If you have great concentration and you like keeping up with trends, the field of nail technology may be your chance to shine.
In Wyoming, if you want to work as a nail technician, there is a clear path towards licensure. First, you must complete at least 400 training hours through a licensed nail school. Then you must pass the state exam and apply for your initial license.
As a nail technician student, you have to learn the safe ways to do manicures, pedicures, and other nail care procedures. Maintaining high sanitation and hygiene standards allows you to protect your place of employment from possible fines and tickets. It is also crucial to have an up-to-date knowledge of nail techniques. Throughout your education, you should learn about different manicure, pedicure, and nail art techniques. After learning about the theory of each technique, you can then practice it in a variety of ways to build your skills.
Once you are licensed, you will renew every two years by your birthday. The renewal fee is currently $96, and due with this application for renewal. Wyoming does not require license holders to complete continuing education requirements between renewal periods.
One of the benefits of starting your nail technician career in Wyoming is the above-average range of salaries. The average salary for a Wyoming manicurist is $26,300 per year, which is significantly higher than the national average (O*Net, 2014). The future of this career seems to be stable in Wyoming. Through the year 2022, O*Net predicts a 7% increase in nail technician jobs throughout Wyoming (O*Net, 2012).
As you become more comfortable performing a range of nail care services, you should start thinking about where you would like to use your skills. There are many quick service nail salons that offer manicures and pedicures; they are often in malls, strip malls, or other traffic-heavy locales. Spas and salons are often in need of skilled nail technicians. When you jump into your role as a nail technician, it is important to be customer-centered. If you can listen to your customers requests and make them happen, you can quickly change one-time customers into loyal guests who come back to see you every two to four weeks.There is an anticipated 16% job growth in this occupation.
Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
Peter Hansen Building, East Entrance
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheynne, WY 82002
Phone Number: 307-777-3534
Fax Number: 307-777-3681
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wyoming State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Wyoming state cosmetology license.