Hawaii Schools Offering Nail Technician Programs

For individuals who are creative and have an interest in the beauty and wellness industry, a career as a nail technician may be an ideal fit. In the State of Hawaii, a preparing for a career in nail technology typically begins when a student enrolls in a nail technician school. Education programs for aspiring nail techs generally include both theoretical and hands-on, practical coursework. Students in Hawaii must verify that the institution they wish to attend is recognized by the state as an accredited nail technician program.

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Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Hawaii

Upon graduating from a nail technician education program, aspiring nail technicians are required to pass a state licensing exam. When applying to take the exam, applicants will need to verify with the state that they have completed the required 700 hours of study, which is typically covered by attending and graduating from a state-approved nail technician school or institute. Hawaii does not currently require licensed technicians to complete continuing education in order to remain active; however, nail technicians must pay a $100 renewal fee every two years to keep their license up to date. It is important to note that Hawaii does not offer a reciprocity agreement to licensed nail technicians who come to Hawaii from other states. Upon showing proof of a comparable license that has been granted by the applicant’s home state, the applicant will then be required to take Hawaii’s licensing exam.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Hawaii

In Hawaii, manicurists and pedicurists earn slightly more than $25,000 each year on average according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top paying industries for nail technicians include department stores, shoe stores, traveler accommodation, physicians’ offices, and other healthcare offices. Most nail technicians are employed in the personal care services, amusement and recreation, traveler accommodation, health and personal care services, and retail industries. Working as a nail technician can be an excellent way to work closely with clients and teach them how to keep their hands and feet healthy. Nail technicians may also find a creative outlet in their careers, whether it be offering a unique, innovative style of manicure or by becoming an expert at creating nail designs for clients who desire to complement their overall look.

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Barbering Schools in Hawaii

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International School of Beauty & Esthetique – Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Nail Academy – Honolulu, HI
The Paul Brown Institute of Beauty & Wellness Technologies – Honolulu, HI
Island Spa, Body & Esthetics Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Maui Academy of Cosmetology  Kahului, HI
Big Island Beauty College – Kailua Kona, HI