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Nail Technician Programs in Illinois

Illinois is a great place to pursue a career as a nail technician, since there are many employment opportunities available in dozens of thriving metropolitan areas throughout the state.

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Oakbrook, IL
Barbering / Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Sycamore, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oak Forest, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Des Plaines, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Springfield, IL
Barbering / Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

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Chicago, IL
Nail Technology
Lake In The Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Washington, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Prospect Heights, IL
Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Blue Island, IL
Nail Technology
Debutantes School – Accredited
Dekalb, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Schaumburg, IL
Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Oak Park, IL
Nail Technology
Oswego, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
I.M. Beauty School – Accredited
Glenview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Midlothian, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Centralia, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Hillside, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Waukegan, IL
Nail Technology
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Bourbonnais, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Ina, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Barbering
Effingham, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Skokie, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Ullin, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Harrisburg, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Lemont, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Stone Park, IL
Nail Technology
Calumet City, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Hair Braiding
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Barbering
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

A typical Illinois nail school will provide you with hands-on experience that will prepare you for your career and give you the business, interpersonal and trade skills you will need to be successful in this field. You will learn skills like nail tip design, overlay nail repair and nail removal techniques. Some of your future work duties will be cleaning, trimming, polishing, buffing your clients’ nails and even massaging your clients’ hands.

Nail technician schools in Illinois are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Illinois

There are three requirements to receiving your nail technician license in Illinois. First of all, you must be sixteen years of age or older. You also have to have a minimum of an 8th grade education. If you do not have a high school diploma or GED you must take an Ability to Benefit test administered by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. Finally, you have to have completed 350 hours of approved nail training. Picking out the right school is as important as picking out your career, so make sure to select a school that has a good reputation and that has both financial aid and job placement assistance as well.

If you have a valid license from another state, you don’t have to worry. You can obtain a license in Illinois without having to take the exam required. However, you do still have to renew your license, and in Illinois you must renew on the 31st of October during years that end in an even number like 2010 and 2012. Renewing your license requires you to complete ten hours of continuing education per renewal period.

Employment Outlook for Technicians in Illinois

Chicago is the third largest city in the country and the fifth most populous state. This means there is a great opportunity for people who are looking to enter the nail technician industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nail technicians in Illinois earn around $20 average annually plus tips. Chicago is a huge tourist attraction, and as a result many of the nail technicians in the city prefer to cater to the tourism industry as well as to other high end or high volume clientele bases.