Kentucky Nail Technician Schools

If you are interested in nail care, creativity, and design, consider a profession as a nail technician practitioner, salon owner, nail instructor, or entertainment nail technician. Trained, skilled nail technicians have many options in Kentucky for positions, and quality training is available in a variety of schools and academies.

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Although it can be difficult to find schools that offer nail-specific training, there are many cosmetology programs in Kentucky that offer training in nails and other areas. can help you find the right program in your area. Just enter your zip code below to view results in your area! We recommend contacting multiple schools to be sure you choose the right one for you!

Overview of Nail Technician Schools in Kentucky

With a number of locations throughout Kentucky, Empire Beauty School provides several options for students looking for training in nail technology. The Salon Professional Academy, Ashland School of Beauty, PJ’s College of Cosmetology, Head’s Beauty School, and Somerset Beauty College are other options, and several other academies are located throughout the state as well. Students in nail technician programs across the state of Kentucky are able to take courses that help to prepare them for positions as practicing nail technicians, working on actual clients to gain the skills and training needed for a successful career. Opportunities to learn business functions and operations for entrepreneurship in salon ownership and techniques in management are also offered through several of the school options.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Kentucky

To be licensed in the state of Kentucky, nail technicians must have a minimum of 600 training hours. The training can be completed through an apprenticeship. The minimum education required to be licensed as a nail technician in Kentucky is a high school diploma. Once training has been completed and the education requirement is met, nail technicians in Kentucky must pass a state issued licensing examination, administered by the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. Additional requirements also apply for applicants from out of state, salon owners, and nail technology instructors. After initialing receiving a license, nail technicians are not required to maintain continuing education in order for license renewal. However, licenses must be renewed each year and a renewal fee does apply.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on manicurists and pedicurist positions, the average annual salary for nail technicians across the United States is $19,650 per year with an average rate of growth for employment. In Kentucky, the annual average salary is higher than the national average at $24,440 with approximately 200 current positions.

Although it can be difficult to find nail specific schools in Kentucky, there are several cosmetology programs that can teach you nail tech skills. Contact the schools below to find out how you can get the training you need!

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Nail Schools in Kentucky

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Ashland School of Beauty – Ashland, KY
P J’s College of Cosmetology – Bowling Green, KY
Durham Beauty School – Danville, KY
Trend Setter’s Academy-Beauty – Elizabethtown, KY
J & M Academy of Cosmetology – Frankfort, KY
Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology – Harlan,KY
Pat Wilson’s Beauty College – Henderson, KY
Marvel’s Academy of Cosmetology Arts – Hopkinsville, KY
Lexington Beauty College Inc  Lexington, KY
Trend Setters’ Academy-Beauty – Louisville, KY
P J’s College of Cosmetology – Louisville, KY
P J’s College of Cosmetology – Louisville, KY
Head’s Beauty College – Madisonville, KY
Collins School of Cosmetology – Middlesboro, KY
Tri-State Beauty Academy Inc – Morehead, KY
Ezell Cosmetology School – Murray, KY
Barrett & Co School-Hair Design – Nicholasville, KY
Eastern School of Hair Design – Richmond, KY
Bellefonte Academy of Beauty – Russell, KY
Somerset Beauty College Inc – Somerset, KY
Nu-Tek Academy of Beauty – Sterling, KY
Jenny Lea Academy – Whitesburg, KY