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Michigan Nail Technician Programs

From exciting cities like Ann Arbor and Royal Oak to beautiful suburbs like Rochester Hills, you can take your nail tech practice to a variety of great areas in Michigan.

Cities like Detroit are undergoing a revitalization and becoming a major point of attraction for artists, entertainers and other creative types. Plus, as a nail technician you can have a career that lets your personality shine through while you make others feel better about themselves.

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In Michigan, you are required to accumulate a total of 400 hours of instruction in order to become a nail technician. 

We work around the clock to find the schools and programs that will help prepare you for success. We also make it simple for you to request information from several schools at once without the hassle of visiting several websites.

Overview of Nail Technician Schools in Michigan

Many nail technician programs offer the same types of courses – but there can still be many differences between each school. For instance, one school may have several working professionals teaching courses, while another may not. Some schools teach business skills that can help students prepare to run their own salons one day.

Here are some common nail tech courses:

– Manicures & pedicures
– Acrylics
– Gel nails
– Nail Art
– Sculpting
– Safety and sanitation
– Customer service
– And more!

Be sure to discuss the courses offered at schools in your area to get a better idea of what you will learn. Every program is unique, so you will want to compare several programs before finalizing your decision.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Michigan

In Michigan, you are required to accumulate a total of 400 hours of instruction in order to become a nail technician. You will need to obtain these hours by completing coursework at an approved nail technician school in Michigan. You may be able to apply for reciprocity of an existing license by filing an application with the Michigan Board of Cosmetology. To pursue a nail tech license in Michigan, individuals need to be at least 17 years of age. They must also have a minimum educational level that is equivalent to the 9th grade in order to pursue a license in the state.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Michigan

The average salary for manicurists in Michigan is about $24,500 a year. There are only 760 manicurists throughout the state of Michigan. The BLS also anticipates that there will be a 25 percent increase in the demand for licensed manicurists in Michigan in the next 10 years. Those who wish to become manicurists will find plenty of employment opportunities in Michigan.

Find the right school & follow your dreams! Enter your zip code below to find out which schools offer nail programs near you. You may also want to consider a complete cosmetology program, which can teach you a broader range of skills. In addition to nail work, you could be a hair stylist, esthetician, makeup artist, and more with a cosmetology education.

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Nail Schools in Michigan


Adrian Beauty Academy – Adrian, MI
Beauty-Tech College  Adrian, MI
Scholar Cosmetology University – Ann Arbor, MI
Cosmetology University – Auburn, MI
Wright Beauty Academy  Battle Creek, MI
Brighton Institute of Cosmetology – Brighton, MI
Cadillac Institute Cosmetology – Cadillac, MI
Miss Katie’s College of Beauty – Canton, MI
School For Creative Hair Design – Coldwater, MI
Sally Esser Beauty School Inc – Dearborn Heights, MI
Renaissance Academy of Beauty – Escanaba, MI
U.P. Academy of Hair Design – Escanaba, MI
Fenton Academy of Cosmetology – Fenton, MI
Hair Force Academy Inc – Flint, MI
Mr. David’s School of Cosmetology – Flint, MI
Transitions School-Cosmetology – Flint, MI
Sharp’s Academy of Hairstyling – Grand Blanc, MI
BeautyStars Cosmetology College – Grandville, MI
Highland Park School of Cosmetology – Highland Park, MI
Houghton Lake Institute-Cosmetology  Houghton Lake, MI
Howell College of Cosmetology – Howell, MI
Booker Institute-Cosmetology  Hudsonville, MI
Excel Academies of Cosmetology  Kentwood, MI
Diane’s School of Cosmetology – Kingsley, MI
Excel Academies of Cosmetology – Lansing, MI
Grondin’s College of Cosmetology – Lapeer, MI
Mr Belas School of Cosmetology  Madison Heights, MI
Blue Water College of Cosmetology – Marysville, MI
Michigan College of Beauty – Monroe, MI
M J Murphy Beauty College – Mt Pleasant, MI
Daniels Hair Styling Academy – Muskegon, MI
Wright Beauty Academy – Portage, MI
Platinum College of Cosmetology – Shelby Township, MI
Virginia Farrell Beauty Schools – Southfield, MI
French Academy of Cosmetology – Spring Lake, MI
Taylortown School of Beauty – Taylor, MI
Michigan College of Beauty – Waterford, MI
Marketti Academy of Cosmetology – Waterford, MI