Find Nail Technician Schools in North Carolina

If you are thinking about becoming a nail tech, or looking for the right path in the beauty industry, we are here to help.

Take some time to learn more about the licensing requirements and career outlook for nail techs in North Carolina. Then quickly search for schools in your area.

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Find a Nail Technician School
You can either can opt for a training program that only focuses on becoming a nail technician, or you can choose a full cosmetology program that includes training in manicures and pedicures, among other relevant courses. In a nail program you should learn techniques used in giving manicures and pedicures, including how to do tips, acrylics, safety and sanitation, business practices, and more. We recommend comparing several programs just to be sure the learning outcomes match your professional aspirations.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in North Carolina

Before you can practice as a manicurist in “The Tar Heel State,” you must complete a training program. The course you choose must be at least 300 hours long. The program you choose must be approved by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetology. After schooling, you have to take the State Board Examination. You must earn a 75 percent or higher on the test to pass.

Nail technology courses can include:

– Manicuring
– Pedicuring
– Nail wraps
– Gel nails
– Nail art
– Tip application
– Business & management skills
– Safety & sanitation
– Customer serivice/consultation
– And more!

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in North Carolina

Statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that a nail tech in NC makes approximately $21,350 each year or $10.26 per hour. This figure doesn’t include the amount of tips you may earn for a job well done. This rate is slightly higher than the national average, which $19,650 per year. The BLS predicts this field will grow by 17 percent up until 2020. This growth rate is average for all jobs. Turnovers and new salons account for good job opportunities.

If there are not any nail tech schools currently listed for North Carolina, request information from our featured cosmetology programs that can help you prepare for a career as a nail technician.

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North Carolina Nail Technician Schools


Charlotte Nails Academy – Charlotte, NC
Dudley’s Beauty College – Charlotte, NC
Regina’s College of Beauty – Charlotte, NC
American Academy of Hair Styling  Gastonia, NC
Regina’s College of Beauty – High Point, NC
Dudley Cosmetology University – Kernersville, NC
Reginas College of Beauty – Monroe, NC
Artistic Academy – North Wilkesboro, NC
Mr. David’s School of Hair Design – Wilmington, NC
Miller-Motte College – Wilmington, NC