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Nail Technician Schools in Ohio

In your training to become a nail technician in Ohio, you can learn to shape nails, and apply various styles of nails using professional equipment. You can also channel your creativity in your consultations with clients, advising them what colors, designs and shapes will look best with their style.

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Find a Nail Technician School

The first thing you need to do is find a school that offers training in your area. You want to choose your school carefully and be sure to compare multiple programs.

Since you will literally be working within arms reach of your customers, you can enjoy personable communication with your clientele. If you have a social personality, becoming a nail technician can be a great way for you to let your personality shine through your work!

We work with several schools that can help you take the next step. Simply request information from schools in your area to learn more about their programs. Good luck as you continue your journey toward a new career in the beauty industry!

Nail Technician Licensing in Ohio

Here are the requirements to become a manicurist in the Buckeye State:

– You must be at least 16 years old
– You must have a minimum of a10th grade education
– You must have attended nail school at least 200 hours

Ohio cosmetology licenses are valid for two years. In order to keep your license current, you have to have 8 hours of continuing education per renewal period, and you must follow a series of steps. First, you have to get a renewal form, fill it out and turn it in. Then you have to pay a fee and provide proof of your continuing education hours. License renewals must be done by January 31 during odd-numbered years like 2011 and 2013.

If you are looking to start your own business, you will also need to keep a few things in mind. Home salons are legal, as long as they meet the state requirements, so make sure you do your research on that. Mobile salons, however, are not legal in Ohio. And, of course, you have to have a licensed manicurist present for each salon as a manager.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Ohio

Ohio is the 7th most populous state in the country. It has over 11 million people and has an incredibly rich history of hard working people. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2010 the annual salary for a nail tech in Ohio was around $24,000 before tips. There are many different places where experienced and well-trained nail technicians in Ohio can work. These places include salons, spas and self-employment venues of the nail techs own design (like in-home salons).

The world of cosmetology is a fast growing one full of beautiful nail stickers, nail jewelry, appliques and gorgeous advances in polish formulations and acrylic designs, so getting into a beauty school or nail school in Ohio can be the first step towards a fruitful and fulfilling career.

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Ohio Nail Technician Schools


Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture – Alliance, OH
Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture – Boardman, OH
Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture – Brunswick, OH
National Beauty College – Canton, OH
Eastern Hills Academy of Hair Design – Cincinnati, OH
Moore Universite’ of Hair Design, Inc. – Cincinnati, OH
Tri County Beauty College – Cincinnati, OH
Western Hills School of Beauty and Hair Design – Cincinnati, OH
The Cut Beauty School – Cleveland, OH
Miami-Jacobs Career College – Cleveland, OH
Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology – Africentric Program – Columbus, OH
Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology-South – Columbus, OH
New Directions Beauty Institute – Columbus, OH
Moler-Pickens Beauty College – Fairfield, OH
Akron Beauty School – Fairlawn, OH
Fairview Academy – Fairview Park, OH
The Artisan Center of Cosmetology, LLC – Findlay, OH
Fremont Academy of Cosmetology – Fremont, OH
Carousel Beauty College – Huber Heights, OH
Carousel Beauty College – Kettering, OH
Ohio State Beauty Academy – Lima, OH
Inner State Beauty School – Lyndhurst, OH
Valley Beauty School – Marietta, OH
Carousel Beauty College – Middletown, OH
Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture – Niles, OH
Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture – North Olmsted, OH
Hair in Motion’s Beauty Academy – Piqua, OH
Paramount Beauty Academy – Portsmouth, OH
Miami-Jacobs Career College – Springboro, OH
Carousel Beauty College – Springfield, OH
Century School of Cosmetology – Steubenville, OH
Tiffin Academy of Hair Design – Tiffin, OH
Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture (South) – Toledo, OH
Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture (North) – Toledo, OH
Miami-Jacobs Career College – Troy, OH
Ford Academy of Beauty Culture – Youngstown, OH
Darnell Institute of Cosmetology – Youngstown, OH