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Nail Technician Schools in Tennessee

In Tennessee, a nail technician student can develop the skills employers and clients desire. Courses typically cover a broad spectrum of skills and techniques, including:

– Acrylics
– Gels
– Nail Artistry
– Sculpting
– Air brushing
– Manicures/Pedicures
– Safety & sanitation
– Business skills

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A portion of your training will cover sanitation. This will help prevent you from spreading fungus and bacteria from one client to another. Some schools make a point to educate students about business practices and ethics as well. Examples of schools in Tennessee include:

– Genesis Career College of Lebanon in Lebanon, TN
– Regency Beauty Institute in Chattanooga
– Aveda Institute Nashville in Franklin, TN

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Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Tennessee

The Big Bend State requires a person to be at least 16 years of age in order to become a licensed nail technician. Laws implemented by the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology deem it necessary for you to attend a course to obtain licensure as a manicurist. The training must last at least 600 hours and include both theory and practice in pedicuring and manicuring. The course must be approved by The Board. After training, you must complete a two-part examination consisting of a written test. Another part of the exam will be a practical examination.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Tennessee

The “Hog and Hominy State” ranks number three in the country for the top paying manicurist jobs. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the average nail tech makes $19,650 per year or $9.45 per hour (before tips), the average nail tech in TN earns $13.17 per hour or $27,380 annually (before tips). The BLS projects that the number of positions for nail technicians will increase by 17 percent, which is average.

Talk to schools in your area about how they prepare graduates for success. Enter your zip code below to request information and compare programs. We recommend discussing your goals with multiple schools to be sure you make the right decision!

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Tennessee Nail Technician Schools


International College of Arts & Beauty – Chattanooga, TN
Queen City College – Clarksville, TN
Franklin Academy – Cleveland, TN
New Concepts School of Cosmetology – Cleveland, TN
Principals of Success Beauty School – Hixson, TN
Carter’s Cosmetology College – Kingsport, TN
Knoxville Institute of Hair Design – Knoxville, TN
Reuben Allen College – Knoxville, TN
Tennessee School of Beauty – Knoxville, TN
Career Beauty College – Lawrenceburg, TN
Elite College of Cosmetology – Lexington, TN
Mason Academy of Cosmetology – Mason, TN
Southern Institute-Cosmetology  Memphis, TN
The Beauty Institute – Memphis, TN
Last Minute Cuts School of Barbering – Memphis, TN
New Directions Hair Academy – Nashville, TN
Nestle Beauty School – Paris, TN
Buchanan Beauty College – Shelbyville, TN
East Tennessee School of Cosmetology – Sweetwater, TN
Coffee County Beauty Academy – Tullahoma, TN