Nail Technician Schools in Washington

There are a number of options for training as a nail technician in the state of Washington that you can explore. As a nail tech you can build a loyal client base that can make your career more rewarding.

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By finding the right program, you can prepare to use your creativity in a role that fits your personality. You can also learn how to manage a nail salon if you have aspirations to move up the chain of command and take on more responsibility. has everything you need to connect with schools in your area. We help students across the nation learn what to expect while they attend beauty school. We make it simple for you to connect with schools in Washington so you can compare programs in your area. Go ahead and contacts some of our featured programs to see how easy we make it to learn more!

Overview of Nail Technician Schools in Washington

During your training you can learn the latest techniques in nail application and design. When evaluating your options, make sure your instructors are professionals who have experience in the field. They can give you a real-world perspective and tips for dealing with the real world of nail salons. It’s also a good idea to ask if they have scholarships or other financial aid that can help with the cost of attendance. Even though nail school programs are cheaper than most 4-year colleges, you’ll want to make sure you save as much money as possible to avoid expensive loans.

Classes in most nail technician programs focus on:

– Creative design
– 3D nail art
– Safety and sanitation
– Business training
– And more!

Some of the schools to consider for nail technician programs in the state of Washington include:

– Evergreen Beauty College
– Victoria Academy
– Toni & Guy Academy
– Paroba College
– Gene Juarez Academy
– Gary Manual AVEDA Institute.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Washington

In the state of Washington, nail technicians must attend a licensed school in the first step of the licensing process. To obtain a license, nail technicians must also complete 600 hours of training and pass the Washington state board of cosmetology board examinations. Exams can be taken in Vietnamese, Spanish, or English, and training hours can be substituted with 800 internship hours.

Nail technicians moving to the state of Washington can also transfer licenses from other states under certain conditions. With a current license in another state, passing scores on the practical and written examinations from that state, an application, and a license fee, nail technicians can obtain a license in the state of Washington.

Nail technicians will be required to renew their licenses in Washington every two years. Continuing education credits and re-examination are not currently required, but renewal license fees do apply.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Washington

The largest concentration of jobs for nail technicians currently in the state of Washington is the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett metropolitan area. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics through the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are 2,000 nail technician positions in the state, with an average mean wage of $25,200.

Although many beauty schools do not offer nail tech programs, they do offer cosmetology programs that can help you achieve your goals. Pursuing a cosmetology education can also help you qualify for more career outcomes, including hair stylist, makeup artist and esthetician.

Contact several schools to compare the benefits of their programs with your goals in the beauty industry!

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Nail Schools in Washington

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Aesthetics Northwest Institute – Bellevue, WA
Bellingham Beauty School – Bellingham, WA
Victoria’s Academy – Kennewick, WA
Lacey Beauty College – Lacey, WA
Char-Glo School of Beauty – Moses Lake, WA
Hair Academy – Moses Lake, WA
Quality Beauty College – Olympia, WA
Chetta’s Academy of Hair & Naizs – Port Angeles, WA
Hair School – Port Angeles, WA
Angeles Academy of Hair & Nails – Port Angeles, WA
Cascade Beauty College – Renton, WA
Simply Couture Beauty College – Renton, WA
Academy of Cosmetology – Richland, WA
Anthony’s Beauty School – Seattle, WA
International Beauty College – Seattle, WA
Shelton Beauty & Barber – Shelton, WA
Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design – Spokane, WA
Spokane Community College – Spokane, WA
Clover Park Technical College – Tacoma, WA
Lincoln Beauty School – Tacoma, WA
American Beauty & Barber College – Tacoma, WA
Celebrity Beauty School and Salon – Tacoma, WA
Vancouver School of Beauty – Vancouver, WA
Academy of Hair Design – Wenatchee, WA
Elements University  Wenatchee, WA
Yakima Beauty School, Inc. – Yakima, WA
Sakie International College of Cosmetology – Yakima, WA