Nail Technician Programs in Wisconsin is here to help you find quality nail tech training, no matter where you live in Wisconsin. We build relationships with schools across the country to make sure we know what employers are looking for, and so we can give you the best advice while searching for programs. If you are ready to view results in your area, simply enter your zip code to the right and get started. You can also check out our featured programs below, or scroll down for a complete list of schools in Wisconsin. If you have a passion for beauty and enjoy making others look their best, contact the schools in your area to learn more!

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You will notice that many schools may not offer nail specific programs, but do offer nail training as part of a complete cosmetology program. We recommend learning about cosmetology programs because they can teach you a wider range of skills. Be sure to speak with several schools to find out which type of program will work best for you.

Some examples of schools in Wisconsin include:

– Gill-Tech Academy of Hair Design in Appleton, WI
– The Institute of Beauty and Wellness (Aveda School) in Milwaukee, WI
– Empire Beauty School in Green Bay, WI
– The Academy Waukesha – Paul Mitchell Partner School in Waukesha, WI

During the course of your training, you’ll learn the techniques and skills to pamper your clients. You’ll learn how to airbrush nails. You’ll learn how to apply tips, acrylics and gel nails. A part of your training will cover nail art and design. You may even learn hand and feet massage technique. Sanitation is also a portion of your education.

Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Wisconsin

In “ The Badger State,” you must have graduated from high school. A G.E.D is acceptable as well. Plus, you must be at least 18 years old. To be able to take the national exam, you must complete a 300-hour training program. The program must be completed in a facility that’s approved by the Department. The course mustn’t take less than seven weeks or more than 20. To obtain licensure, you have to take and pass the national exam, which is a two-part test.

Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Wisconsin

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that this beauty specialty will grow by 17 percent from 2010 until 2020. The median salary for a nail tech in WI is $21,700 per year. This averages out to be $10.43 per hour. These amounts do not reflect the amount of tips you’ll receive. Some of the higher paid nail techs make more than $31,380 annually in this state. You can choose to become self-employed as well, which will increase your salary potential even more.

Move ahead in your career by pursuing nail technician training in Wisconsin! Enter your zip code below to view results in your area today!

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Nail Technician Schools in Wisconsin


The Salon Professional Academy – Appleton, WI
The Salon Professional Academy – Eau Claire, WI
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College – Fennimore, WI
Academy of Cosmetology – Janesville, WI
Madison Cosmetology College – Madison, WI
Elite Nail School and Training Center – Madison, WI 
The Salon Professional Academy – Onalaska, WI
Basali Dermal Institute – Wauwatosa, WI