A nail technician performs manicures and pedicures on clients and works out of a nail salon to provide a variety of services to those interested in improving the appearance of their nails, such as shaping, polishing, filing, and more.
The art of performing manicures and pedicures involves a variety of skills that can be learned through an educational program at a nail technician school or cosmetology school. Studying at such a school is part of the requirements for becoming a licensed manicurist in the state of Massachusetts. A few schools in Massachusetts where these requirements can be met are
– Mansfield Beauty Schools in the Boston area
– Jolie Health and Beauty Academy in Ludlow
– Marinello Schools of Beauty in Northampton.
There are several additional cosmetology schools that offer nail technician programs in the state.
Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Massachusetts
In order to become a licensed nail technician in Massachusetts, one must first undergo at least one month of study that includes 100 hours of professional training at a beauty school that has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology. After completion of this requirement, an individual may apply for licensure with the Board of Cosmetology. The applicant will be granted licensure upon successful completion of an examination administered by the Board. Licensed manicurists can be employed at salons throughout the state, and licensure must be periodically renewed.
Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Massachusetts
A job as a nail technician in the state of Massachusetts can provide an individual with a great deal of opportunity and independence in his or her work. Nail technicians can work for salons in the state and expect to earn between $9 and $12 and hour. However, after some on-the-job experience, an individual may be able to increase his or her earnings by building up a clientele and possibly opening an independent salon in the future. Earnings for those who successfully open up their own salons can be quite high. The job market for nail technicians is expected to grow at about 17% through 2020. This is about as fast as the average projected growth for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
LIST OF ALL NAIL TECHNICIAN SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Ailano School of Cosmetology, Inc. – Brockton, MA
North Shore Community College – Danvers, MA
Beauty Creator’s Academy – Everett, MA
Rob Roy Academy – Fall River, MA
Fantasia Cosmetology Center – Farnham, MA
Henri’s School of Hair Design – Fitchburg, MA
Mafy’s Nails Academy – Holbrook, MA
Merrimack Valley School of Hair Design – Lawrence, MA
Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute – Lowell, MA
Cali For Nails Academy – Malden, MA
Rob Roy Academy – New Bedford, MA
Nail Techniques – Pembroke, MA
Rob Roy Academy – Taunton, MA
Bojack Beauty Academy – West Roxbury, MA
Cali For Nails Academy – Worcester, MA
California Nails Academy – Worcester, MA
Rob Roy Academy – Worcester, MA