Vermont’s nail technicians learn airbrushing, nail art and design. A student also learns how to give manicures, pedicures and apply acrylics. Sanitation is important in the field, so a portion of your education will cover how to keep your tools well maintained and hygienic to prevent spreading bacteria or fungus from one client to another. The option to become a licensed cosmetologist is available as well. It not only gives you the ability to do nails in a salon, but you’ll be able to work in beauty shops as well styling and cutting hair.
Nail Technician Licensing Requirements in Vermont
To be eligible for a nail tech license and to complete your education, you must be at least 18 years old. You must possess your high school diploma or your G.E.D. If you choose to attend a nail technician program, it must last at least 400 hours. You may opt to complete an apprenticeship instead. This option requires you to have between 600 to 900 hours working under the supervision of a licensed nail technician. Your apprenticeship hours need to be completed in the course of six to 12 months. Students in Vermont will then be eligible to take the national exam, which is a written and practical evaluation.
Employment Outlook for Nail Technicians in Vermont
The average salary of a manicurist in VT is $23,810 annually, which is the same as $11.45 per hour, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This figure doesn’t take into consideration the tips you will earn. You can choose to work in a nail salon, spa or even in a mall. You also have the option to become self-employed and join the other 37 percent of nail techs who have already learned the benefits of being in business for yourself. Jobs for those skilled in nail care are expected to increase by 17 percent, denotes statistics provided the BLS.
LIST OF ALL NAIL TECHNICIAN SCHOOLS IN VERMONT
Academy of Cosmetology – North Bennington, VT
The Salon Professional Academy – Williston, VT