Nail Technician Schools in Illinois

Illinois Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

Train at Nail Schools in Illinois

 Nail technician schools in Illinois prepare a student to adapt to the demanding clientele of a modern, progressive city such as Chicago or any clientele for that matter. Students will gain confidence in providing manicures, pedicures, sculpting, nail art and wraps. Nail techs will know how to build their businesses by attracting and satisfying loyal clients.

Illinois Nail Training Requirements

Nail technician schools in Illinois provide the education that prepares students to pass the state licensing test, and begin a successful career as a nail technician. Nail tech students in Illinois will learn about the theory of nail care as well as the practical skills for giving manicures and pedicures. They will also learn the basics of salon sanitation and nail disorders. The Illinois Division of Professional Regulation requires students complete 350 hours of nail tech education. This education must take at least 8 weeks but no longer than 2 consecutive years. Nail tech students must be at least 16 years old and have an 8th grade education. If they do not have a high school diploma or GED, they must take an "Ability to Benefit" test administered by the Board.

IL Nail Technician Salary & Job Opportunities

Manicurists in Illinois receive the 5th highest average pay nationwide, at $26,720 average annual salary. They also have the 5th highest level of employment if all states in the country. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville metropolitan has the 6th highest number of jobs of any city in the United States, and Springfield has the 8th highest average pay of all cities nationwide, averaging $29,190. These salaries also do not include tips, so highly sought after manicurists can increase their take-home pay even more. Nail care technicians in the state can work in salons, spas, department stores, mobile nail spas, in client homes, at fitness clubs and boutique shops. "Nail parties" are also popular in the state. Chicago is one of the biggest tourism locations in the United States, so many nail technicians cater to the tourist industry as well as to the very high end clients in posh hotels.

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