Nail Technician Schools in Virginia

Virginia Beauty and Cosmetology Schools

Train at Nail Schools in Virginia

As a nail tech graduate from one of the nail technician schools in Virginia, you could find yourself working at a nail salon, hair salon, beauty parlor or even open your own business among other options. Many women and men count on nail techs to help them unwind after a long day or work week, or to get them looking their best on a day-to-day basis or for special events. If you’re creative, enjoy meeting and talking to new people, and love helping people look and feel their best, why not begin a career as a manicurist?

Virginia Nail Training Requirements

Manicuring or nail technology is growing as a career faster than most other professions. It is estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that the field of nail technology will grow by about 18% by 2020. To become a nail tech in Virginia, a student must complete a 275 hour approved training program. The option for a 2000-hour apprenticeship was also added in a September 2011 law update. After training, students take the national Nail Tech written and practical exams. The Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology awards the nail tech license once the exams have been completed and passed 

VA Nail Technician Salary & Job Opportunities

In Virginia, many nail techs work in the tourism industry, including high-end hotels and resorts. Near Washington D.C. there are many opportunities for boutique and designer nail shops. Professional spas and salons are frequent job locations for nail techs. Virginia allows manicurists to have nail boutiques in their homes, or to own and operate mobile nail care salons. According to the BLS, nail techs earn an annual mean salary of $22,830 (before tips) in Virginia statewide. Salaries may be significantly higher in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area 

Learn more about the different VA nail schools policies, tuition, financial aid options, program and scheduling, student salons and more. By contactnig the nail technician schools in Virginia listed below, you can compare each institution and decide which school is right you.


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