California Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in California is controlled by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in California
Specific requirements to perform manicurists and nail technicians services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.
Who’s allowed to perform these services?
Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians
An approved nail technology program in California must consist of at least 400 hours of technical instruction and practical training. Instruction must include the following:
Technical instruction and practical training in nail care
Manicures and pedicures
Health and safety
Laws and regulations
Health and safety considerations
Disinfection and sanitation
Bacteriology, anatomy, and physiology
What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?
What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Renews on a biennial basis
What are fees associated with licensing?