Hawaii Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Hawaii is controlled by the Barbering and Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Hawaii

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?

Nail Technician

Requirements and license preparation for manicurists and nail technicians

The Board requires that you go through a school that offers at least 350 credit hours. As part of the 350 required course hours, your school will likely offer courses such as these:

History and Opportunities
Life Skills/Professional Image
Bacteriology and Infection Control
Sanitation and Disinfection
Nail Product Chemistry
Anatomy and Physiology
Nail/Skin Disorders and Structure
Manicuring (French and Paraffin wax)
Nail Wraps
Basic Acrylic Nails
Basic Nail Art
Massage Techniques
UV Gel Polish, Nails, and Design
Hair Removal
Advanced Nail Art
In-Grown Nail Treatment
Salon Business- Rules, Regulations, Starting a Business
Advanced Customer Salon Service

What’s the state licensing site for manicurists and nail technicians?

Barbering and Cosmetology

What are some training programs available for manicurists and nail technicians?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews on December 31st in odd-numbered years

What are fees associated with licensing?

For fees, licensing duration and renewal details check with local governing body.