Maine Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Maine is controlled by the Maine Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing Board.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Maine
Specific requirements to perform manicures and nail 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
The Maine Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing Board requires that you take at least 200 hours of manicurist license courses, and that your program lasts at least 5 weeks. Maine’s nail technician schools will teach you how to perform manicures and pedicures, as well as the business side of being a professional nail technician.
In your nail technician program, you will take courses that include:
Anatomy and Physiology
Maine Laws and Rules
If you are going to take the less traditional route of participating in an apprenticeship program, a board-licensed nail technician must agree to provide you with documented and supervised on-the-job training. To qualify for licensure through an apprenticeship, you will need to complete at least four hundred (400) hours of formal, documented training.
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 annually on October 31
What are fees associated with licensing?