Massachusetts Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians
Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Massachusetts is controlled by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists.
General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Massachusetts
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 rules of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists states that you must have the proper education before advertising yourself as a nail technician in Massachusetts. In order to become licensed as a Manicurist – Type 3, you must be at least 17 years old, have completed 10th grade at minimum, and complete a course of at least one month duration 100 hours of manicuring training in a board-approved school.
Your 100 hours of training will combine lecture and practical courses. You will study the following subject matter:
Safety and sanitation
Artificial nail techniques
Basic manicuring with hand/arm massage
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 every two years on your birthday
What are fees associated with licensing?
For fees, licensing duration and renewal details check with local governing body.