Nebraska Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Nebraska is controlled by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Nebraska

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

As a candidate for nail technician licensure in Nebraska, you must first complete an approved nail technology program, which may be found through a dedicated nail technology school or a general cosmetology school. The program must be at least 300 hours in duration, and it must include at least 16 hours of instruction on operating a nail drill.

You can expect training and education in the following areas:

Fitting, shaping, attaching, adjusting or applying artificial nails using fabric, gel, acrylic, or resin application systems
Buffing, cutting, filing, trimming, coloring, polishing, cleansing, or reshaping nails
Cleansing, manipulating, stimulating, and exercising the hands or feet when done in conjunction with pedicuring or manicuring
Sanitizing the nail bed by brushing on or spraying material in preparation for attaching, fitting, shaping, or adjusting artificial nails
Nail technicians in Nebraska are also trained to detect fungus, infection, or nail disorders that result from the application of artificial nails.

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

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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?

Renewed on December 31 of odd-numbered years

What are fees associated with licensing?

$118

Location(s):

Nebraska