New Jersey Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in New Jersey is controlled by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in New Jersey

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

If you are at least seventeen (17) years old and a high school graduate, you are eligible to take the first step toward a manicurist license: formal training.

The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling requires your program to offer at least three hundred (300) hours of instruction to fulfill the educational licensing requirements. However, many schools will even go further than that by offering advanced training in everything from business management to safety procedures.

Nail technician school will prepare you to provide comprehensive manicuring services through courses that cover:

The Art of Nail Design
The Science of Nails and Skin
The Manicuring Business
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Nail Tips and Extensions
Nail Wraps
Nail Gels
Sculptured Nails
Nail Art
Decontamination and Infection Control
Diseases and Disorders of the Nail
Anatomy of the Hand, Arm, Foot, and Leg
Removal of Unwanted Hair
Chemicals and Chemistry
Salon Management
Administrative Shop Operations
State Board Exam Preparation
State Laws, Rules, and Regulations for Manicurists

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

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

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?

The Board will notify you every two (2) years of your upcoming license renewal date

What are fees associated with licensing?

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

Location(s):

New Jersey