New Mexico Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in New Mexico is controlled by the The Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in New Mexico

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 New Mexico Board requires you to complete at least three hundred and fifty (350) hours of practical training and classroom courses to satisfy the licensing requirements.

In manicuring programs, you will take courses including, but not limited to, the following:

New Mexico State Laws and Regulations
Professional Image
First Aid
Chemistry
Job Seeking
Ethics
Sterilization, Sanitation, and Bacteriology
Safety Theory
Bacterial Growth
Manicuring and Pedicuring Theory
Manicuring and Pedicuring Anatomy
Products, Materials, Implements
Theory of Massage
Advanced Nail Techniques
Client Consultation and Recommendation
Client Record Keeping and Safety
Salon Business and Retail Sales
Opening a Salon and Business Plan
Salon Operations
Insurance

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

The Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

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?

Annual renewal

What are fees associated with licensing?

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

Location(s):

New Mexico