Ohio Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

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

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Ohio

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

Your nail technician program will include 200 credit hours of manicurist license courses in the following areas in accordance with Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requirements:

Manicuring procedures
Basic and oil procedures
Men’s manicuring
Pedicuring
Application of polish
Nail cosmetics
Nail repair
Nail bleach applications
Artificial nails
Artificial nail anatomy and composition
Hand, arm, and leg massages and techniques
Specialized equipment
Salon Operations
Communication Skills
Human Relations
Personality and Presentation
Salon Management
Career Development

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

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

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?

License every two years on odd-numbered years

What are fees associated with licensing?

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

Location(s):

Ohio