Rhode Island Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Rhode Island is controlled by the Rhode Island Board of Hairdressing and Barbering .

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Rhode Island

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

To be eligible for licensure you will need to be a high school graduate or equivalent who is at least 18 years of age.

You must also complete a course of study from any of the Board-approved nail technician schools in Rhode Island. Your manicurist training courses must total at least 300 hours, and cover subjects such as:

Safety, hygiene, and health
Procedures for manicures and pedicures
Nail anatomy and physiology
Nail art and creative techniques
Nail filing techniques
Sculptured nails
Creating a safe, productive, and ethical work environment
You can complete your manicurist school requirements through campus-based training programs located throughout the state in places like:

Providence
Warwick
Cranston
Pawtucket
Woonsocket

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

Rhode Island Board of Hairdressing and Barbering

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.

What are fees associated with licensing?

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

Location(s):

Rhode Island