Texas Licensing Overview for Manicurists and Nail Technicians

Licensing for manicurists and nail technicians in Texas is controlled by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation .

General Guidelines for Manicurists and Nail Technicians in Texas

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 legally do nails in Texas you will need to complete a nail technician program consisting of at least 600 hours of coursework and training. Enroll in one of the licensed cosmetology schools in Texas (search Inquiry by License Type – Cosmetology Schools) that offers nail technician courses.

By law, nail technician schools must offer programs that include:

320 hours covering procedures – manicure, pedicure, oil manicure, hand/arm massage, application of polish, buffering, nail extensions, nail repair work, and removal of stains
100 hours covering bacteriology, sanitation, and safety – rules, laws, methods, hazardous chemicals, safety procedures, and ventilation
80 hours covering professional practices – professional behavior, ethics, salon procedures, hygiene, grooming, and public relations
70 hours covering arms and hands – major bone functions, skin structure, growth, regeneration, muscles, nerves, and types of afflictions or diseases
15 hours covering manicurist orientation, laws, and rules
15 hours covering manicurist supplies, tools, and implements

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

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

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):

Texas