Being a nail tech can be a rewarding job if you have the right personality and skill set. Do you have a passion for beauty and helping others combined with an outgoing social style? Then you just might be a good fit!
Doing manicures and nail art is rewarding in itself, but you could even get training as a medical nail tech and assist others in overcoming medical problems. You’re unlikely to find a free courses that will get you licensed. However, online training can be inexpensive and can get you prepared for board exams in many states. Check for low-cost classes in your area by entering your ZIP below:
Affordable Nail Courses
Is Online School a Good Choice?
Online schools can really cut corners because they don’t require a physical nail school and classrooms. However, having face-to-face contact with teachers and peers may be worth the extra money for some students. There is nothing like having real-time, in-person feedback. And there’s nothing like getting out of the house… online training can isolating.
Costs Vary Depending on Location
If you do decide to go to a physical school be aware that the cost will vary widely from place to place. Some states require few hours of classroom and practical training. Other states require several hundred hours at school before you are considered ready for your nail tech licensing exams.
Is Private or Public School Cheaper?
Also the type of school that you attend can be a huge cost factor. If you attend a local community college (e.g.) for courses you are likely to pay less. If you go to a very well-known and highly-regarded institute you are likely to pay more. Generally, the more expensive schools will have better facilities and better teachers but this is not always the case.
What If I Want To Go To a Really Good School, But Don’t Have The Money?
In some cases, and after contacting some schools, you may decide that it really is worth it to spend the extra money for a premium education. However, lack of money is standing in your way. There are options for financing your studies. Grants, scholarships, or personal loans are all an option. When you contact schools be sure to ask if they can help you get the money together to pay for tuition an other training costs.
So, in summary, given all the information above, the cheapest school you could find that would prepare you for licensing exams would be distance education or online training from a community college. Find a school by entering your ZIP below:
You can also find schools by state or Canadian province by looking at our listings for each:
Nail Colleges & Schools State Listings
However, if you would just like to take a few courses for general knowledge, or so that you can do your own nails with greater skill you could probably learn what you need for free from youtube videos. For instance check out the one below: