Hawaii is a great place to take your nail tech training. It has a pleasantly warm climate year-round because of the ocean’s moderating influence. Days never get too short or too long. The state is sometimes known as “The Aloha State”; “aloha” actually means “love, peace, compassion”.

To become a nail technologist in Hawaii you’ll first need to commit to 350 hours of training at a Hawaii school. They will teach you the theory and skills — including use of manicure tools — you will need to be a professional and to successfully do the exams you will need to apply for a complete via the board of cosmetology.

Another way to prep for exams and life as a professional is through apprenticeship. The length of training doubles though, so that you will need to prove you have logged 700 hours. On the other hand you will have a better idea of what working day-to-day as a manicurist is like.

Regardless of whether you train and get your license through school or through apprenticeship you will need to to renew every two years. You won’t however need to do any extra training though that’s always a good idea.

Bella Torre Academy – Aiea, Hawaii

IBS School of Cosmetology – Kahului, Hawaii

Honolulu Nail Academy – 438 Hobron Lane #207, Honolulu 96815

La Mer Nail Institute – 320 Ward Avenue, Suite 109, Honolulu 96814

Paul Mitchell School – 1123-11th Avenue #102, Honolulu 96816

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