Idaho is nicknamed “The Gem State” because of its rich natural resources and breathtaking scenic areas such as snowy mountains, fast-flowing rivers and deep, clear lakes. It is a place of beauty that inspires beauty including the type of beauty you can learn about in nail tech school. Read more below to find out how and where to become trained in ID.
How to Get & Stay Licensed
Unlike most states, in Idaho you can get your nail license through apprenticeship if you are willing to put in the time: 800 hours. Most prospective techs opt for school though, which takes half the time at 400 hours. In either case you will need to become proficient in all the techniques and tools that a skilled nail technologist uses.
Whether through apprenticeship or school, once you complete your training you must then take the exams through the board of cosmetology in order to become fully licensed. Once you are licensed you must reapply annually before your birthday. License renewal requires only that you pay a fee. Currently no retraining or upgrading hours are required.
Job prospects for ID graduates are good with employment opportunities expected to increase at least until 2022. Income for Idaho nail techs is modest but sufficient. However there are always opportunities for salon entrepreneurs; if you have the passion for it you may decide to open your own business and employs others substantially increasing your income.
Mr Leon’s School of Hair Design – 205 10th St., Lewiston — Founded in 1969 by Leon Cover both locations now have his daughter Lisa Cover-Salisbury as owner/operator. In business for almost 40 years their motto os “We train winners!” The nail tech course costs $4,000 as of 2019 and will prep students for licensing exams and employment.
Mr Leon’s School of Hair Design – Moscow
Razzle Dazzle College of Hair Design – Nampa, Idaho
Paul Mitchell Partner School – Boise, Idaho
The School of Hairstyling – 141 East Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck 83202 — In business since 1941 the staff are actively involved in the community through charitable activities and keep up-to-date on trends in nail technology.
ID state board is your go-to resource for any questions or issues related to your license whether you’ve lost your license, need to renew it, or are trying to acquire one for the first time.
Nail Colleges & Schools State Listings
School Website Adresses
http://www.aofcschool.com/class_sched.html – student handbook
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