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In order to ensure safe and quality work for their clients manicurists in Missouri must first meet regulations and qualify for a license. Once licensed, nail professionals are permitted to carry out cutting, coloring, tinting, cleaning, polishing, applying artificial nails as well as massaging and cleaning hands, arms and feet. The first step is to find a place to train you. Enter your ZIP below to find a good school near you and train to become a licensed MO nail technician.
There are two routes available. Firstly, you can study through a formal nail technology program with a minimum of 400 hours course work. This will cover a wide variety of subjects including sanitation, state law, salesmanship as well as the practical work of manicuring, hand massage and the treatment of nails.
To qualify for a Missouri nail technician school you must be aged 17 or older and have completed 10th grade. To submit the Student Enrolment application you need to include the enrolment fee, proof of schooling, proof of age and two passport-sized photographs.
The second route available to gaining licensure is through the completion of an apprenticeship. The apprenticeship must be completed under the supervision of a licensed cosmetologist and be at least 800 hours in length.
Upon completion of your course you will be required to sit both written and practical examinations. You must register with Professional Credential Services (PCS) either online or over the phone. You then need to apply for an Examination/ Temporary Permit from the State Board office. Once approved, you will receive scheduling details. You are required to score at least 75% on both examinations to pass.
You will receive your license (Class MO- manicure) shortly after passing your exams. All manicurists’ licenses in Missouri are renewed on September 30th of odd years. No ongoing education is required however, many find courses and seminars essential to keep up with ever-changing trends.
Lighthouse Career Academy – Branson
Lake University of Cosmetology – Camdenton
Golden Valley Beauty Academy – Clinton
Academy of Beauty by Patsy and Rob – Cottleville
Adam & Eve College of Beauty – Independence
Class Act School of Cosmetology – Joplin
The Hair Academy – Kirksville
Artistic College of Cosmetology – Kirkwood
The Salon Professional Academy – St. Charles
The Salon Professional Academy – Branson
Aesthetics Institute-St Louis – Overland
Second Chance Career Academy Inc. – Overland
Academy of Beauty by Patsy and Rob – St. Ann
Abbott Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences – St. Peters
La Plante School-Hairstyling – Twin Oaks
A Cut Up Curl Up & Dye Academy – Willard
Visit Missouri Board of Cosmetology to learn about nail technician certification and license requirements.
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Nail Technology in the US – Schools by State
Nail Care Schools in Canada
Advance Beauty College Warrenton
Advance Beauty College Hannibal
Academy of Hair Design Springfield
City Pointe Beauty Academy Joplin
Diva’s Unlimited Academy St. Louis
Heavilin College of Beauty Grandview
House of Heavilin Beauty College Blue Springs
Neosho Beauty College Neosho
Paris II Educational Center Gladstone
Sam Brown’s Institute of Cosmetology Columbia
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