New Hampshire is also known as “The Granite State”; the state is well-known for its high-quality granite and has many quarries. It’s also one of the smallest states but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of nail salons: there are! If you choose among the schools to become a nail tech in NH there will be many places to work upon graduation. Find out how to become licensed below…
To start the process of becoming a professional you’ll need 300 hours of training in a state-approved school or 600 hours of training as an apprentice – details of the types of classes you will take and what you will learn can be found here, and the tools you will need can be found here. If you successfully complete your studies you will then be need to apply for and pass the exams. Upon successfully passing your written and practicals you can get your license for a small fee and embark upon your new career. Use your ZIP in our app below to find the school closest to you:
New Hampshire Nail Tech Schools
Keene Beauty Academy – 800 Park Avenue Number 130, Keene 03431
Laird Institute of Spa Therapy – 981 Second Street, Manchester 03102
Continental Academie of Hair Design – 102 Derry Street, Hudson, NH 03051
Paul Mitchell – 140 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hair In Motion Cosmetology Academy – 128 Union St, New Bedford, MA 02740
New England School of Hair Design – 12 Interchange Drive, West Lebanon 03784
Nail Tech Employment in NH
Most schools will help with job placement and if you’ve done an apprenticeship you likely have a salon waiting to employ you upon getting your license. If you need more help with your work search try https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/job-seekers/jobs.htm.
Another possible career route you can take is to open your own salon. But it might be a good idea to try to get a couple of years of on-the-job experience and some management courses before you attempt that. Being your own boss and running your own business isn’t everyone’s “cup of tea”. It can require extra work, but it can also make you extra money, especially if you start hiring others.
NH doesn’t require any retraining or updating of your skills to renew your license. You only need fill out a form and pay a fee every two years for renewal. That said it is never a bad idea to update your skills!
You can also learn manicuring as part of a cosmetology program in NH.
Nail Colleges & Schools State Listings
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