Find Out How Long The Training Takes

To be an eligible nail technician in Oklahoma, you must graduate from a manicurist school in the region. To qualify for such a college you must be above 16 years old and have completed eighth grade. To graduate you must complete at least 600 hours of learning.

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What You’ll Learn

Also, ensure that you attend a school approved by the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology. To graduate, you must cover these subjects:

  • The structure of nails, composition, diseases, and disorders.
  • Manicure and pedicure.
  • Nail art and various designs.
  • Nail sanitization, sterilization, and bacteriology.
  • Artificial nails designs and care.
  • Rules, laws, and regulations of cosmetology.
  • Development of salon business including ethics, professionalism, business skills, hygiene, public health, advertising among other topics.

Completing an Apprenticeship

In the event that you cannot afford to join a college, or are barred by other reasons, you can still become eligible to get licensed by becoming an apprenticeship. First, make sure that you choose a licensed manicurist to work with. The course must cover at least 1200 hours of study. Also, ensure that you submit evidence that you cannot afford financially to complete the normal or traditional manicurist school. Find a school near you below:

The Exams & License

After apprenticeship or school training you must do an exam to get your certificate. The exam consists of both a theoretical exam and practical aspect. The theory or written part has two main areas:

  1. Nail technology procedures which cover 60% of the test. This covers areas like: client preparation, tools used in nail service, pedicures and manicures, nail enhancements, application, removal, and maintenance, clean-up and disinfection procedures
  2. Scientific Concepts – which covers 40% of the test.

On completing the theory test, you must do a practical test. The practical test gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your skills hands-on to an examiner. The practical aspect tests the techniques and procedures covered during your training.

Once you have completed both tests hand over your results to the board to get your license. The license is valid for one year only, thus ensure that you renew it annually.

Some Nail Technician Schools in Oklahoma Including Costs

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Clary Sage College3131 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, 74145Tuition & Fees: $9,124
Books & Supplies: $966
Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetician, Makeup Artistry, Massage Theraphy & many more
Claremore Beauty College200 North Cherokee Avenue
Claremore, 74017
Tuition & Fees: $3,400
Books & Supplies: $1,050
Basic Cosmetology
Francis Tuttle Technology Center12777 North Rockwell Avenue, Oklahoma City, 73142Tuition and Fees: In-State Tuition - $1,320.00
Out-of-State Tuition - $2,640.00
Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00
Textbooks, Supplies and Certifications (Estimate):
Textbook (adults only) - $86.00 Rockwell Campus; $116.00 Reno Campus
Nail Kit - $50.00 high school; $100.00 adults
Uniform – Up to $82.00
Oklahoma State Board Manicurist/Nail Registration Fee– $5.00
Cosmetology, Esthetician & many more
Woodward Beauty College502 Texas Street
Woodward, 73801
Tuition & Fees: $4,810
Books & Supplies: $825
Basic and Master Cosmetology, Barber
River Valley Cosmetology Institute1309 South Broadway Street, Poteau, 74953Application Fee: $100
Kit & Supplies Fee: $550
Book Fee: $450
Tuition:$5,400 Total: $6,500
Cosmetology, Esthecian
Jenks Beauty College535 West Main Street
Jenks, 74037
Total Tuition @ $8.75 per hour: $5,250.00
Kit, Books and Uniform: $1,050.00
Enrollment Fee: $100.00
Administration Fee: $50.00
TOTAL COST: $6,450.00
Cosmetology, Esthecian

American Beauty Institute – McAlester

Hollywood Cosmetology Center – Norman

CC’s Cosmetology College – Oklahoma City

CC’s Cosmetology College – Tulsa

Poteau Beauty College – Poteau

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