To become a nail technician in Wyoming you’ll need to get licensed. But before getting licensed you’ll need to study manicuring at one of the states beauty schools. Find out about the process from beginning student to full-fledged professional nail technologist below.

Cheyenne, WY
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Getting The Right Amount of Schooling

First things first, unlike the number of hours required for a cosmetology, or esthetics education to become a nail tech you need only attend school for 400 hours. During that time you’ll learn all you need to pass the state licensing exams and — more importantly — serve clients in a professional and safe way. Your studies will include topics you’d expect like theory and practice of manicuring and nail care, but also how to behave and set-up professionally.

Since the nail program is not too long in WY the cost of school is not too high either. Should you need financing though, there are options like loans, scholarships, and grants.

Wyoming Nail Licensing Process

Once you’ve graduated from school you’ll still need to get licensed. To do that you’ll need to take a practical and a theoretical exam.

There should be no surprises in either exams if you have done well in you nail course at school. The things that you’ve learned are the things you will be tested on.

You will need to apply to the state board to get your exam scheduled.

After you’ve passed your exam you will automatically get your license. It should get mailed to you soon after the board of cosmetology confirms your passing grade.

You’ll need to renew your license every two years, but there are no continuing education requirements at present.


If you have got your license in another state already you can apply for a WY license without having to go through the training and exams again. If you’ve had at least 400 hours of training in your home state you can skip going to  Wyoming nail technician schools and just go ahead and apply for your professional standing.

Getting Nail Tech Work in WY

To get nail tech employment in the state try job search sites like, or use the network you’ve built up while in school. It shouldn’t be hard to start your career as nail techs are in demand. Once you know the ins and outs of the nail business you can even start your own salon. That will require a little more training and cutting through red tape too!

Also take a look at the supplies you’ll need — including tools and equipment — in order to do your nail training, and learn about online nail tech training if that is an option for you.

Some Nail Technician Schools in Wyoming + Tuition Costs

Name Address Cost Other Programs
Styles School of Cosmetology – Riverton1202 South Federal Boulevard, Riverton, 82501Tuition: $4,000Cosmetology, Hairstyling, Esthetics
True Colors Cosmetology1403 O'Dell Ct. #B Sheridan 82801Tuition: $5,000Cosmetology, Instructor, Hairstyling, Esthetics
Rocky Mountain Academy of Hair, Skin, and Nails315 East 5th Street, Casper 82601Tuition: $4,500 inc. booksCosmetology, Barber, Hairstyling, Esthetics
Eastern Wyoming College3200 West C Street Torrington 82240not knownBarber, Hair, Aesthetics

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