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Nail Tech Schools in Hawaii

Working as a professional nail technician in Hawaii has its perks. For one, the weather is almost always perfect for doing nails outdoors. Secondly, the natural beauty of the islands provides a stunning backdrop for your work. And lastly, the locals are renowned for being some of the most friendly and laid-back people in the world, which makes for a relaxing work environment. Of course, any job has its challenges, but overall, working as a professional nail technician in Hawaii is a truly unique and rewarding experience.

Check out our listings below to find a nail tech school near you in Hawaii.

Nail Tech Schools in Hawaii

State Requirements for Nail Technician Licensing in Hawaii

  • A choice between 350 hours of education or 700 hours of apprenticeship.
  • Mandatory license renewal every 2 years.

How Much Do Hawaii Nail Tech Programs Cost?

Nail tech programs in Hawaii come with three main costs – tuition, supplies and textbooks, and state tax. You can usually expect to pay around $5,000 in total for most programs. A couple of sample program costs can be found below.

  • Honolulu Nail Academy – $4,440
  • IBS Maui School of Cosmetology and Massage – $5,220

Required Skills and Classes

The specified educational requirement for nail specialists in Hawaii is 350 credit hours and will include the following courses:

  • History and Opportunities
  • Life Skills/Professional Image
  • Bacteriology and Infection Control
  • Sanitation and Disinfection
  • Nail Product Chemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nail/Skin Disorders and Structure
  • Manicuring (French and Paraffin wax)
  • Pedicuring
  • Nail Wraps
  • Basic Acrylic Nails
  • Basic Nail Art
  • Massage Techniques
  • UV Gel Polish, Nails, and Design
  • Hair Removal
  • Advanced Nail Art
  • In-Grown Nail Treatment
  • Salon Business- Rules, Regulations, Starting a Business
  • Advanced Customer Salon Service

Applicants can also opt for a 700-hour apprenticeship program.

State Licensing Exam

Those that have successfully passed the training or apprenticeship program can now apply for the scheduled licensure exams which can be accomplished by providing the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts or progress reports for those that took the apprenticeship route
  • high school diploma
  • $20 application fee

The application along with the supporting documents must be mailed to:

  • Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
    • DCCA, PLV Licensing Branch
    • O. Box 3469
    • Honolulu, HI 96801

How Much Do Nail Techs Get Paid in Hawaii?

According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the island state of Hawaii offers a mean salary of $31,010 per year or $14.91 per hour.

Does Hawaii Have Continuing Education Requirements for Nail Technicians?

There is no specified continued education requirement for every license renewal period.

Contact Information for Licensing Board

Nail technician licensing in Hawaii is handled by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and their information can be found below.

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Address: P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801
Email: [email protected]
Call: 808-586-2694