Nail Technology Information Sheet

Employment Rate - 100%
Licensure Rate - 100%
Completion Rate - 100%

Compensation for entry level Nail Technicians on Delmarva is:

  1. Minimum wage or minimum wage plus commission
  2. Straight 50% commission
  3. Booth rental (self-employed at a salon belonging to someone else
    All monies earned are individuals, responsible for own products
    Used, as well as responsible for taxes and insurance.

Physical Demands

  1. Excessive bending and sitting
  2. Long hours, especially for entry level, hours are flexible as clientele
    Is accumulated.
  3. Tremendous use of arms, wrists, and hands, which later can develop
    Tendon problems.

Safety Requirements

  1. Ergonomic chair for back and leg support
  2. Eye protection for chemical services
  3. Nose mask for chemical services and artificial nail services

Licensing Requirements for Maryland students

  1. Must complete 250 hours
  2. Must take and pass the State Board Examination (theory & practical)
    With a score of 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade
  6. Criminal convictions may affect a student’s ability to be licensed.

Licensing Requirements for Delaware students

  1. Must complete 250 hours
  2. Must take and pass the Delaware State Board examination (theory & practical) with a score of 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade

Licensing Requirements for Virginia Students

  1. Must complete 250 hours
  2. Must take and pass the Virginia State Board Examination with a 75%
  3. Must be at least 17 years of age
  4. Must be a United States Citizen or hold a green card
  5. Must have completed the eighth grade