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Nail Technician Schools, Atlanta

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With the cosmetology industry evolving itself into a multi-speciality sector, nail technology has emerged as one of the specialized services in big demand.  With this growth has come about the need for trained and licensed nail technicians.  Atlanta, the capital of Georgia is a thriving center of cosmetology and allied services. This article intends to give some basic information on becoming a nail technician in Atlanta and the schools which offer training in this subject.

Licensure requirements

The Georgia Board of Cosmetology is the agency that issues service licenses in the flied of cosmetology in Georgia state. The Board stipulates that a nail technician should have completed a program in nail technology from a school licensed to offer the program and should have thereupon completed a minimum of eight months and 1050 hours of apprenticeship in nail technology. The apprenticeship should be taken after getting an apprentice license from the Board.  On completing the apprenticeship they should make a fresh application for nail technician license and pass an examination conducted by the Board to assess their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in nail technology. Should an applicant have a current nail technician license from another state which extends reciprocity to Georgia and where licensure requirements are similar to this state, the applicants only need to pay a  prescribed fee to obtain a license.

Nail Technician Schools in Atlanta

There are a few schools offering nail technician programs in Georgia.  They are:

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1. International School of Skin and Nail Care

The school’s nail technician programs are of 600 hours duration against the State Board’s minimum requirement of 525 hours.  The regular day program typically lasts 21 weeks and the evening program lasts 34 weeks.

2. Atlanta Beauty Academy

The school offers training in cosmetology, esthetics and nail technology. Financial aid is available for all its programs to those who qualify.

3. Robert’s School of Nail Technology

The school offers programs in both nail technology and manicurist training. The nail technician (manicurist) program lasts 525 hours (conforms to the minimum requirement of the Board) and takes five months to complete. The theory component has a duration of 140 hours.

4. Esani Beauty School (The Esani Institute)

Part of the Paul Mitchell School network, the Esani Institute is actually located in Alpharetta which is close to Atlanta. This school does not offer a pure nail technician program, but its cosmetology program extensively covers nail technician topics. The institute gives good hands-on experience on all the skills taught.

If you are considering a career as a nail technician in Atlanta, these are the schools that you can consider for your training. Ideally you should contact all the schools and compare them on different parameters – distance, facilities, tuition fee, financial aid, course duration, quality of education, placement support. Not all schools will score uniformly score high on all these factors, but this comparison will still give you an idea of their relative merit.

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