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Nail Technician Schools in Michigan

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In this article forming part of our statewise series, we look at nail technician schools in Michigan. We initially place the state’s personal care services in perspective, look at the potential for nail technician as a career in the state, find out the licensure requirements for nail technicians and finally the nail technician schools in Michigan.


The state of Michigan forms part of the Great Lakes region of the United States. It had a population of 9,883,640 as per the US Census 2010, that retained its position as the eighth most populous state in the country. Whites form 78.9% of the population, African Americans 14.2%, Asians 2.4% and American Indians 0.6%. The state’s economy is largely supported by its automobiles, food products, information technology, aeronautics, military equipment, copper, iron, and furniture. The recession that began at the start of the 2000′s and further exacerbated by the September 11, 2001 attacks saw the state’s economy facing difficulties. It is yet to completely recover from this situation and a May 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics report put the unemployment rate of Michigan at a rather high 10.3%. Not unexpectedly, the state’s personal care services industry too had been hit by these factors. Things are, however, looking up for the state’s economy and the beauty industry too is looking to better days ahead.

As per the May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates report Michigan had 780 nail technicians and 12,090 barbers/hairdressers/cosmetologists (self-employed practitioners excluded). Let’s now take a look at the trend in the number of employed nail technicians in the state over the last few years.

Nail technicians in Michigan

Trend in employed nail techs - Michigan

The figures do not show a clear growth trend. While the number of employed nail techs is seen to have doubled during the eleven year period up to 2010, this is still not high growth.

How to become a nail technician in Michigan?

The Michigan State Board of Cosmetology under the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Commercial Services is vested with issuing licenses to nail technicians in the state. An applicant to a nail technician license should be at least seventeen years of age, have a minimum education of ninth grade or equivalent and have completed a 400 hour nail technician training in one of the accredited nail technician schools in Michigan. Please visit the Department’s website for further license related information.

Nail technician schools in Michigan

The trend in figures of nail technicians indicated a rather low growth in absolute numbers of nail technicians in the state. Training facilities for nail technicians are also limited in the state. Listed below are the major nail technician schools in Michigan.
nail technician schools in michigan
1. Michigan College of Beauty
1020 S Monroe Street
Carleton/Monroe, MI 48161

2. Gallery College of Beauty
38132 South Gratiot Avenue
Clinton Township, MI 48036

3. Marketti Academy of Cosmetology
4390 Dixie Highway
Waterford, MI 48329

4. Michigan College of Beauty
5620 Dixie Hwy
Waterford, MI 48329

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