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Nail Technician Schools in Missouri

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Continuing our coverage of the states, in this article, we look at nail technician schools in Missouri. The major factors that shape the course of the beauty services industry of a place are its demographics, economy and culture. We first analyze these factors in Missouri to get a proper perspective of the state’s beauty industry and within that the occupation of nail technician. Licensure requirements for nail technicians and information on nail technician schools in Missouri are given subsequently.


Missouri in Midwestern United States, is a microcosm of the country in terms of its demography, economy, culture and politics. As per the US Census 2010, it had a population of 5,988,927 making it the eighteenth most populous state of the nation. Germans form the largest ancestry group making up 27.4% of the population, followed by the Irish at 14.8%, English 10.2%, Americans (including African Americans) 8.5% and French 3.7%. Industry and agriculture are the main sectors of the state’s economy. The major industries here aerospace, transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, printing and publishing, electrical equipment, lighting equipment and brewing. In agriculture Missouri is a major producer of beef, pork, soybean, dairy products, hay, corn, poultry, eggs, sorghum and rice.

The demographic, cultural and economic factors suggest that Missouri is not a big market like California or New York for personal care services. As per the May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri had 420 nail technicians (classified as Manicurists and Pedicurists in the Survey) and 6,540 hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists. For comparison, New York had 6,680 and 25,160 of these respectively at the time (all figures exclude self-employed practitioners). However, those within the personal care services industry expect steady growth in the demand for premium services like those of cosmetologists and nail technicians.

Nail technician license in Missouri

The Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners is vested with the responsibility of issuing licenses to all personal care trades in the state. Nail technicians are issued ‘manicurist’ licenses. The basic requirement for a manicurist license is that the applicant should have completed 400 hours of training at a nail technician school approved by the Board. Eligible applicants write an examination conducted by the Board and on passing are issued the license. Further details on licensing and reciprocity arrangements can be had directly from the Board, whose contact details are as under:

Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (
3605 Missouri Blvd., PO Box 1062
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Nail technician schools in Missouri

Training facilities for nail technicians in Missouri are fairly good. Almost all of them train students just enough for them to be able to appear for the state licensure examination. A typical training of 400 hours can last twelve to twenty weeks. Students are often given the option of making their own schedule of attending classes, so that they can complete the program at their own pace.

The major nail technician schools in Missouri are given below.

1. Grabber School of Hair Design and Nail Technology
14557 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
Nail Technician Schools in Missouri
2. Xenon International Academy
15435 Clayton Road
Ballwin / St Louis Metro, MO 63011

3. House of Heavilin Beauty College
2000 South 7 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64014

4. City Pointe Beauty Academy
501 South Madison Avenue
Joplin/Webb City, MO 64870

5. Academy of Hair Design
1832 South Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65804

6. The Salon Professional Academy
3141 West Clay
St. Charles, MO 63301

7. The Valley View Nail Tech School
5000 NW Valley View Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Prospective students of nail technology in Missouri are advised to check with the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners as to the accreditation status of a school’s nail technician program before committing themselves to it. As accreditation is issued for a certain time period the list of schools with accreditation can change. You can visit the Board’s website for the most updated information on accredited nail technician schools in Missouri.

Alternatively, our database contains almost all approved nail technician schools in all states of the country. If you want to quickly find approved nail technician schools near you, use the search box on this page.

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