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Career and Education Opportunities for Manicurists in Las Vegas, Nevada

If you want to be a manicurist, the Las Vegas, Nevada area offers many opportunities both for education and employment. There are currently 660 jobs for manicurists in Nevada and this is projected to grow 54% to about 1,020 jobs by 2016. This is better than the national trend for manicurists, which sees this job pool growing by about 18.8% over the next eight years. Manicurists generally clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails.

Manicurists earn about $10 per hour or $22,550 per year on average in Nevada and about $9 per hour or $19,670 annually on average nationally. Compared with people working in the overall category of Personal Care, people working as manicurists in Nevada earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Personal Care nationally.

There are five schools within twenty-five miles of Las Vegas where you can study to be a manicurist, among nineteen schools of higher education total in the Las Vegas area. Manicurists usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so it will take a short time to learn to be a manicurist if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Manicurist

Manicurist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, manicurists clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. They also may polish or decorate nails.

Manicurists clean and sanitize tools and work environments. They also advise patrons on nail care and use of products and colors. Equally important, manicurists have to apply undercoats and clear or colored polish onto nails with brushes. They are often called upon to shape and smooth ends of nails, using scissors, files, and emery boards. They are expected to remove previously applied nail polish, using liquid remover and swabs. Finally, manicurists treat nails to repair or improve strength and resilience by wrapping, or furnish treatment to nail biters.

Every day, manicurists are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. It is also important that they control and manipulate objects at a fine level of detail.

It is important for manicurists to attach paper forms to tips of customers' fingers to support and shape artificial nails. They are often called upon to brush powder and solvent onto nails and paper forms to preserve nail appearance and to extend nails, then remove forms and shape and smooth nail edges using rotary abrasive wheel. They also decorate patrons' nails by piercing them or attaching ornaments or designs. They are sometimes expected to roughen surfaces of fingernails, using abrasive wheel. Somewhat less frequently, manicurists are also expected to clean customers' nails in soapy water, using swabs, files, and orange sticks.

Manicurists sometimes are asked to polish nails, using powdered polish and buffer. and soften nail cuticles with water and oil, push back cuticles, using cuticle knife, and trim cuticles, using scissors or nippers. And finally, they sometimes have to whiten underside of nails with white paste or pencil.

Like many other jobs, manicurists must be reliable and have strong self control in the face of challenging situations.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Las Vegas include:

  • Assistant Hairstylist. Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.
  • Barber. Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.
  • Hairdresser. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
  • Makeup Artist. Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
  • Skin Care Specialist. Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Manicurist Training

Academy of Hair Design - Las Vegas, NV

Academy of Hair Design, 5191 W. Charleston, #150, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Academy of Hair Design is a small school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 170 students. Academy of Hair Design has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated seventy-one students in 2008.

Marinello School of Beauty - Las Vegas, NV

Marinello School of Beauty, 5001 East Bonanza Ste 110, Las Vegas, NV 89110. Marinello School of Beauty is a small school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 335 students. Marinello School of Beauty has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, less than one year which graduated 91 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year which graduated 13 students in 2008.

Expertise Cosmetology Institute - Las Vegas, NV

Expertise Cosmetology Institute, 1911 Stella Lake Street, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Expertise Cosmetology Institute is a small school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a private not-for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 118 students. Expertise Cosmetology Institute has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 31 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year and one to two year which graduated fourteen and zero students respectively in 2008.

Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences - Henderson, NV

Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences, 11041 S Eastern Avenue, Ste 112, Henderson, NV 89052. Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences is a small school located in Henderson, Nevada. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs. It has 260 students and an admission rate of 100%. Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences has a two to four year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated eighty-four students in 2008.

Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences - Las Vegas, NV

Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences, 9340 W. Sahara Ave Ste. 205, Las Vegas, NV 89117. Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences is a small school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 253 students. Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated seventy-eight students in 2008.

LICENSES

Manicurist

Phone: (702) 486-6542
Website: Board of Cosmetology

LOCATION INFORMATION: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas is located in Clark County, Nevada. It has a population of over 558,383, which has grown by 16.7% over the last ten years. The cost of living index in Las Vegas, 91, is below the national average. New single-family homes in Las Vegas are priced at $111,300 on average, which is far less than the state average. In 2008, 1,085 new homes were constructed in Las Vegas, down from 2,356 the previous year.

The top three industries for women in Las Vegas are accommodation and food services, arts, entertainment, and recreation, and health care. For men, it is construction, accommodation and food services, and arts, entertainment, and recreation. The average commute to work is about 25 minutes. More than 18.2% of Las Vegas residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 6.5%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Las Vegas is 13.3%, which is greater than Nevada's average of 12.6%.

The percentage of Las Vegas residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 36.2%, is less than the national average but more than the state average. The most common religious groups are the Catholic Church, the LDS (Mormon) Church and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Las Vegas is home to the Tule Springs and the Union Pacific Station as well as Jaycee Park and Dexter Park. Shopping centers in the area include Spanish Oaks Shopping Center, Wonderland East Shopping Center and Shadow Hills Shopping Center. Visitors to Las Vegas can choose from Doubletree Club Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Gambler and MGM Grand Hotel Casino-The City of Entertainment - Human Resources for temporary stays in the area.