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Career and Education Opportunities for Manicurists in Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

If you want to be a manicurist, the Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee area offers many opportunities both for education and employment. About 650 people are currently employed as manicurists in Tennessee. By 2016, this is expected to grow 19% to 770 people employed. This is better than the national trend for manicurists, which sees this job pool growing by about 18.8% over the next eight years. In general, manicurists clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails.

The average wage in the general category of Personal Care jobs is $12 per hour or $24,132 per year in Tennessee, and an average of $12 per hour or $24,156 per year nationwide.

There are nine schools within twenty-five miles of Nashville-Davidson where you can study to be a manicurist, among fifty schools of higher education total in the Nashville-Davidson area. Manicurists usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so you can expect to spend a short time studying 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 Nashville-Davidson include:

  • 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

Remington College-Nashville Campus - Nashville, TN

Remington College-Nashville Campus, 441 Donelson Pk Ste 150, Nashville, TN 37214. Remington College-Nashville Campus is a small college located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs. It has 351 students and an admission rate of 70%. Remington College-Nashville Campus has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.

Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville - Antioch, TN

Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville, 5510 Crossings Circle, Antioch, TN 37013. Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville is a small school located in Antioch, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 281 students. Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated seventy-nine students in 2008.

New Directions Hair Academy - Brentwood, TN

New Directions Hair Academy, 7106 Moores Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027-2903. New Directions Hair Academy is a small school located in Brentwood, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 200 students. New Directions Hair Academy has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 45 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year.

Miller-Motte Technical College - Clarksville, TN

Miller-Motte Technical College, 1820 Business Park Dr, Clarksville, TN 37040. Miller-Motte Technical College is a small college located in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily 2-year programs and has 504 students. Miller-Motte Technical College has an associate's degree program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated two students in 2008.

Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville - Antioch, TN

Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville, 5383 Mt View Rd, Antioch, TN 37013. Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville is a small school located in Antioch, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. It has 49 students and an admission rate of 72%. Regency Beauty Institute-Nashville has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist.

Volunteer Beauty Inc - Nashville, TN

Volunteer Beauty Inc, 5338 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209-3033. Volunteer Beauty Inc is a small school located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 27 students. Volunteer Beauty Inc has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated seventeen students in 2008.

Genesis Career College of Lebanon - Lebanon, TN

Genesis Career College of Lebanon, 223 N Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Genesis Career College of Lebanon is a small college located in Lebanon, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 358 students. Genesis Career College of Lebanon has 2 areas of study related to Manicurist. They are:

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, one to two year which graduated 330 students in 2008.
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist, less than one year which graduated 6 students in 2008.

Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville - Nashville, TN

Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville, 100 White Bridge Rd, Nashville, TN 37209-4515. Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville is a small school located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a public school with primarily 2-year programs and has 713 students. Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville has a less than one year and a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated eight and thirty-four students respectively in 2008.

Volunteer Beauty Inc - Madison, TN

Volunteer Beauty Inc, 1793 B Gallatin Pke N, Madison, TN 37115-2122. Volunteer Beauty Inc is a small school located in Madison, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 70 students. Volunteer Beauty Inc has a one to two year program in Cosmetology/Cosmetologist which graduated thirty-five students in 2008.

LICENSES

MANICURIST

Licensing agency: Board of Cosmetology
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insruance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1147

Phone: (615) 741-2515
Website: Board of Cosmetology Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insruance

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee photo by Kaldari

Nashville-Davidson is located in Williamson County, Tennessee. It has a population of over 596,462, which has grown by 9.3% over the last ten years. The cost of living index in Nashville-Davidson, 86, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Nashville-Davidson are priced at $196,100 on average, which is well above the state average. In 2008, 1,483 new homes were constructed in Nashville-Davidson, down from 3,070 the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Nashville-Davidson are health care, educational services, and accommodation and food services. For men, it is construction, health care, and professional, scientific, and technical services. The average travel time to work is about 23 minutes. More than 29.7% of Nashville-Davidson residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 10.0%, is higher than the state average.

The percentage of Nashville-Davidson residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 55.2%, is more than both the national and state average. The most common religious groups are the Southern Baptist Convention, the Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church.