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Nail technician training consists of a course of training of at least 350 hours.


The first 50 hours must be preclinical instruction in the theory of sciences of anatomy, dermatology, and chemistry as related to manicuring; electricity and lights; infection control; safety procedures related to the practice of manicuring; and Minnesota Statutes and rules which pertain to the practice of manicuring; and elementary service skills. Elementary service skills must be limited to the observation of an instructor demonstration, or student-to-student application of basic services related to nail services.


There must be instruction on applied science and skills in the cleaning, conditioning, shaping, reinforcing, coloring, and enhancing of nails and in the application and repair of artificial nails.


There must be planned clinical instruction and experience of 150 hours in applied sciences and skills.


Each student is required to complete at least 50 manicures, including at least ten applications of artificial nails, of which three are sculptured applications on the nail.


The documentation of the student's completion of the required manicures must be sent to the board with documentation of successful completion of the course of training.


There must be instruction in business practices and in the Minnesota laws regulating those practices and labor relations.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 45.023; 154.45; 155A.05; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30


11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; L 2005 c 27 s 9; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; L 2013 c 85 art 5 s 49; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 87; 41 SR 305

Published Electronically:

September 13, 2016

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes