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Nail Technician

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Nail technicians offer a range of cosmetic treatments for clients’ nails. This includes applying, repairing and removing artificial nails (nail technology) and decorating them (nail art).

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. With experience this can rise to around £15 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Opportunities for nail technicians have been increasing because of the growing popularity of nail extensions and nail art. There are employment opportunities in beauty or hairdressing salons, specialist nail salons, large department stores, airports and shopping malls.

You can find jobs on the Find a Job service on the GOV.UK website or other recruitment websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5403
2 %
RISE
2029
5513
  United Kingdom
2024
61611
3.7 %
RISE
2029
63913

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)
Tel: 01452 623110
E-mail: info@babtac.com
Website: http://www.babtac.com
Twitter: @BABTAC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BABTACofficial

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC)
Tel: 01452 623114
E-mail: enquiries@cibtac.com
Website: http://www.cibtac.com
Twitter: @CIBTACofficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIBTAC/

CIBTAC is an international examination board for the education and training of beauty and holistic therapists.

Habia (Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Authority)
Tel: 08452 306080
E-mail: info@habia.org
Website: http://www.habia.org
Twitter: @Habia_SSB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HabiaUK

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