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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:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience this can rise to £8.50 an hour or more.

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 Universal Jobmatch website or other recruitment websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4194
4.3 %
RISE
2023
4376
  United Kingdom
2018
53569
3.2 %
RISE
2023
55267

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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/pages/Cibtac/180410545315670

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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