Nail Specialty Trainee

The practice of "nail specialty" means providing services for a fee or any consideration or exchange to cut, shape or to enhance the appearance of the nails of the hands or feet. Nail specialty includes the application and removal of sculptured or artificial nails.) A "Nail Specialty Trainee" registration is a one year license with an option for one renewal. The Nail Specialty Trainee must work under the supervision of a licensed Nail Specialist and be employed by a licensed Appearance Enhancement Business. There is no fee for this registration. After the year traineeship, the trainee can upgrade to a Nail Specialty license by completing a 26 hour course of instruction and passing both the written and practical exam. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Appearance Enhancement Law. (pdf)


Nail Salon Workers' Bill of Rights

Fees and terms of registration

Forms: (all forms are Adobe PDF Format)

Nail Specialty Trainee Education Information

Approved Schools that offer Nail Specialty Trainee Course

Important Information for Supervising Nail Specialists

Nail Trainee License Overview (powerpoint)

Applicants must apply online through the New York State License Center.


Appearance Enhancement and Barber E-Licensing System Access Information

License Center Guides:

 

License Center Quick Online Application Instruction Flyer (pdf)

Quick Online Renewal Instruction Flyer (pdf)

Applicant User Guide for the License Center (doc)

License Center Amendments Guide (English), (Spanish/Español), (Korean/한국어), (Chinese/中文) (doc)

NY Licensing Center Claiming Record(s) Guide English, (Spanish/Español), (Korean/한국어), (Chinese/中文)(doc)

NYS Licensing Center Renewal Guide (English), (Spanish/Español), (Korean/한국어), (Chinese/中文) (doc)


NYS Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee

Frequently Asked Questions for Nail Specialty Trainees

Frequently Asked Questions about the NYS License Center


LICENSE LAW —  pdf It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Appearance Enhancement License Law. For instance, owners of an appearance enhancement shop shall conspicuously post a sign (pdf) at the entrance of the business indicating that the business and individual operators are licensed by the New York State Department of State and that rules and regulations governing the business and practices are available for review upon request.


PUBLICATIONS:

Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures: A Guide for Nail Salon Workers:
English – Courtesy of OSHA
(pdf)

Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures: A Guide for Nail Salon Workers:
Spanish – Courtesy of OSHA
(pdf)

Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures: A Guide for Nail Salon Workers:
Vietnamese – Courtesy of OSHA
(pdf)

Stay Healthy and Safe While Giving Manicures and Pedicures: A Guide for Nail Salon Workers:
Korean – Courtesy of OSHA
(pdf)