Nail Technology Salons and Schools


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What you need to know

Click here for the Nail Technology home page

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Mobile Salons


Applications, Requirements & Fees



License and Sanitation Requirements: Please see the regulations and statutes for complete requirements.

Please read the application instructions carefully. They provide more information on the requirements for obtaining a license.

All services (cosmetology, nail, and esthetic) can be provided under the same establishment license as a separate license is not required for each type of service. Massage therapy services can also be provided under a nail technology salon license without obtaining a separate establishment license. 

NOTE: A school of cosmetology is not required to be licensed as a school of nail technology in order to provide a nail technology training program.


Fee Schedule

Renewal and Reinstatement

  • Salon license expiration date: 9/30 of odd years.
  • School license expiration date: 12/31 of even years.
  • Salons and schools cannot reinstate an expired license. Submission and approval of a complete new application is required before the business may operate.
Office of Behavioral Health & Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit 
Phone Number
(402) 471-2117
Fax Number
(402) 742-1106
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Nail Tech

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.