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Nail technologists apply sculptured nails, nail extensions, wraps, overlays, nail art or any other nail technique to the fingernails and toenails of a person. Also, they manicure people's nails, remove excess hair (by use of depilatories, wax or tweezers), and massage the hands, arms, ankles, and feet.
Contact Information
Department of Public Health
321 E 12th Street
Lucas Building
Des Moines IA, 50319-0075(map)
Bureau of Professional LicensurePLPublic@idph.iowa.gov
P: (515) 281-0254
F: (515) 281-3121

License Details

Code Citation
IC, Chapter 157; 645 IAC 60, 61, 63, 64, 65
Who Applies
Any individual wishing to practice nail technology in Iowa.
When To Apply
After completing education requirements.
Initial Requirements
Completion of a program approved by the board and passing score on the national licensure examination.
Duration
Two years.
Processing Time
30 days after all required materials are submitted.
Fee Structure
Initial License: https://www.ibplicense.iowa.gov Renewal: https://www.ibplicense.iowa.gov
Renewal Requirements
http://www.idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Cosmetology-Arts-and-Sciences
Exam
The National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Nail Technology Examination.
Additional Information
Any individual wishing to practice nail technology in Iowa.
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