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A manicurist is a person who practices manicuring. Manicuring means, for compensation, cleansing, cutting, shaping, beautifying or massaging limited to the hands, feet or nails of the human body.

To obtain a license by examination:

Complete ONE of the following education requirements:

•Graduate from high school
•Attain high school graduation equivalency
•participate in a program approved by the department
•Be at least 18 years of age and meet the ability to benefit rule under 20 USC 1091
Complete ONE of the following training requirements:

•A course of instruction in electrology of at least 300 training hours in no less than 7 weeks and no more than 20 weeks in a school of cosmetology or a school of manicuring licensed by the Department.
•At least 300 hours of training in no less than 7 weeks and no more than 20 weeks under the supervision of a manicuring instructor or a cosmetology instructor licensed by the Department.

revised 4/13

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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