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Fast -Track Your Nail Tech Career - Become Certified in Just 3 Months

Get Prepared For Nail Technician License Exam

Choose Uniontown, Ohio-based PLCC and our affordable, fully accredited nail tech training program as the place to start your exciting career in the beauty industry! In just three months (200 hours), you’ll be ready to take the manicuring exam for your nail technician licenses through the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board.

Looking for other beauty career options? The School of Cosmetology at PLCC offers four distinct programs.

What You’ll Learn - PLCC Nail Technology Courses

At PLCC, you’ll take classes in a modern learning environment from certified instructors with real-world experience. You will become knowledgeable in all aspects of hand and foot care beautification, including cleaning, filing, trimming, polishing, and repairing. Our nail tech training program provides advanced training in:

  • Manicuring
  • Pedicuring
  • Artificial nail enhancements
  • Skin care anatomy
  • Safety, chemistry, and infection control practices

All-inclusive Tuition at PLCC’s Nail Tech School

All-inclusive Tuition at PLCC’s Nail Tech School

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Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission.


Class sizes are limited to 16 students.






DAY:  Monday – Thursday

11 am-4 pm

EVENING:  Monday – Thursday

5 pm – 9 pm


Class Starts: Fall/Winter/Spring




Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetology School & Careers

What type of pay and/or salary can cosmetologists earn in Ohio?

Pay for cosmetologists in Ohio varies widely. Pay structure can include hourly wages, a salary, a salary plus commission, and commission-based income. Those who rent a booth at a salon have even more control over their income. What you earn as a cosmetologist depends greatly on experience, knowledge, education, and what you put into it. This industry is about the relationships you make with your clients.

What jobs can you get with a cosmetology license?

Licensed cosmetologists have job opportunities in many areas of the beauty industry, including salon or spa manager or owner, salon development partner, makeup artist, nail technician, esthetician, wedding and event stylist, and cosmetology instructor. Plus, stylists for film, theater, celebrities, advertising, and fashion shows all started out in cosmetology school.

What is the average cosmetology school tuition in Ohio?

Beauty school tuition in Ohio varies and is set by each school. At PLCC, a not-for-profit Ohio Career-Technical School located in Uniontown, we offer an all-inclusive tuition of $16,995, which is at least $2,000 less than the average cost of tuition, fees, and supplies at for-profit beauty schools across the United States.

How many hours of cosmetology training are required in Ohio?

Students must successfully complete 1,500 hours of training in Ohio to be eligible to take the licensure exam from the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board, through which PLCC’s cosmetology training school is accredited.

Can PLCC help me get cosmetology internships?

Real-world experience is very important for cosmetology students. We make every effort to help students who want a cosmetology internship find one that meets their needs and aligns with their interests.

Can I get scholarships or financial aid to attend PLCC’s cosmetology training center?

Yes. In addition to tuition payment plans, PLCC is an approved institution for the following types of financial aid

  • Federal PELL Grants 
  • Federal Direct Loans 
  • Veterans Administration Education Benefits 
  • Workforce Innovation Opportunity Investment Act (WIOA) 
  • Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) 
  • Other aid, including a one-time $1,000 scholarship for alumni of PLCC’s four partner districts, as well as veterans and immediate family members of PLCC employees
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If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

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