Nail Tech Demographics 2008 in US

WHICH TITLE BEST DESCRIBES YOUR POSITION?

  • Salon owner (doing nails) 34.7%
  • Nail technician/booth renter 22.5%
  • Nail technician/employee 14.4%
  • Student/apprentice 9.5%
  • Salon manager/nail dept. manager (doing nails) 4.9%
  • Salon manager/nail dept. manager (not doing nails) 1.8%
  • Salon owner (not doing nails) 5.2%
  • Cosmetologist 7.0%

 

ETHNICITY

One of the most fascinating aspects of the professional nail industry is its ethnic diversity, especially the dominance of one particular ethnic the group: the Vietnamese. See page 42 for more details about specific demographics. 

Vietnamese ….. 40%
Caucasian ….. 37%
African-American ….. 10%
Hispanic ….. 10%
Korean ….. 2%
Other ….. 1%

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

  • 25 or younger . . . . . 9.1%
  • 26-30 . . . . . 14.8%
  • 31-35 . . . . . 20.6%
  • 36-40 . . . . . 18.9%
  • 41-45 . . . . . 14.5%
  • 46-50 . . . . . 10.9%
  • Over 50 . . . . . 11.2%

GENDER: 4% male & 96% female

HOME LIFE

  • Married with kids . . . . . 54.6%
  • Unmarried with kids . . . . . 13.8%
  • Married with no kids . . . . . 12.8%
  • Unmarried with no kids . . . . . 18.8%

 

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SCHOOL YOU HAVE COMPLETED ?

STATISTICS NAIL 2008
STATISTICS NAIL 2008

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

  • New England/Mid-Atlantic 23.1%
  • North Central . . . . . 17.8%
  • South Atlantic . . . . . 23.6%
  • South Central . . . . . 13.7%
  • Mountain . . . . . 6.3%
  • Pacific Coast . . . . .  12.5%
  • International . . . . . 3.0%

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING NAILS?

  • One year or less . . . . . 23.2%
  • 2-3 years . . . . . 16.4%
  • 4-5 years . . . . . 10.3%
  • 6-7 years . . . . . 7.7%
  • 8-9 years . . . . . 5.2%
  • 10+ years . . . . . 37.2%