Colorado Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Colorado: The Sunshine State

If you are interested in getting your Colorado cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the Sunshine State!

Licenses Available:

Required Hours:
Cosmetologist: 1450 Cosmetology School Hours
Hairstylist: 1140 Cosmetology School Hours
Cosmetician: 550 Cosmetology School Hours
Barber: 1250 Barber School Hours
Manicurist: 350 Nail School Hours

License Requirements:
Must be at least 16 years of age.

Colorado does not have cosmetology license reciprocity. Instead, they have "endorsement," and out-of-town licensees can apply for endorsement. Each candidate is reviewed on an indivdiaul basis.

Cosmetologist licenses in Colorado expire on April 30 of odd- or even-numbered years dependent on the issuance date. Colorado barber, esthetician, hairstylist and manicurist licenses expire on March 31 of even-numbered years. To renew your Colorado cosmetology license, the following items are required at the Colorado Board of Cosmetology:
- Renewal form
- Fee

CO State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1340
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7772
Fax: (303) 894-7764

Find CO Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Colorado cosmetology schools in your area to find a quality institution that fits your needs. Upon completing your program, you can obtain your state licensure and begin a rewarding career in beauty.