Indiana Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Indiana: The Hoosier State

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

Licenses Available:

Manicurist / Nail Technologist


Required Hours:
Barber: 1500 Hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 Hours
Electrologist: 300 Hours + 1500 Hours "Beauty Culture" course, or 700 hours Esthetics Course + License
Esthetician: 700 Hours
Manicurist / Nail Technologist: 450 Hours
Shampooer: 300 Hours

License Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have at least 10th grade education or equivalent.

Applicants that have been licensed as a cosmetologist in another state may obtain a license in the state of Indiana as long as the state they are originally licensed in has requirements equal to or greater than those of Indiana. 

Indiana cosmetology licenses expire every four years. To renew your license in Illinois, the following must be provided to the IL cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours

IN State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
302 West Washington Street, Room E034
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-3031
Fax: (317) 232-2312

Find IN Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Indiana 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.