Kentucky Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Kentucky: The Bluegrass State

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

Licenses Available
Nail Technician

Required Hours:
Cosmetologist: 1800 Hours
Nail Technician: 600 Hours

License Requirements:
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Must have completed at least 2 years of high school or equivalent.

Applicants from out-of-state who holds a valid license and can show proof of two years work experience may take the cosmetology practical examination for reciprocal licensing in Kentucky.

Licenses must be renewed by July 31 anually. Kentucky requires 6 hours of continuing education to renew your license. The following must be provided to the KY cosmetology board for renewal:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours

KY State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
111 St. James Court
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4262
Fax: (502) 564-0481

Find KY Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Kentucky 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.