Maine Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Maine: The Pine Tree State

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

Licenses Available:



Required Hours:
Aesthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours (1250 Apprentice)
Barber: 1500 Barber School Hours (2500 Apprentice)
Cosmetologist: 1500 Cosmetology School Hours (2500 Apprentice)
Electrologist: 600 Electrolysis Training Hours
Manicurist: 200 Nail School Hours (400 Apprentice)

License Requirements:
Must be at least 17 years of age.
Must have at least 10th grade education.

The Louisiana state board waives the exam and grants licenses to applicants who seek reciprocity, provided the applicant comes from a state where the requirements are the same or higher than Maine's. 

Maine cosmetology licenses are valid for a two-year period. The state requires 14 hours of continuing education to renew. To renew your license in Maine, the following must be submitted to the ME cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours

ME State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Maine State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone (207) 624-8579
Fax (207) 624-8637

Find ME Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Maine 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.