Maryland Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Maryland: The Old Line State

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

Licenses Available:
, Apprentice Cosmetologist, Senior Cosmetologist
Esthetician, Apprentice Esthetician
Nail Technician, Apprentice Nail Technician
Makeup Artist

Required Hours:
Cosmetologist: 1500 Cosmetology School Hours (24 Mos as Registered Apprentice)
Electrologist: 600 Electrolysis Training Hours
Esthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours (12 Mos as Registered Apprentice)
Nail Technician: 250 Nail School Hours (8 Mos as Registered Apprentice)

License Requirements:
Must be at least 17 years of age.
Must have 9th grade education or equivalent

An individual who possesses a current license in another state and who can provide certification that their license was obtained under the same or greater standards as required in Maryland, and is in good standing is eligible for a license by endorsement. 

Maryland cosmetology licenses must be renewed every 2 years. The renew your license in Maryland, the following must be submitted to the MD cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

MD State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
State Board of Cosmetologists
500 N. Calvert Street
Room 307
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 230-6320

Find MD Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Maryland 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.