Massachusetts Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Massachusetts: The Bay State

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

Licenses Available:

Required Hours:
Aesthetician: 300 Esthetics School Hours
Cosmetologist/Hairdresser: 1000 Cosmetology School Hours
Electrologist: 1100 Electrolysis Training Hours (Exams 2x Per Year)
Manicurist: 100 Nail School Hours

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

Applicant holds a current license from another state, and has a minimum of two years work experience.

Massachusetts beauty professionals are required to renew their licenses every two years on the licensee's birthday. The following are required to renew your license in Massachusetts:
- Renewal form
- Fee

MA State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Division of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: (617) 727-3074
Fax: (617) 727-2197

Find MA Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Massachusetts 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.