Missouri Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Missouri: The Show-Me State

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

Licenses Available:


Required Hours:
Cosmetogist: 1500 Beauty School Hours (3000 Apprentice)
Esthetician: 750 Esthetics School Hours
Manicurist: 400 Nail School Hours (780 Apprentice)

License Requirements:
Must 17 be at least years of age.
Must have at least 10th grade education or a G.E.D. certificate.

Granted to those individuals whose requirements for licensure are equal to or greater than those of Missouri.

Missouri cosmetology licenses expire on September 30 of each odd-numbered year. Barber licenses expire on February 28 of each even-numbered year. To renew your license in Missouri, the following must be turned into the MO cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

MO State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Missouri State Board of Cosmetology
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-1052
Toll Free: (866) 762-9432

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