New York Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

New York: The Empire State

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

Licenses Available:
, Barber's Apprentice
Nail Specialty
Natural Hair Styling

Required Hours:
Cosmetology: 1000 Beauty School Hours
Esthetics: 600 Esthetician School Hours
Nail Specialty: 250 Nail School Hours
Natural Hair Styling: 300 Beauty School Hours
Waxing: 75 Beauty School Hours

Minimum Requirements:
Must be at least 17 years of age.
Must have a certificate from a physician showing the person is free from communicable diseases.

New York grants reciprocity to applicants whose licensure requirements are of equal or greater value than NY requirements.

New York cosmetology licenses are valid for two years. Currently there are no continuing education requirements for renewal. To renew your license in New York, the following is due to the NY cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

NY State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
New York Department of State Division of Licensing Services
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208-3490
Telephone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648

Find NY Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for New York 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.