Tennessee Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Tennessee: The Volunteer State

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

Licenses Available:

Natural Hair Stylist
Shampoo Technician

Required Hours:
Esthetician: 750 Esthetics School Hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 Beauty School Hours
Electrologist: 600 Electrolysis Hours
Manicurist: 600 Nail School Hours
Natural Hair Stylist: 300 Beauty School Hours
Shampoo Technician: 300 Beauty School Hours 

License Requirements:
Must be at least 16 years of age.

No reciprocity for manicurists in Tennessee. Aesthetician applicants must show proof of passed board exams, as well as esthetics school training or five years of work experience. Cosmetology applicants must hold a current license, have completed beauty school training, and passed board exams or have five years of work experience.

Tennessee requires license renewal every two years. At this time, continuing education hours are required only for instructors. To renew your license in Tennessee, the following are due to the TN cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee
- Proof of continuing education hours (Instructors only)

TN State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
State Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Parkway, First Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1147
Phone: (615) 741-2515
Toll Free: (800) 480-9285
Fax: (615) 741-1310

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