Virginia Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Virginia: The Old Dominion State

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

Licenses Available:
Hair Braider
Nail Technician
Wax Technician

Required Hours:
Barber: 1500 Barber School Hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 Beauty School Hours
Hair Braider: 170 Beauty School Hours
Nail Technician: 150 Nail School Hours
Wax Technician: 150 Beauty School Hours 

License Requirements:
No minimum age or education requirements on file.

Granted to applicants who have completed the same amount of hours as required by Virginia. Work experience will be considered for applicants who have worked in the field six months or more. Licensed barbers who have been licensed for two years may sit for the cosmetology exam without further training.

Virginia does not require continuing education hours for cosmetology license renewal. To renew your cosmetology license in Virginia, the following must be submitted to the VA cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

VA State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Virginia Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
3600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230-4917
Phone: (804) 367-8509
Fax: 804.367.2475

Find VA Cosmetology offers you the ability to search for Virginia 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.