Apply For Colorado Cosmetology License

If you are looking to apply for a Colorado cosmetology license or need to renew your cosmetology license in Colorado, then we provide additional information below including the types of licenses available, educational hours needed to complete and the CO reciprocity application process. To get started with getting your license you would need to apply at the Colorado state board of cosmetology.

Colorado Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Cosmetology
  • » Cosmetician
  • » Barber
  • » Manicurist

Cosmetology License Requirements In Colorado
Must be at least 16 years of age.

Colorado School Hour Requirements
Cosmetologist: 1450 Cosmetology School Hours
Hairstylist: 1140 Cosmetology School Hours
Cosmetician: 550 Cosmetology School Hours
Barber: 1250 Barber School Hours
Manicurist: 350 Nail School Hours

Colorado Cosmetology License Renewal Process
Cosmetologist licenses in Colorado expire on April 30 of odd or even numbered years dependent on the issuance date. Colorado barber, esthetician, hairstylist and manicurist licenses expire on March 31 of even numbered years. To renew your Colorado cosmetology license you need to provide the CO Board of Cosmetology with your renewal form and renewal fee.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In Colorado
Colorado does not have cosmetology license reciprocity, they an endorsement, and out of town licensees can apply for an endorsement. Each candidate is reviewed on an individual basis.