Apply For Hawaii Cosmetology License

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

Hawaii Cosmetology Licenses
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Cosmetology License Requirements In Hawaii
Must be at least 16 years of age, except barbers who is required to be at least 17 years of age. Applicant must also have an high school education or equivalent.

Hawaii School Hour Requirements
Cosmetology: 1800 Cosmetology School Hours (3600 Apprenticeship)
Esthetics: 550 Esthetician School Hours (1100 Apprenticeship)
Nail Technician: 350 Nail School Hours
Barber: 1500 Barber School Hours

Hawaii Cosmetology License Renewal Process
Hawaii cosmetology licenses expire on December 31 in every odd numbered year. If you miss the deadline your licensure will be automatically forfeited. You may reinstate for up to three years after expiration by following very specific reinstatement procedures. To renew your cosmetology license in Hawaii you need to provide the Hawaii cosmetology board with your renewal form and renewal fee.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In Hawaii
Hawaii grants reciprocity to all applicants with a current license from a state with equal or greater requirements. Work experience could be considered for applicants from states where fewer training hours are required to get licensed. All reciprocity applicants must take the Hawaii written exam.