Apply For Indiana Cosmetology License

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

Indiana Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Barber
  • » Cosmetology
  • » Electrologist
  • » Esthetician
  • » Manicurist
  • » Nail Technologist
  • » Shampooer

Cosmetology License Requirements In Indiana
Cosmetology License Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age and must have at least 10th grade education or equivalent.

Indiana School Hour Requirements
Barber: 1500 Hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 Hours
Electrologist: 300 Hours and 1500 Hours of Beauty Culture | Or 700 hours Esthetics Course and License
Esthetician: 700 Hours
Manicurist/Nail Technologist: 450 Hours
Shampooer: 300 Hours

Indiana Cosmetology License Renewal Process
Indiana cosmetology licenses expire every four years. To renew your license in Illinois you need to provide the Indiana cosmetology board with your renewal form, renewal fee and proof of continuing education hours.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In Indiana
Applicants that have been licensed as a cosmetologist in another state may obtain a license in the state of Indiana as long as the state they are originally licensed in has requirements equal to or greater than those of Indiana.