Apply For Iowa Cosmetology License

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

Iowa Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Cosmetologist
  • » Electrologist
  • » Esthetician
  • » Manicurist
  • » Nail Technologist

Cosmetology License Requirements In Iowa
Must have a high school diploma or GED and must show proof of graduation from cosmetology school.

Iowa School Hour Requirements
Cosmetologist : 2100 Hours
Electrologist: 425 Hours
Esthetitian: 600 Hours
Manicurist: 40 Hours and Perform 25 Manicures
Nail Technologist: 325 Hours

Iowa Cosmetology License Renewal Process
Half of the cosmetology licenses in Iowa expire on March 31 of even numbered years and the other half expire on March 31 of odd numbered years. In order to renew your license in Iowa you must provide the Iowa cosmetology board with your renewal form, renewal fee and proof of continuing education hours.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In Iowa
Extended to all states, provided that the requirements of that state are equal to or greater than Iowas. You must also take a mandatory Iowa Law exam.