Apply For Louisiana Cosmetology License

The Louisiana cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in Louisiana students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page then we suggest to contact the state board of cosmetology. They can help answer general questions about applying for an Louisiana cosmetology license.

Louisiana Cosmetology License Requirements
Must be at least 16 years of age and must have completed 10th grade at an approved high school. You must also have completed required hours in an approved cosmetology school curriculum. Also you must pass state board examinations and pay fees.

Louisiana Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 1500 Hours
Hair Design License: 500 Hours
Barber License: 1500 Hours - Call 225-925-1701
Nail Technician License: 500 Hours
Esthetician License: 750 Hours
Makeup Artist Permit: 40 Hours
Cosmetology Instructor License: 500 Hours + Cosmetology License
Permanent Makeup Artist License: Call 504-219-4418
Electrologist License: Call 225-763-3502
Massage Therapist License: 500 Hours

Louisiana Cosmetology License Renewal
Louisiana cosmetology licenses need to be renewed every year by the licensees birthday. The cost to renew your license in state is $25, $50 for out of state. At this time there is no continuing education hours required to renew your cosmetology license in Louisiana but highly recommended to stay current in this industry.

Louisiana Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
Louisiana state board of cosmetology does not have reciprocity with Texas, Kansas, Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee, New york, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts or Maryland. Out of state transfer applicants will need to take a NIC Exam for $25, a State Theory Exam for $25 and a practical exam for $25. They will then need to pay the reciprocity license fee of which is $50.