Louisiana Cosmetology License Requirements

Below are the requirements on how to get a Louisiana cosmetology license, renew your license or if you need to transfer your cosmetology license in Louisiana to a different state. If you have questions or issues about these requirements for cosmetology, you can contact the Louisiana state board of cosmetology.

Apply For Louisiana Cosmetology License

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 Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
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 licensee's 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

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.