The Massachusetts cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for cosmetologist, hairdresser, aesthetician, manicurist or electrologist in Massachusetts students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts cosmetology license.
Massachusetts Cosmetology License Requirements
Must be at least 17 years of age and must have at least 10th grade education.
Massachusetts Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 1000 Hours
Esthetician License: 300 Hours
Nail Technician License: 100 Hours
Barber License: Call 617-727-7367
Electrologist License: Call 617-727-3939
Cosmetology Instructor License: Cosmetology License + 2 Years As Junior Instructor
Massage Therapist License: 650 Hours
Massachusetts Cosmetology License Renewal
You must renew the license 1 year after taking the test. But after that cosmetology licenses in Massachusetts must be renewed every two years in by the licensee's birthday. The cost to renew your license is $68. No continuing education hours are required to renew your license in Massachusetts but cosmetology continuing education hours are always recommended to stay current in this industry.
Massachusetts Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
The Massachusetts cosmetology board does not accept reciprocity from other states. In order to transfer your cosmetology license or other beauty license to Massachusetts you must take the states written and practical board exams. The cost is $135 for the transfer application, $120 for the test and $68 for the license itself.