The Missouri cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for cosmetologist, esthetician or manicurist in Missouri students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Missouri 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 Missouri cosmetology license.
Missouri Cosmetology License Requirements
Must 17 be at least years of age and must have at least a 10th grade education or a G.E.D. certificate.
Missouri Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 1500 Hours (3000 Hours Apprenticeship)
Barber License: 1000 Hours (2000 Hours Apprenticeship)
Esthetician License: 750 Hours (1500 Hours Apprenticeship)
Nail Technician License: 400 Hours (800 Hours Apprenticeship)
Permanent Makeup License: 300 Hours Apprenticeship
Cosmetology Instructor License: Cosmetology License + 600 Hours
Massage Therapist License: 500 Hours
Missouri Cosmetology License Renewal
Missouri cosmetology license renewal in biennially (every 2 years). Cosmetology licenses expire on September 30 in the odd numbered years. The cost to renew beauty licenses in Missouri is $30.
Missouri Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
Cosmetology license transfer depends on your home state and how comparable their training hours are to Missouri. Missouri requires NIC testing for all transfers. Though cosmetology continuing education is only required for instructors cosmetology continuing education hours are always recommended to stay current in this industry.