Missouri Cosmetology License Requirements

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

Apply For Missouri Cosmetology License

Must 17 be at least years of age and must have at least a 10th grade education or a GED certificate.

Missouri Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
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

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.