Nebraska Cosmetology License Requirements

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

Apply For Nebraska Cosmetology License

Must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED You must also complete a basic first aid class.

Nebraska Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
Cosmetologist License 2100 Hours
Barber License Contact The Board Of Barbering
Esthetician License 600 Hours
Nail Technician License 300 Hours
Electrologist License 600 Hours
Permanent Makeup License 4 Hours
Cosmetology Instructor License Cosmetology License + 925 Hours
Massage Therapist License 1000 Hours

Nebraska Cosmetology License Renewal

Nebraska cosmetology license renewal happens every 2 years at the end of December for all cosmetologists and nail technicians. Estheticians renew every two years at the end of September. The cost to renew beauty practitioner licenses is $118. Nebraska requires 8 hours of cosmetology continuing education to renew all licenses.

Nebraska Cosmetology License Reciprocity

To transfer your home state cosmetology license to Nebraska you must have at least 2100 training hours completed and a state board issued exam from your home state. Work experience or additional training hours in Nebraska may be considered if you don't have 2100 training hours from your home state. The cost to transfer your license to Nebraska is $95.