Apply For New Mexico Cosmetology License

If you are looking to apply for a New Mexico cosmetology license or need to renew your cosmetology license in New Mexico, then we provide additional information below including the types of licenses available, educational hours needed to complete and the NM reciprocity application process. To get started with getting your license you would need to apply at the New Mexico state board of cosmetology.

New Mexico Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Barber
  • » Cosmetologist
  • » Electrologist
  • » Esthetician
  • » Manicurist
  • » Pedicurist

Cosmetology License Requirements In New Mexico
Must be at least 17 years of age and must have a minimum of 2 years in high school or an equivalent.

New Mexico School Hour Requirements
Barber: 1200 Barber School Hours
Cosmetologist: 1600 Beauty School Hours
Electrologist: 600 Electrolysis Training Hours
Esthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours
Manicurist/Pedicurist: 350 Nail School Hours

New Mexico Cosmetology License Renewal Process
New Mexico cosmetology licenses are renewed annually for all licenses. Continuing education hours are currently required for instructors only. To renew your license in New Mexico you need to provide the New Mexico Cosmetology Board with your renewal form, renewal fee and proof of continuing education hours if you are an instructor.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In New Mexico
New Mexico grants reciprocity to applicants whose requirements for licensure were equal to or greater than those of New Mexico.