Apply For New York Cosmetology License

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

New York Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Barber
  • » Barber's Apprentice
  • » Cosmetology
  • » Esthetics
  • » Nail Specialty
  • » Natural Hair Styling
  • » Waxing

Cosmetology License Requirements In New York
Must be at least 17 years of age and must have a certificate from a physician showing the person is free from communicable diseases.

New York School Hour Requirements
Cosmetology: 1000 Beauty School Hours
Esthetics: 600 Esthetician School Hours
Nail Specialty: 250 Nail School Hours
Natural Hair Styling: 300 Beauty School Hours
Waxing: 75 Beauty School Hours

New York Cosmetology License Renewal Process
New York cosmetology licenses are valid for two years. Currently there are no continuing education requirements for renewal. To renew your license in New York you need to provide the New York Cosmetology Board with your renewal form and renewal fee.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In New York
New York grants reciprocity to applicants whose licensure requirements are of equal or greater value than New York requirements.