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Licensing Requirements

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All information listed on the following pages MAY NOT be current.
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Cosmetologist: 1500 clock hours
Esthetician: 1200 hours
Nail Technicians: 750 hours
Reciprocity: Must meet the hours requirements of Alabama at the time of licensure. Must present proof of five years of licensed experience.

Complaint Form

ALABAMA Board of Cosmetology
100 N. Union St., #320
Montgomery, AL 36130
Fax: 334-242-1926


Hairdresser: 1650 hours, Apprenticeship, with a licensed instructor, 2000 hours.
Manicurist: 12 hrs
Advanced manicurist 250 hrs, completed a course of study in a school approved by board
Cosmetician: 350 hours.
Esthetician: 360 hours or apprenticeship are required for licensing
Reciprocity: Must have completed 1650 hours. Alaska will grant credit for work experience. ( 500 hours for each year in the field. )
Note: A Cosmetologist in Alaska may only do facial, hair removal and make-up. A Hairdresser only works with the hair. TWO licenses would be required to do all these procedures.

Complaints: [email protected] 

ALASKA Division of Occupational
Licensing Board of Barber & Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Fax: 907-465-2974
[email protected] 


Cosmetologist: 1600 hours
Aesthetician: 600 hours
Nail Technician: 600 hours
Minimum Requirements: All applicants must have at least a 10th grade education or its' equivalent. Home Salons and Mobile Salons allowed.
Reciprocity: A) Notwithstanding sections 32-511 and 32-512, a person is entitled to receive a cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician license if he: 1) Submits to the board under oath an application for a cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician license on a form supplied by the board. 2) Has practiced as a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician for at least one of the five years immediately preceding his application in another state or country and holds a current license in that state or country. 3) Pays the prescribed fees. B) For purposes of substantial equivalent requirements under subsection A, paragraph 2 of this section, the board may consider length of work experience in the state in which the person was licensed before applying for a license under this section if the training requirements of that state are less than sixteen hundred hours.
License Renewal: A) A cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician shall renew his license on or before his birth date every year. B) A cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician shall submit an application for renewal accompanied by the prescribed renewal fee in order to renew his license. C) A cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician who fails to renew his license on or before his birth date shall also pay the prescribed delinquent renewal penalty in order to renew his license.

Filing a Complaint

State Board of Cosmetology
1721 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Fax 480-784-4962


Cosmetology:  1500 Hours
Nail Technology: 600 Hours
Esthetician: 600 Hours
Electrology: 600 Hours or only 350 Hours if you hold a valid cosmetology license.
Reciprocity: Granted to all those who hold a valid license but has passed BOTH a written AND practical exam.
Home Salons Allowed

MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.
Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.
The state abides by the FDA guidelines.
Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them or us directly.

Official Complaint Form

ARKANSAS State Board of Cosmetology
101 F. Capital, Ste. 108
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax 501-682-5640



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