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Licensing Requirements

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All information listed on the following pages MAY NOT be current.
Please check directly with the agency.

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California


Cosmetologist: 1600 hours
Esthetician: 600 hours
Manicurist: 400 hours
Barber: 1500 hours
Electrologist: 600 hours.
Minimum Requirements: All applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have at least a 10th grade education or its' equivalent.
Reciprocity: As of May 2007 California now has reciprocity rules. See the website for specifics

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.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/barber/laws/act_reg.pdf 
989. Prohibited Hazardous Substances/Use of Products

No establishment or school shall have on the premises cosmetic products containing hazardous substances which have been banned by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for use in cosmetic products, including liquid methyl methacrylate monomer and methylene chloride. No product shall be used in a manner that is disapproved by the FDA.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 7312, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 7312(e), Business and Professions Code.

Complaint Form:   http://www.dca.ca.gov/barber/

CALIFORNIA Barbering & Cosmetology Program
P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260
800-952-5210
Fax 916-445-8893


Colorado


Barber: 1250 hours
Cosmetologist: 1450 hours
Cosmetician: 550 hours
Manicurist: 350 hours
Minimum Requirements: Applicants for licensure must be at least 16 years of age. Home salons and mobile salons allowed. Home salons and Mobile salons allowed.
Reciprocity: Colorado does not have reciprocity, we have endorsement and everyone who holds an active license in another state may apply for endorsement and everyone is reviewed on an individual basis.

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.

Complaints

Exam info

Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing
1560 Broadway, #1340
Denver, CO 80202
303.894.7772


Connecticut


Cosmetology: 1500 Hours
Nail Technology: not licensed
Esthetics: not licensed
Reciprocity: With all States that have the same requirements.
Home salons and Mobile salons allowed.

WTNH New Haven, Hartford, CT Full report with video (Real Audio player required)
CT State Licensing and sanitation 5/10/00

CONNECTICUT Dept. of Public Health Cosmetology & Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
860/509-7569
860-509-8457


Washington, District of Columbia

Cosmetology: 1500 Hours
Manicurist: 350 Hours
Skin Care: 125 Hours
Reciprocity: granted to all individuals whose current license is from a State whose requirements are equivalent to those of DC. Credit for work experience may be granted.

Exam info

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
1100 4th Street, SW
Suite 500E
Washington, DC  20024
(202) 442-4320


Delaware


Cosmetologist: 1500 hours, apprenticeship 3000 hours
Manicurist: 125 hours, apprenticeship 250 hours.
Delaware does not allow drills to be used on natural nails.

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.

16.3 Electric nail files and electric drills shall not be used on natural nails. The use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) is prohibited. No licensee, instructor, certified aesthetician, school, beauty salon or shop shall use or permit the use of MMA.

Estheticians: 300 Hours apprenticeship 600 Hours.
Reciprocity extended to ALL States, including DC.

DELAWARE Board of Cosmetology &Barbering
Canon Building, #203
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903
302/739-4522 800-273-9500
Fax: 302-739-2711

 
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