Florida Cosmetology License

The process for obtaining a Florida cosmetology license in hairdressing, nail technology, or skin care, cosmetology students must fulfill all of the Florida cosmetology license requirements listed below. Please contact the Florida State Board of Cosmetology for further information.

Florida Cosmetology License Requirements
To be granted a cosmetology license in Florida, students must complete the following hours:

COSMETOLOGIST: 1200
NAIL TECHNOLOGIST: 240 hours
SKIN CARE: 260 hours

Reciprocity for Florida Cosmetology License
Reciprocity is given to those individuals holding a license from another state whose requirements are the same or more stringent than the cosmetology license in Florida. One such state that meets this condition is Pennsylvania. Hair braiding registration is also available in Florida (2 day-16 hour course) and in addition, home salons are allowed.

Florida Cosmetology License Contact Information

For questions pertaining to a cosmetology license in Florida, please contact:
Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-487-1395 (phone)

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