Maine Cosmetology License

The process for getting a license in cosmetology, nail technology, hairdressing, esthetics, or barbering from the state of Maine, all students must fulfill the requirements listed below by the Maine State Board of Cosmetology. When obtaining a Maine cosmetology license, there is no wrong path to take, as long as you have completed your coursework at a Maine cosmetology school.

As stated by the Maine State Board of Cosmetology, to obtain a Maine cosmetology license, one must have attended a Maine cosmetology school or when moving into the state, the Maine Board of Cosmetology, requires you to satisfy their guidelines.

After completing your training, Maine cosmetology license guidelines require you to pass a licensing exam issue by the Maine State Board of Cosmetology. Upon passing you will earn your Maine cosmetology license. You are now permitted to work in the state of Maine.

Remember, just because you earned your Maine cosmetology license, you should still seek additional education to get full value from your Maine cosmetology license. Please contact the Maine State Board of Cosmetology for additional info.

Maine State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
Applicants must be at least 17 years of age, have satisfactorily completed the 10th grade in a secondary school or its equivalent, and have satisfactorily passed an examination in subjects the board considers necessary to determine the fitness of the applicant to practice.

COSMETOLOGIST: Has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction in cosmetology of 1,500 hours in not less than 9 months in a school licensed by the board or has experience in the practice of cosmetology as a trainee of 2,500 hours distributed over a period of at least 18 months.

BARBER: Has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction in barbering of 1,500 hours in not less than 9 months in a school licensed by the board or has experience in the practice of barbering as a trainee of 2,500 hours distributed over a period of at least 18 months.

ESTHETICIAN: Has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction in aesthetics of 600 hours in not less than 3 months in a school licensed by the board or has experience in the practice of aesthetics as a trainee of up to 1,000 hours distributed over a period of at least 6 months.

MANICURIST: Has satisfactorily completed a course of instruction in manicuring of 200 hours in not less than 5 weeks in a school licensed by the board or has experience in the practice of manicuring as a trainee of 400 hours distributed over a period of at least 10 weeks.

Reciprocity
The board shall waive the examination and grant a license to any applicant who presents proof of being authorized to practice by another state or other jurisdiction of the United States or another country that maintains professional standards considered by the board to be equivalent to or higher than those set. [1993, c. 287, ยง1 (amd).]

Maine Board of Cosmetology Contact Information
Office of Licensing and Registration
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Telephone: (207) 624-8625
TTY/HEARING-IMPAIRED: (888) 577-6690
FAX: (207) 624-8637
E-mail: geraldine.l.betts@maine.gov

The Maine State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Maine cosmetology license.

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