By the Division of Professional Licensure

How can I become a cosmetologist?

Complete a basic 1000 hour course in a licensed cosmetology school.

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How can I become a manicurist?

Complete a basic 100 hour course in an approved manicuring program

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How can I become an aesthetician?

Complete a basic 300 course in an approved aesthetic program

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When are the examinations offered?

Examinations are offered daily in Malden. They are also offered on Saturdays in Springfield and Framingham.

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Where are the Cosmetology, Aesthetic and Manicuring schools located?

Our list of the licensed schools pdf format of Massachusetts Schools of Cosmetology
and programs is available on this web site.

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How can I update my operators license to a cosmetologist (type 1) license?

Complete the application with proof of two years work experience and it must be notarized. Operators license must be current.

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How do I renew my cosmetology license?

Licenses are renewed every two years on your birthrate. Renewals are mailed out approximately 6 weeks prior to the expiration date. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the Board if they fail to receive a renewal notice.

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How do I notify the Board of an address or name change?

Use our online Change Your Address form and update the information

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How would I contact a cosmetology association in Massachusetts?

You may call the National Cosmetology Association of Massachusetts at 1-800-487-8858.

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How can I open a salon?

Please visit our Applications and Forms page or take a look at our Salon Applicants pdf format of Salon Applicants
form.

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