By the Division of Professional Licensure

2.01: Licensure Requirements

(1) Hairdresser/Cosmetologist - Type 1. An Operator - Type 2 who has had a minimum of two years experience as such or who has had a minimum of two years experience as a junior assistant instructor, may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as a hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1. The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and may be registered by the Board as a hairdresser/ cosmetologist - Type 1. A hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 may provide cosmetology services unsupervised in a salon for compensation and may supervise operators, manicurists, and aestheticians. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

(2) Operator - Type 2. A person who has successfully completed a course of at least six months, which course must have included 1000 hours of professional training in a cosmetology school approved by the Board may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as an operator. The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and achieve a passing score on a practical and written examination satisfactory to the Board. An operator may:

(a) provide cosmetic services only under the supervision of a currently licensed hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1;
(b) practice aesthetics under the supervision of a hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 or an aesthetician - Type 6; or
(c) practice manicuring without supervision.

The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

NOTE: An operator - Type 2 who is employed in a manicuring salon or an aesthetics salon will not be eligible to upgrade his/her license to a hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 without completing at least two years of practical experience under the supervision of a hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1. (M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 87T and 87W)

(3) Manicurist - Type 3. A person who has successfully completed a course of at least one month, which course must have included at least 100 hours of professional training in manicuring in a school approved by the Board, may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as a manicurist - Type 3. The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and must achieve a passing score on an examination satisfactory to the Board. A manicurist - Type 3 may be employed in a cosmetology salon, manicuring salon or an aesthetics salon. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

(4) Cosmetology Instructor - Type 4. A hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 who has had a minimum of two years of experience as such or who has had a minimum of two years experience as a junior assistant instructor may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as a cosmetology instructor - Type 4. The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and achieve a passing score on a practical and written examination satisfactory to the Board. A cosmetology instructor - Type 4 may be employed in a cosmetology salon, manicuring salon or aesthetics salon if the instructor also possesses a current hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 license. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

(5) Demonstrator - Type 5. Any person who desires to demonstrate the use of any machine or other article pertaining to cosmetology without charge on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer or distributor must file an application with the Board and pay required fees for a demonstrator - Type 5 license.

(6) Aesthetician - Type 6. An aesthetician - Type 7 who has had a minimum of two years experience as such may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as an aesthetician Type 6. Such person may supervise individuals licensed as aestheticians - Type 7 only. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

(7) Aesthetician - Type 7. A person who has successfully completed a course of at least three months, which course must have included at least 300 hours of professional training in an aesthetics school approved by the Board, may apply to the Board for examination and licensure as an aesthetician - Type 7. The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and pass a practical and written examination satisfactory to the Board. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board.

(8) Aesthetics Instructor - Type 8. A person licensed as:

(a) an aesthetician - Type 7;
(b) an aesthetician - Type 6 with a minimum of two years of practical experience as such; or
(c) a junior assistant aesthetics instructor with at least two years experience as such, may apply to the Board for licensure as an aesthetics instructor - Type 8.

The applicant must file an application with the Board accompanied by required fees and pass a practical examination satisfactory to the Board. The license must be renewed on the date determined by the Board. An aesthetics instructor - Type 8 may only be employed to instruct in an aesthetics school.

(9) Assistant Cosmetology Instructor. A hairdresser/cosmetologist - Type 1 who has a minimum of two years of practical experience as such may, pending examination as a cosmetology instructor - Type 4, apply to the Board and pay required fees and be issued an assistant cosmetology instructor license. This license is valid for a maximum six month period and may not be renewed. An assistant cosmetology instructor may only be employed to instruct in a cosmetology school.

(10) Assistant Aesthetics Instructor. An aesthetician - Type 6 who has a minimum of two years of practical experience as such may, pending examination as an aesthetics instructor - Type 8, apply to the Board and pay required fees and be issued an assistant aesthetics instructor license. This license is valid for a maximum six month period and may not be renewed. An assistant aesthetics instructor may only be employed to instruct in an aesthetics school.

(11) Junior Assistant Cosmetology Instructor. A graduate of a cosmetology school approved by the Board may apply to the Board and pay required fees for licensure as a junior assistant cosmetology instructor. This license is valid for a maximum two year period and may not be renewed. A junior assistant cosmetology instructor may only be employed to instruct in a cosmetology school.

(12) Junior Assistant Aesthetics Instructor. A graduate of an aesthetics school approved by the Board may apply to the Board and pay required fees for licensure as a junior assistant aesthetics instructor. This license is valid for a maximum two year period and may not be renewed. A junior assistant aesthetics instructor may only be employed to instruct in an aesthetics school.

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2.02: General Requirements

(1) Practical Experience. The practical experience requirement for application and/or examination for a particular license issued by the Board shall be defined to mean full-time (35 hours per week/48 weeks per year); or equivalent part-time (minimum of 24 hours per week)/40 weeks per year ) work experience providing services for compensation under appropriate supervision, where required.

(2) Licensees who hold more than one license are only authorized to provide services within the scope of the licenses which are current and in good standing.

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY
240 CMR 2.00: M.G.L. c. 112, § 87CC.