Apply for an out of state cosmetology/barbering license

If you're from out of state but want to become licensed in the state of Massachusetts, find out how to apply here.

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Services Administration

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What you need for Apply for an out of state cosmetology/barbering license

  • A small 2" x 2" photo
  • A copy of your license from your state

  • A copy of your driver’s license or photo ID

  • Money order or check, signed and dated for $136.00 made payable to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. *Application fees are non-refundable.*

  • A certification of your current license

  • You must mail your form to the state board in which you are currently licensed

  • This state must complete the form and mail it back to the Massachusetts Board, not the applicant

  • Applicants should check with their state board to see if there is any fee in completing this form.

  • A work affidavit (signed by a notary public with seal) if you have at least 2 years work experience

Instructions for Cosmetologists, Hairdressers, and Aestheticians only:

  • A cosmetologist’s type 1 and an aesthetician’s type 6 license are equal to a manger’s license.
  • To be eligible for a manager’s level, you must submit proof of at least 2 years work experience.

  • You may receive an operator’s license (type 2) or an aesthetician’s license (type 7) if you have less than two years of work experience in your field

  • The salon owner/manager must complete the enclosed employment affidavit to specify dates of employment and confirm full or part-time work.

  • This affidavit must be signed by a notary public with seal

Fees for Apply for an out of state cosmetology/barbering license

Name Fee Unit
Application Fee $136 each

How to apply Apply for an out of state cosmetology/barbering license

More info about Apply for an out of state cosmetology/barbering license

  • If you have not taken your state board exam, you must submit an official transcript from your school verifying hours and dates off enrollment
  • New licensees must get a copy of the Massachusetts Rules & Regulations (240 CMR).
  • To get a copy of the Rules & Regulations, call the State House Bookstore at (617) 727-2834 or visit The Division’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd.

 

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