Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

Licenses are eligible for renewal 90 days before their expiration date.

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering Services Administration

The Details of Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

What you need for Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

To renew your license online, you will need your Record ID and Authorization codes, which are on your renewal form. 

You can also obtain your Record ID and Authorization codes here.

For a step-by-step guide on setting up your online account and renewing your license online, please see these instructions.

Important Information

  • Renewal notices are sent by mail to the address of record 60-days prior to license expiration. The mailed renewal notice includes a hard-copy renewal application, which can be completed and returned to the board, and also information that will facilitate an online renewal application.
  • If your license has lapsed (the expiration date is more than three years ago), see this page to submit an application to reinstate your license.
  • If your shop has moved to a new address, you must submit a new application. Do not renew your existing license. 

Fees for Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

Fees for Commonly-Held Licenses

Registered Cosmetologist/Manicurist/Aesthetician $68
Barber $40
Registered Electrologist $78
Cosmetology Salon, Manicuring Shop, Aesthetic Shop $82
Barber Shop   $78
Cosmetology/Aesthetics Instructor $68
Barber Instructor $84
Electrology Instructor $52
Barber School $225
Cosmetology/Manicuring/Aesthetician School $338

How to apply Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

Renew online in our ePLACE Portal.

For detailed instructions on how to submit a renewal see here.

If you do not wish to renew your license online, you may still renew your license by completing and mailing the license renewal application form sent to your address of record. 

Mail your completed application along with the non-refundable processing fee to the address below:

Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering
Division of Occupational Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

Ensure that your application has your correct social security number and mailing address. 

 

More info for Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

Licensees may only renew their license ONCE per license cycle, either via postal mail OR online. Please DO NOT renew online and by mail. Doing so will interfere with the processing of your renewal application and delay approval and receipt of your renewed license.

Contact for Renew Your Cosmetology or Barbering License

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