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Maine

Cosmetology: 1500 hours, apprenticeship of not less than 2500 hours.
Barbering: 1500 hours, apprenticeship of not less than 2500 hours.
Esthetics: 750 hours, apprenticeship 1250 hour.
Nail Technology: 200 hours, apprenticeship 400 hours.
The State Board shall waive an exam and grant a license to an applicant who seeks reciprocity, provided that the applicant has a valid license from a State whose requirements are equal to or greater than Maine's.
Home salon and Mobile salon allowed.
MMA BANNED coming summer 1999

MAINE State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
State House Sta. 35
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-8603 - You will have to call Maine government offices
(207) 624-8637
soyna.m.weed@state.me.us

http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/rules.html <-- Government offices


Maryland

Cosmetologist

Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1500 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 24 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

Esthetician

Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed the 9th grade or G.E.D. Applicant must submit proof of completion of 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

Nail Technician

Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of completion of at least 250 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 8 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

Makeup Artist

Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.  Applicant must submit proof of having successfully completed a course or program in makeup artist services approved by the Board.

Senior Cosmetologist

Must submit proof of working for 24 months as a licensed beauty in a licensed cosmetology salon or barber shop and qualify by examination given by the Board.

Owner Salon

Submit approved use and occupancy permit from local zoning agency with license application.

Owner Limited Practice

Owner Limited Practice license is issued for either manicuring or esthetician. Submit approved use and occupancy permit from  local zoning agency with license application.

Apprentice Cosmetologist
(Limited to 1 one-year original license & 2 one-year renewals)

Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist and salon owner.  Must complete 24 months of training with at least 30 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.

Apprentice Esthetician (Limited to 1 one-year original license & 1 one-year renewal)

Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist or a 2 year licensed esthetician and salon owner.  Must complete 12 months of training with at least 30 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.

Apprentice Nail Technician
 
(Limited to 1 one-year original license)

Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a licensed senior cosmetologist or 2 year licensed nail technician and salon owner.  Must complete 8 months of training with at least 30 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.

Reciprocity: Maryland grants reciprocity to those individuals who hold a license from a State whose requirements are the same as or greater than those of Maryland's.
Home Salon allowed.

State Board of Barbers

State Board of Cosmetologists
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/cos.html

MARYLAND State Board of Cosmetologists
500 N. Calvert Street Room 307
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
(410) 230-6320


Massachusetts

Cosmetology: 1000 Hours
Nail Technology: 100 Hours
MMA BANNED
Esthetics: 300 Hours
Electrology: 1100 Hours ( Exam given twice a year. )
Home Salon allowed.

MASSACHUSETTS Board of Cosmetologists

http://www.mass.gov/
100 Cambridge St., Rm. 1406
Boston, MA 02202
617/727-9940
Fax: 617-737-1627


Michigan

Cosmetologist:1500 hours
Esthetician: 400 hours (effective 8/98)
Manicurist: 400 hours
MMA BANNED
Electrologist: 300 hours
Barber: 1750 hours
All applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a minimum level of education equivalent to the 9th grade.
Reciprocity: All individuals licensed in another state may obtain their license in the state of Michigan by making an application to the board and meeting the requirements of 17 years of age and a 9th grade education. No examination is required. For those individuals whose states have requirements less than those in Michigan a credit of 100 hours per every 6 months work experience will be awarded.
Home Salon allowed.

Complaint Form: Page1 Page2 (each a full page, may take a while to load, be patient!)

Street Address:
2501 Woodlake Circle
Okemos, MI 48864

Board of Cosmetology

http://www.michigan.gov/cis/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35459-114355--,00.html
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: (517) 241-9201
Fax: (517) 241-9280
bcslic@michigan.gov <-- Licensing
 


Minnesota

Barber
Barber Apprentice
Barber Instructor
Cosmetologist: 1550 hours.
Cosmetology Instructor
Cosmetology Manager
Esthetician: 600 hours
Manicurist: 350 hours.
An applicant must have at least a twelfth grade education or a G.E.D. Electrology is not licensed by the State but may be regulated by the local municipality. Reciprocity may be granted to currently licensed applicants who pass the Minnesota Board Exam and who have at least 1800 hours of licensed experience within the last three years.
Home Salon and Mobile Salon allowed.

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Cosmetology Unit

http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=Commerce
133 East Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
651-296-6319, 800/657-3978
Fax: 612-296-2886


Mississippi

Cosmetology: 1500 Hours
Nail Technology: 350 Hours
Esthetics: 600 Hours
Reciprocity: with Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and West Virginia.
Home Salon Allowed.

Mississippi State Board Of Cosmetology
http://www.msbc.state.ms.us/msbc/Cosmetology.nsf
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, Mississippi 39296-5689
601-987-6837
Fax: 601-687-6840

www.msbc.state.ms.us 


Missouri

Cosmetologist: 1200 hours
Manicurist:
390 hours
Esthetician: 750 hours
Reciprocity: Manicurist-Equal hours or take exam
Home Salon and Mobile Salon allowed.

Complaint Form: Page1 (each a full page, may take a while to load, be patient!)
SUBMIT IN TRIPLICATE

MMA BANNED Effective September 30, 2000, the use of any liquid product containing Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is prohibited.

MISSOURI State Board of Cosmetology

http://pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573/751-1052
Fax: 573-751-8167


Montana

Cosmetology: 2000 Hours
Nail Technology: 350 Hours
MMA BANNED coming summer 1999
Esthetics: 650 Hours
Electrology: 600 Hours
Reciprocity: An applicant with LESS than the hours required by Montana must take the National Practical and Written exams. An applicant may take the additional hours from an approved school.
Home Salon allowed

MONTANA Dept. of Commerce
Board of Cosmetologists

http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/cos_board/board_page.asp
301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406/841-2335
Fax: 406-444-1667
compolcos@state.mt.us 

 

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