Esthetician Requirements by State

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Alabama Board of Cosmetology

Physical Address
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street, Suite 324
Montgomery, AL 36130
Mailing Address
PO Box 301750
Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: 334-242-1918 | Fax: 334-242-1926 | Website: www.aboc.state.al.us | Email: cosmetology@aboc.alabama.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 1000 (2000 for apprentices)

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Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing

PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Phone: 907-269-8160 | Fax: 907-465-2974 | Website: www.commerce.alaska.gov | Email: boardofbarbershairdressers@alaska.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 350

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Arizona Board of Cosmetology

1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 480-784-4539 | Fax: 480-784-4962 | Website: https://boc.az.gov | Email: board@azboc.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology

4815 West Markham, Slot 8
Little Rock, AK 72205

Phone: 501-682-2168 | Fax: 501-682-5640 | Website: healthy.arkansas.gov/ | Email: cosmo@arkansas.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: 800-952-5210 | Fax: 916-575-7281 | Website: barbercosmo.ca.gov/ | Email: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) of Barber & Cosmetologist Licensing

1560 Broadway, #1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800 | Fax: 303-894-7693 | Website: dpo.colorado.gov/ | Email: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Connecticut Department of Public Health, Barber Licensure

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12 APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone: 860-509-7603| Fax: 860-509-8457 | Website: portal.ct.gov/ | Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Delaware State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302-744-4500 | Fax: 302-739-2711 | Website: dpr.delaware.gov/ | Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600 (1200 for apprenticeship)

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Washington, D.C. Board of Barbers and Cosmetology

1100 4th Street SW, Suite 500 E
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202-442-4320 | Fax: 202-442-4528 | Website: dcra.dc.gov/ | Email: opla.barberandcosmetology@dc.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 6 hours every 2 years

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Florida Board of Cosmetology

2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Phone: 850-487-1395 | Fax: 850-921-0038 | Website: www.myfloridalicense.com | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 260 (Facial Specialist), 400 (Full Specialist)
Renewal CEU hours: 16 hours every 2 years

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Georgia State Board of Cosmetologists & Barbers

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Phone: 404-424-9966 | Fax: 478-207-1442 | Website: sos.ga.gov/ | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 1000
Renewal CEU hours: Operators 5 hours every 2 years, Instructors 15 hours every 2 years

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Guam Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

123 Chalan Kareta Vietnam Veterans Highway
Mangilao, GU 96923

Phone: 671-735-7407
Fax: 671-735-7413
Website: www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-barbering-and-cosmetology
Email: Heather.Narcis@dphss.guam.gov
Hours: 600

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Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

Professional & Vocational Licensing Division
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Attn: BAR/COS
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Phone: 808-586-2692 | Website: cca.hawaii.gov/ | Email: barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600 (1200 apprentice)

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Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board

11351 W. Chinden Blvd., Bldg 6
Boise, ID 837142

Phone: 208-334-3233 | Fax: 208-334-3945 | Website: apps.dopl.idaho.gov/ | Email: cos@ibol.idaho.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

Chicago Office
100 W. Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Springfield Office
320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Phone: 888-473-4858 | Website: www.idfpr.com/ | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750
Renewal CEU hours: Operators 10 hours every 2 years, Instructors 20 hours every 2 years

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Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners

Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-234-3031 | Fax: 317-233-4236 | Website: www.in.gov/pla/ | Email: pla12@pla.in.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 700

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Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Lucas State Office Bldg, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Phone: 515-281-0254 | Fax: 515-281-3121 | Website: idph.iowa.gov/ | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 6 hours every 2 years

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Kansas Board of Cosmetology

714 SW Jackson, Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66603

Phone: 785-296-3155 | Fax: 785-296-3002 | Website: kansas.gov/kboc/ | Email: Via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 1000
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 20 hours every 2 years

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Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology

1049 US Hwy 127, Annex #2 
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-564-4262 | Fax: 502-546-0481 | Website: kbc.ky.gov/ | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 1000

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Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 866-257-7901 | Fax: 225-756-3410 | Website: www.lsbc.louisiana.gov | Email: steve.young@la.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750

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Maine Barbering & Cosmetology Program

35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Phone: 207-624-8579 | Fax: 207-624-8637 | Website: maine.gov/pfr/ | Email: barbercosm.program@maine.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600 (1200 apprentice)
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 14 hours every 2 years

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Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists

500 North Calvert Street, Room #401
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6320 | Website: dllr.state.md.us/ | Email: barbers.cos@maryland.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 6 hours every 2 years (starting October 1, 2018)

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Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

1000 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-701-8792 | Fax: 617-727-1627 | Website: mass.gov/orgs/ | Email: sandra.m.velasquez@state.ma.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 300

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Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
PO Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-335-9700 | Fax: 517-373-1044 | Website: michigan.gov/lara | Email: via contact form on website
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 400

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Minnesota Board of Cosmetology

1000 University Ave., Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 651-201-2742 | Fax: 612-617-2601 | Website: mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/ | Email: cosmetology@state.mn.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

239 North Lamar, Suite 301
Jackson, MS 39201

Phone: 601-359-1820 | Fax: 601-354-6639 | Website: msbc.ms.gov/
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 24 hours every 2 years

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Missouri State Board of Cosmetology

3605 Missouri Blvd
PO Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1062

Phone: 573-751-1052 | Fax: 573-751-8167 | Website: pr.mo.gov/ | Email: cosbar@pr.mo.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750 (1500 apprentice)
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 8 hours every 2 years

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Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

301 S. Park Ave., 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 406-444-5711 | Continuing Education: 406-444-5696 | Website: boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/ | Email: dlibsdcos@mt.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 650
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 30 hours every 2 years

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Nebraska Board of Cosmetology and Esthetics

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402-471-2115 | Fax: 402-471-3577 | Website: dhhs.ne.gov/ | Email: dhhs.licensureunit@nebraska.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 8 hours every 2 years

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Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

Las Vegas Office
8945 West Russell Rd, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Reno Office
740 Del Monte Lane, Suite 12
Reno, NV 89511

Las Vegas office: 702-508-0015 | Reno office: 775-688-1442 | Website: nvcosmo.com
General email: info@nvcosmo.com | Licensing email: licensing@nvcosmo.com | Las Vegas testing: vegastesting@nvcosmo.com | Reno testing: renotesting@nvcosmo.com
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 900 (1800 apprentice)
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 30 hours every 2 years

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New Hampshire State Board of Cosmetology

7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-2152 | Fax: 603-271-3950 | Website: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/cosmetology/ | Email: cosmetology@oplc.nh.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600 (1200 apprentice)
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 28 hours every 2 years

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New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

PO Box 45003
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: 973-504-6400 | Fax: 973-273-8035 | Website: njconsumeraffairs.gov/cos | Email: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone: 505-476-4622 | Fax: 505-476-4665 | Website: rld.state.nm.us/ | Email: barber.cosmoboard@state.nm.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 12 hour every year

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New York Department of State - Esthetics

Division of Licensing Services
123 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 1038-3804

Phone: 518-474-4429 | Fax: 518-473-6648 | Website: dos.ny.gov/esthetics | Email: licensing@dos.state.ny.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

121 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 209
Cary, NC 27511

Phone: 919-736-4429 | Fax: 919-678-3012 | Website: nccosmeticarts.com/ | Email: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU Hours: 8 hours every year

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North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology

4719 Shelburne Street, Suite 1
Bismarck, ND 58503

Phone: 701-224-9800 | Fax: 701-222-8756 | Website: ndcosmetology.com/ | Email: bocinfo@nd.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600, Master 1000 work hours
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 8 hours every year

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Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board

1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: 614-466-3834 | Fax: 614-644-6880 | Website: cos.ohio.gov/ | Email: ohiocos@cos.ohio.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 8 hours every 2 years

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Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology

2401 Northwest 23rd, Suite 84
Shephard Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Phone: 405-521-2441 | Fax: 405-521-2440 | Website: ok.gov/cosmo/ | Email: oklahomacos@cos.oklahoma.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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Oregon Board of Cosmetology

1430 Tandem Ave NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-378-8667 | Fax: 503-370-9004 | Website: oregon.gov/oha/ | Email: hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 500
Renewal CEU hours: Advanced Estheticians, 5 hours per year. Standard Estheticians, 6 hours in dermaplaning and 5 hours in superficial chemical peels, if performed. Instructors, 30 hours, every 3 years.

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Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

Physical Address
One Penn Center
2601 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Mailing Address
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717-783-7130 | Fax: 717-705-5540 | Website: dos.pa.gov/ | Email: st-cosmetology@PA.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 300

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Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Beauty Specialists

Calle Fortaleza #151, Tercer Piso
San Juan, PR 305

Phone: 787-722-2122
Fax: 787-722-4818
Website: www.estado.pr.gov/es/
Email: belleza@estado.gobierno.pr
Hours: 1000 hours

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Rhode Island Department of Health—Barbering, Hairdressing and Cosmetology

Room 105A
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401-222-5960 | After hours: 401-276-8046 | Website: health.ri.gov/licenses/ | Email: doh.elicense@health.ri.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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South Carolina Board of Cosmetology

110 Centerville Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-896-4588 | Fax: 803-896-4525 | Website: llr.sc.gov/cosmo/ | Email: boardinfo@llr.sc.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 450
Renewal CEU hours: 12 hours every 2 years

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South Dakota Cosmetology Commission

500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Phone: 605-773-6193 | Fax: 605-224-7175 | Website: dlr.sd.gov/cosmetology/ | Email: cosmetology@state.sd.us
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 12 hours every year

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Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0565

Phone: 615-741-2241 | Fax: 615-741-1310 | Website: tn.gov/commerce/ | Email: Ask.TDCI@TN.Gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 16 hours every 2 years

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Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation—Cosmetology

920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-463-6599 | Fax: 512-463-9498 | Website: tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/ | Email: via online form at https://ga.tdlr.texas.gov:1443/form/csgeneralinquiry
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750
Renewal CEU hours: 4 hours every year

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Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing – Cosmetology and Barbering 

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-530-6628 | Fax: 801-530-6511 | Website: dopl.utah.gov/cosmo/ | Email: b2@utah.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600, Apprentice 800, Master 1200

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Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation: Barbers & Cosmetologists

89 Main St, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Phone: 802-828-1505 | Fax: 802-828-2465 | Website: sos.vermont.gov/barbers-cosmetologists/ | Email: via online form at https://sos.vermont.gov/opr/about-opr/contact-us/?lamcontact
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600 (800 apprentice)
Renewal CEU hours: Instructors only, 24 hours every 2 years

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Boards and Commissions, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311

Phone: 340-713-3522
Fax: 340-773-6982
Website: dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/barbers/
Email: nathalie.hodge@dlca.vi.gov
Hours: 250

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Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetologists

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1485

Phone: 804-367-8590 | Fax: 866-245-9693 | Website: dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Barber | Email: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600, Apprentice 2144, Master 1200

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Washington State Department of Licensing—Board of Cosmetology

Central Mail Center
1125 Washington Street, SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Mail with No Payments
Cosmetology Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507
Forms with Payments
Cosmetology Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

Phone: 360-664-6626 | Fax: 360-664-2550 | Website: dol.wa.gov/ | Email: DOLCosmo@dol.wa.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750, Master 1200

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West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

1201 Dunbar Ave
Dunbar, WV 25064

Phone: 304-558-2924 | Fax: 304-558-3450 | Website: wvbbc.com/ | Email: danielle.j.cordle@wv.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600
Renewal CEU hours: 4 hours every year

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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Cosmetology Examining Board 

PO Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708-8366

Phone: 608-266-2112 | Fax: 608-261-7083 | Website: dsps.wi.gov/ | Email: dsps@wi.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 450
Renewal CEU hours: 4 hours every 2 years

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Wyoming Board of Cosmetology

2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-3534 | Fax: 307-777-3681 | Website: cosmetology.wyo.gov/ | Email: sharon.bennett@wyo.gov
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 600

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