In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, barbering, or electrology in the State of Michigan, students must complete the requirements listed below. Please contact the Michigan Board of Cosmetology for more information.
COSMETOLOGIST: 1500 hours
ESTHETICS: 400 hours
NAIL TECHNICIAN: 400 hours
ELECTROLOGY: 300 hours
BARBERING: 1750 hours
All applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a minimum level of education equivalent to the 9th grade.
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.
Michigan Bureau of Commercial Services - Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-8720 (phone)/517-373-1044 (fax)
The information you find listed within each state is the latest data on file. Hours and minimum requirements are subject to change. Please contact the appropriate state board licensing agencies if you have any questions.