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State Requirements For Kentucky

Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
111 St. James Court, Suite A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4262
Fax: (502) 564-0481

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? No

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
No - Any applicant from out-of-state who holds a valid license and can show proof of 2 years current experience can take the cosmetology practical examination for licensing in Kentucky. The applicant must also meet the minimum requirements from above.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must be licensed nail technician to manage nail salon, licensed cosmetologist for beauty salon.

CEU Required? Yes
Number Of Hours: 6 per renewal period
License Renewal: July, annually

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
All applicants must have completed at least 2 years of high school or its equivalent and be at least 16 years of age.

MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.

Prohibited can mean:

A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.

A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.
The state abides by the FDA guidelines.

Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them directly.

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