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State Requirements For Maine

Maine State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Maine Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
35 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8603
Fax: (207) 624-8637

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:
200 or 400 apprenticeship hours

Home Salons Legal? Yes Must have license

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Must have a valid license from a state that imposes licensing requirements substantially equal to Maine’s, including state level written practical exams.

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.

Examination Languages:
The written test is available in any language offered by the NIC.

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: N/A
License Renewal: Issuance date, every 2 years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
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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