Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
239 Causeway St., #500
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: (617) 727-9940; (800
Fax: (617) 727-1627
License Type Required:
School Hours Required:
Home Salons Legal?
Mobile Salons Legal?
Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
No examination necessary if you have current license. You must submit an official transcript from your school to verify your hours and
enrollment dates if you have not taken a state board exam. (Florida and Connecticut applicants must take the practical and written exams.)
English only — interpreters, dictionaries, and other translating devices are not allowed.
Must have at least one licensed cosmetologist or manicurist manager present to supervise no more than three licensed personnel; booth renters must also have specific licenses depending on type of salon/spa where space is rented.
Number Of Hours: N/A
License Renewal: Birth date, every 2 years
Is Skin Cutting Allowed?
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.