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State Requirements For Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
000 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Phone: (617) 727-9940
Fax: (617) 727-1627

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? No

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.)

Examination Languages:
English only — interpreters, dictionaries, and other translating devices are not allowed.

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
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.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: N/A
License Renewal: Birth 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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