New Mexico State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
New Mexico Barbers and Cosmetologists Board
2550 Cerrillos Rd., PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4690
Fax: (505) 476-4665
License Type Required:
School Hours Required:
Home Salons Legal?
Mobile Salons Legal?
Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
350 hours verifiable work experience for manicurist-pedicurist license; 600 school hours/600 hours verifiable work experience for manicurist-esthetician license; may receive up to 150 hours of credit for six full months of experience.
Applicants who have not completed a course of study equal to the requirements of this state may receive credit for work experience, for every 6 full months of work the applicant will be credited with 150 hours of training.
Any applicants that HAVE completed a course with requirements equal to this state must furnish a transcript of hours and a copy of a valid license.
English and Spanish; state-certified and board-chosen interpreter is allowed at the applicant’s expense.
In a full-service salon, the owner or manager must be a licensed cosmetologist.
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Birth month, annually
Is Skin Cutting Allowed?
All applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have a minimum of 2 years in high school or its equivalent.