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State Requirements For New York

New York State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
New York Department of State, Division of Licensing Services
80 S. Swan St., 10th Flr., PO Box 22001
Albany, New York 12208
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648

License Type Required:
Nail Specialist

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes but licensee must hold an appearance enhancement business license or be employed by one

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Must provide evidence of compliance with current state’s licensing standards, which are not lower than NY’s (providing that such state extends similar reciprocity to NY licensees) or satisfactory evidence that the applicant has practiced for a minimum of 5 years.

Examination Languages:
English, but translation may be requested.

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must have appearance enhancement business license for services provided.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Date of issuance, 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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