Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
Rhode Island Board of Hairdressing and Barbering
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5960
Fax: (401) 222-1272
License Type Required:
School Hours Required:
Home Salons Legal?
Yes must meet licensing requirement
Mobile Salons Legal?
Yes for the homebound and physically incapacitated
Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
If licensee’s state license requirements are equivalent to those of Rhode Island; must have passed a written and practical exam.
English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
Owner/operator must be a licensed practicioner for one year immediately preceding application for shop license, and owner may not own more than one shop at a time.
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Sept. 30, every 2 years
Is Skin Cutting Allowed?