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State Requirements For Texas

Texas State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulation
920 Colorado, PO Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone: (512) 463-6599
Fax: (512) 463-9468

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes effective January 2019

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Another state or country that has standards or work experience substantially equivalent to Texas.

Examination Languages:
English, Spanish, Vietnamese for written and practical.

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Owners are required to have a salon license but are not required to be licensed cosmetologists

CEU Required? Yes
Number Of Hours: 8 per renewal period
License Renewal: Every 2 years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
Formal education: seventh grade or equivalent. Must be at least 17 years old.

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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