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Arizona Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Aesthetics, or Nail Technology in the state of Arizona, students must complete the requirements listed below. Please contact the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology for more information.

Requirements
Cosmetologist: 1600 hours
Aesthetician: 600 hours
Nail Technician: 600 hours

Must have at least two years of high school education or its equivalent and be at least 23 years of age.

Reciprocity
In you come from another state licensure in Arizona may be accomplished through license-for-license or by taking an examination. This requires an application for reciprocity and an explanation of licensure requirements. According the Arizona State Board, notwithstanding sections 32-510, 32-511 and 32-512, a person is entitled to receive a cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician license if:

* They submit to the board an application for a cosmetologist, aesthetician or nail technician license on a form supplied by the board.
* They submit to the board satisfactory evidence of either of the following: (a) the person is licensed in another state or country or (b) the person graduated from a school that offers a cosmetology, aesthetics or nail technology course substantially similar to the requirements of this state and passed the board approved cosmetology, aesthetician or nail technician examination.
* Pays the prescribed fees.

Contact Information
Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
(480) 784-4539