Hawaii Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Hairdressing, Esthetics, or Barbering in the state of Hawaii, individuals must complete the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.
Cosmetologist: 1800 Hours (apprenticeship: 3600 hours)
Barbering: 1500 hours
Hairdressing: 1250 Hours (apprenticeship: 2500 hours)
Esthetician: 600 Hours (apprenticeship: 1100 hours)
Nail Technician: 350 Hours (apprenticeship: 700 hours)

Licensing Fee Schedule:
Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000
Request an application
Inquire about licensing requirements
Applicants can check on the status of an application
Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements

Continuing Education Requirements:

Reciprocity:
There is no reciprocity. All applicants are required to take a written exam.

Contact Information:
Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
335 Merchant Street, Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-3000
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/barber
barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov