Tennessee Cosmetology Licensing Requirements
In order to obtain a license in Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, in the state of Tennessee, individuals must complete the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.
Cosmetologist: 1500 hours
Esthetician: 750 hours
Nail Technology: 600 hours
Barber: 1500 hours
Licensing Fee Schedule: (Fees subject to change)
Fee schedule is for all cosmetology fields and barbering.
Theory and Practical Exam Fee: $140
Continuing Education Requirements:
If applicant is a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Nail Technician, or Barber but does not meet the required classroom hours (see above) and cannot provide a five year work history, applicant will need to submit an application for reciprocity to the Board office. Additional requirements may apply.
Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1147