Colorado Cosmetology License Information

In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, or Barbering in the state of Colorado, individuals must have completed the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.

Cosmetologist: 1800 (60 credits)
Barber: 1500 (50 credits)
Cosmetician: 600 (20 credits)
Manicurist: 600 (20 credits)
Hairstylist: 1200 (40 credits)

Minimum Requirements:

Individuals applying for licensure must be at least 16 years of age.

Licensing Fee Schedule: (Fees subject to change)

Licensure Fees — Barbers, Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Hairstylists, Manicurists
License by Endorsement $75
Renewal (two year) $40
Late Fee (for renewals after the expiration date) $15
Reinstatement $55

Continuing Education Requirements:


Colorado does not have reciprocity, but does have endorsements, and applicants who hold an active license in another state may apply for endorsement. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Contact Information:

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing
1560 Broadway, #1350
Denver, CO 80202