Connecticut Cosmetology License Information

In order to obtain a license in Barbering or Cosmetology in the state of Connecticut, individuals must complete the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.

Barber: 1500 hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 hours

Prerequisite for obtaining licensure:
8th grade education (or equivalent), 1500 hours of approved hairdressing school, Passing of Experior Multi-state Licensing Examination.

Licensing Fee Schedule: (Fees subject to change)

Application Fee: $50
Biennial Renewal Fee: $50

Continuing Education Requirements:


Reciprocity is with all states that have the same requirements.

Contact Information:

Connecticut Dept. of Public Health – Cosmetology & Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
[email protected]