Montana Cosmetology License Information

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

Cosmetologist: 2000 hours
Esthetician: 650 hours
Electrology: 600 hours
Manicurist: 350 hours
Barber: 1500 hours

Licensing Fee Schedule: (Fees subject to change)

The license fees for all listed fields of Cosmetology are $45.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Continuing Education is required for instructors only.


An individual with fewer hours than required by Montana must take the National Practical and Written examinations. An individual may take additional hours from an approved school.

Contact Information:

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Board of Cosmetologists
301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513