What are the Eyelash Extension Licensing Requirements by State for the U.S. & Territories?

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What are the Eyelash Extension Licensing Requirements by State for the U.S. & Territories?

Laws regulating eyelash extensions are set at the state level, rather than federal level.  If you are not sure what is required start by looking up your state’s requirements.  As a convenience we have provided a list, by state, to get you started.  From here you can determine if your lash artist is complying with your state’s laws.  It is up to you to dig further into your specific state on what is required by your state.  Your eyes and lashes are worth taking the time to ensure you are in the hands of skilled and professionally trained lash artist.

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A’s

Alabama

Requirement(s): No Requirements

Website(s):  http://www.aboc.state.al.us

Phone(s): (334) 242-1918 or (800) 815-7453

Email(s): cosmetology@aboc.alabama.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Alaska

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing.aspx

Phone(s): (907) 465-1158 & (907) 465-2547

Email(s): Last names A-K: alexa.adelmeyer@alaska.gov & Last names L-Z: cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

American Samoa

Requirement(s):  Tradesmen license, Cosmetology

Website(s): http://www.asbar.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=911&Itemid=294; http://doc.as.gov

Phone(s):  684-633-5155 Ext 253 Alex or Saeu

Email(s): alex.zodiacal@doc.as

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

 Arizona

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.boc.az.gov

Phone(s): (480) 784-4539

Email(s): board@azboc.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Arkansas

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/cosmetology

Phone(s): (501) 682-2168

Email(s): cosmo@arkansas.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

C’s

California

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/; http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/forms_pubs/ib_lashbrowserv.pdf

Phone(s): (800) 952-5210

Email(s): barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Colorado

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Barber_Cosmetology

Phone(s): (303) 894-7800

Email(s): dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Connecticut

Requirement(s): No Requirements

Website(s):  http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388878

Phone(s): (860) 509-7603

Email(s): dph.hairdresserteam@ct.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

D’s 

Deleware

Requirement(s): No Requirements

Website(s): https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology/; http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/5100.shtml

Phone(s): (302)744-4500

Email(s): customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

District of Columbia

Requirement(s): Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.dcopla.com/bbc/

Phone(s): 202-442-4428

Email(s): cynthia.briggs@dc.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

F’s

Florida

Requirement(s): Facialist Specialist (aka Esthetician), Cosmetologist, or Full Specialist (includes nails)

Website(s): http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cosmo/index.html; http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/division/servicesthatrequirealicense_cosmo.html

Phone(s): (850) 487-1395

Email(s): http://www.myfloridalicense.com/contactus/ (use their contact form)

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

G’s

Georgia

Requirement(s):  Master Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/16; http://sos.ga.gov/plb/acrobat/Laws/28_%20Cosmetology_and_Barbers.pdf

Phone(s): (844) 753-7825

Email(s): http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/email.asp (use their contact form)

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Guam

Requirement(s):  Cosmetologist

Website(s): https://www.dphss.guam.gov/content/guam-board-barbering-and-cosmetology; http://www.guamcourts.org/CompilerofLaws/GCA/10gca/10gc018.PDF

Phone(s): (671) 735-7404

Email(s): Heather.Narcis@dphss.guam.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

H’s

Hawaii

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, Esthetician or Barber

Website(s): http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/barber/; http://files.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/barber/board-meeting-minutes/2012-barbering-and-cosmetology-meeting-minutes/barber_cosm_120411_min.pdf

Phone(s): (808) 586-3000

Email(s): barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

I’s

Idaho

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=cos; https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/H0139.pdf

Phone(s): (208) 577-2619

Email(s): cos@ibol.idaho.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Illinois

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=1351&ChapterID=24; http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=1351&ChapterID=24

Phone(s): (217) 785-0800

Email(s): https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp01.asp (use their contact us form)

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Indiana

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.in.gov/pla/cosmo.htm

Phone(s): (317) 234-3031

Email(s): pla12@pla.in.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Iowa

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician, and must be performed in licensed salon

Website(s): https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Cosmetology-Arts-and-Sciences; https://ibplicense.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBPL/common/index.jsp

Phone(s): (515) 281-4416

Email(s): plreceptionist@iowa.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

K’s

Kansas

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/Cosmetology.htm

Phone(s): (785) 296-3155

Email(s): kboc@ks.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Kentucky

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://kbhc.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

Phone(s): (502) 564-4262
Email(s): https://kbhc.ky.gov/Pages/contact.aspx (use their contact form)

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

L’s

Louisiana

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.lsbc.louisiana.gov/default.aspx

Phone(s): (866) 257-7901

Email(s): ashley.cade@la.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

M’s

Maine

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Aesthetician

Website(s): http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/barbers/index.html)

Phone(s): (207) 624-8579 or 207-624-8603

Email(s): barbercosm.lic@maine.gov or prof.lic@maine.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Maryland

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos/

Phone(s): (410) 230-6320

Email(s): barbers.cos@maryland.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Massachusetts

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.mass.gov/lists/statutes-and-regulations-cosmetology-and-barbering;

Phone(s): (617) 727-9940

Email(s): cosmetologyandbarberingboard@state.ma.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Michigan

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72864—,00.html; http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72864_73174-141902–,00.html; http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/BPL_board_activities_FY2015_Annual_Report_525800_7.pdf

Phone(s): (517) 373-1820

Email(s): bplhelp@michigan.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Minnesota

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Eyelash Technician Operator License (if eligible) & Eyelash Technician Salon Manager License (if eligible)

Website(s): https://mn.gov/boards/assets/2017-07-31%20Eyelash%20Technician%20Licensing%20Information%20v3_tcm21-298564.pdf; https://mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/

Phone(s): (651) 201-2742

Email(s): cosmetology@state.mn.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Mississippi

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.msbc.ms.gov/Pages/Licensing.aspx

Phone(s): (601) 359-1820

Email(s): lvestal@msbc.state.ms.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Missouri

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp

Phone(s): (866) 762-9432

Email(s): cosbar@pr.mo.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Montana

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist or Esthetician

Website(s): hhttp://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/cos#1

Phone(s): (406) 444-5711

Email(s): DLIBSDLicensingUnitB@mt.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Nebraska

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlCosmCosiEsthAppsReqsFees.aspx

Phone(s): 402-471-3121

Email(s): susan.chocholousek@nebraska.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Nevada

Requirement(s):Cosmetologist, or Aesthetician

Website(s): https://sites.google.com/nvcosmo.com/nevada-board-of-cosmetology/home; https://sites.google.com/nvcosmo.com/nevada-board-of-cosmetology/license-services/limited-license;

Phone(s): (702) 486-6542

Email(s): licensing@nvcosmo.com

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

New Hampshire

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.oplc.nh.gov/cosmetology/; https://www.oplc.nh.gov/cosmetology/laws-rules.htm

Phone(s): (603) 271-3608

Email(s): john.crowley@nh.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

New Jersey

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist

Website(s): http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/cos/Pages/default.aspx; http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/cos/Pages/regulations.aspx

Phone(s): (973) 504-6400

Email(s): N/A, they prefer you call

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

New Mexico

Requirement(s): Esthetician, or Cosmetologist

Website(s): http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/barbers_and_cosmetologists.aspx

Phone(s): (505) 476-4622

Email(s): barbar.cosmoboard@state.nm.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

New York

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.dos.ny.gov/; https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/esthetics/esthetics.html

Phone(s): (518) 474-4429

Email(s): licensing@dos.ny.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

North Carolina

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/

Phone(s): (919) 733-4117

Email(s): nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

North Dakota

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.legis.nd.gov/information/acdata/html/Title32.html; http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c11.pdf

Phone(s): (701) 224-9800

Email(s): info@ndcosmetology.com

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

North Marianas Islands

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): http://cnmibpl-hcplb.net/sec.asp?secID=15

Phone(s): 670-664-4809

Email(s): cnmi@cnmibpl-hcplb.net or esther.fleming@gov.mp

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

O’s

Ohio

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4713

Phone(s): (614) 466-3834

Email(s): ohiocosbd@cos.state.oh.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Oklahoma

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Licensed Facialist (aka Esthetician)

Website(s): https://www.ok.gov/cosmo/documents/2012%20rule%20book.pdf;  

Phone(s): (405) 521-2441

Email(s): https://www.ok.gov/triton/contact.php?ac=191&id=167 (use their contact form)

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Oregon

Requirement(s): Esthetician, or Hair design license (cosmetology equivalent)

Website(s): https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013orLaw0082.pdf

Phone(s): (503) 378-8667

Email(s): hlo.info@state.or.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

P’s

Pennsylvania

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Cosmetology/Pages/default.aspx; http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Cosmetology/Documents/Board%20Documents/COSMETOLOGY%20LAW.pdf

Phone(s): (717) 787-8503

Email(s): st-cosmetology@pa.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Puerto Rico

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): http://www.estado.gobierno.pr

Phone(s): 787-722-2122 Ext 4314 (Assist Sec for Serv.)

Email(s): belleza@estrado.gobierno.pr

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

R’s

Rhode Island

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): health.ri.gov

Phone(s): (401) 222-5960

Email(s): website@health.ri.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

S’s

South Carolina

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.llr.sc.gov/POL/Cosmetology/index.asp?file=laws.htm

Phone(s): (803) 896-4588

Email(s): boardinfo@llr.sc.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

South Dakota

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician, and service must be performed in a licensed salon, plus 16 hours of education

Website(s): http://dlr.sd.gov/cosmetology/default.aspx; http://www.sdlegislature.gov/sessions/2003/bills/HB1046enr.htm

Phone(s): (605) 773-6193

Email(s): cosmetology@state.sd.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

T’s

Tennessee

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Aesthetician

Website(s): https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/cosmo/licensee-applicant-resources/how-do-i-get-an-individual-license/cosmetologist-license.html;  https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/cosmo/licensee-applicant-resources/how-do-i-get-an-individual-license/aesthetician.html

Phone(s): (615) 741-2515

Email(s): cosmetology.board@tn.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Texas

Requirement(s): Eyelash Extension Specialist, Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmetlaw.htm

Phone(s): (512) 463-6599

Email(s): CS.Cosmetologists@tdlr.texas.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

U’s

US Virgin Islands

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/barbers

Phone(s): 340-718-2226

Email(s): nathalie.hodge@dlvca.vi.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Utah

Requirement(s): Esthetician

Website(s): https://le.utah.gov/

Phone(s): (801) 530-6628

Email(s): doplbureau2@utah.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

V’s

Vermont

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/online-licensing.aspx; https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/barbers-cosmetologists.aspx

Phone(s): (802) 828-1134 (Ashley Cota)

Email(s): ashley.cota@sec.state.vt.us

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Virginia

Requirement(s): Esthetician, or Cosmetology

Website(s): http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/

Phone(s): (804) 367-8509

Email(s): barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov or BCHOPLicensing@dpor.virginia.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

W’s

Washington

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Master Esthetician

Website(s): http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/docs/laser-rules-and-requirements.pdf

Phone(s): (360) 664-6626

Email(s): plssunit@dol.wa.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

West Virginia

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): wvbbc.com

Phone(s): (304) 558-2924

Email(s): Danielle.J.Cordle@wv.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Wisconsin

Requirement(s): No requirements

Website(s): https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Professions/Cosmetologist/Default.aspx; https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Aesthetician/Default.aspx

Phone(s): (877) 617-1565 or (608) 266-2112

Email(s): dsps@wi.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

Wyoming

Requirement(s): Cosmetologist, or Esthetician

Website(s): cosmetology.wy.gov

Phone(s): (307) 777-3534

Email(s): betty.abernethy@wyo.gov

Last Confirmed: 1/3/2018

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