Limited Hairstylist License Details

Limited Hairstylist License

General Info - Statewide License

Two year license earned by examination or reciprocity that allows an individual to practice hair styling in the state of Maryland.

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    Approval time

  • $25.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D.

  2. Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1,200 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 15 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.

  3. Pass an examination proctored by exam vendor.

Apply for the License

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Complete renewal application.

  2. Pay renewal fee.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact Information

Board Administrator


Tel: (410) 230-6190

Work hours:


Why the License is required?

The Maryland Board of Cosmetologists qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which cosmetology is practiced. The Board also establishes health and safety standards for the operation of beauty salons and trade schools. 

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?