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Cosmetology License Requirements in Maine

If you are interested in a career in cosmetology, hair care, or nail care, then you may want to consider enrolling in one of Maine's beauty or cosmetology schools. Maine cosmetology and beauty schools can provide a comprehensive education that leads to a license. Earning a license is important as all states require personal appearance workers to be licensed prior to working in the the field. In turn, the licensure requirements in Maine include:

  • Cosmetologist: 1,500 classroom hours, or 2,500 apprenticeship hours.
  • Barber: 1,500 classroom hours, or 2,500 apprenticeship hours.
  • Esthetician: 600 classroom hours, or 1,000 apprenticeship hours.
  • Manicurist: 200 classroom hours, or 400 apprenticeship hours.


If you are at least 17 years old and have completed the 10th grade, then you meet the basic requirements for enrollment in one of Maine's beauty and cosmetology schools. To get a leg up in Maine as well as other states, consider also earning a traditional or online high school diploma.

Maine Beauty Schools : Training, Skills and Information on Career Opportunities

Progams at Main cosmetology or beauty schools cover a broad range of hair and beauty skills such as hair cutting, hair styling, skin care, nail care, make up and, increasingly often, massage. After completing your program and passing a written exam, you should be able to join a growing field as a cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, or barber.

Why wait? Enroll today.



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