District of Columbia Licensing Overview for a Hairdresser

Licensing for a hairdresser in the District of Columbia is controlled by the D.C. Board of Barber and Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for a Hairdresser in District of Columbia

Specific requirements to perform hairdresser services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Anyone holding a cosmetology license

General requirements for a hairdresser license?

100 Hours approved training

What’s the state licensing site for a hairdresser?

D.C. Board of Barber and Cosmetology

What are some training programs available for a hairdresser?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Expires on April 15 of every even-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?



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