COSMETOLOGY - NEW HAMPSHIRE

Cosmetology
IN
New Hampshire

You know the power of a haircut, new hair color, or makeover, and you’ve seen how little tweaks can completely change someone’s appearance.

Now you’re ready to put that knowledge to work in a beauty career.

State License Requirements
1,500
Hours
3,000
Apprentanceship

Licensing is regulated by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics. They require at least 1,500 hours of training, in addition to passing scores on a written exam and a skills exam. When you get your first license, you must pay a $30 licensing fee.

Education Details

What You Can Learn at Beauty School in NH

  • Hairstyling
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair curling, straightening, and relaxing
  • Hair bleaching and coloring
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Cosmetology chemistry
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nail care, including artificial nails and nail tips
  • Skin care and esthetics
  • Facial massage
  • New Hampshire law and statutes
  • Cosmetology standards

Between working with mannequins and customers, you should spend the majority of your time practicing techniques. You get lots of feedback from instructors—use it to become the best cosmetologist you can be!

License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology license renewal in New Hampshire happens every two years in the licensee's birth month. You must have submitted your renewal application by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner's license is $40. Currently, 28 hours of cosmetology continuing education is required for cosmetology instructors during each licensure period. Though continuing education is not required for most other beauty practitioners’ licenses, cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Careers
$28,770*
Salary
9.80%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

New Hampshire has a solid beauty industry, so this is a great time to get involved. From 2012 through 2022, job openings for New Hampshire cosmetologists may increase 12% (O*Net, 2016). On average, New Hampshire cosmetologists earn $28,630 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Working as a Cosmetologist

One of the best parts of working in the beauty industry is the diversity of career options. Of course, you can work in a salon, build a client base, and enjoy a regular schedule. However, you can also customize your career path by renting a chair at a salon and setting your own hours or opening a salon in your community. Love cutting hair and mastering different cutting techniques? Make sure to fill your schedule with people of different styles.

State board Contact Information

New Hampshire State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone Number: 603-271-3608
Fax Number: 603-271-8889

Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Board’s website.

You can also contact the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics directly for more information or to answer your specific questions.


New Hampshire has shown itself to be a state where cosmetologists can
thrive. The beauty industry has become a more alluring profession for people
in the state thanks to more fashion-forward salon establishments and trends.
Interested parties utilize these resources.

New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
Professional Beauty Association
International SalonSpa Network