Continuing Education
New Mexico

Education is at the core of the beauty industry, and it doesn't end after you get your license.

Actually, ongoing education is highly recommended in all beauty careers.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

In your continuing education courses, you may learn about new trends and styles that have taken the cosmetology industry by storm. You can also delve into salon management techniques, use new tools and techniques, or experiment with new products that are growing in popularity. At trade shows and expos, you may build professional connections with industry leaders.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

Currently, the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists only requires continuing education for cosmetology instructors. However, staying on top of trends and techniques can make you an even better beauty professional.


Making education a priority in your career may help you boost your earning potential and your personal job outlook. Through 2022, O*Net anticipates a 9% increase in cosmetology job openings. New Mexico cosmetology professionals often enjoy earnings that are in line with national averages. Per O*Net, the average salary for a New Mexico cosmetologist is $23,100 per year.

After Continuing Education

Furthering your education whenever you can may give you the freedom to shape the course of your career, and who doesn't want to have more options? Learning about salon management and business management may prime you for a leadership position. If you develop new skills and techniques in your cosmetology specialty, you may have the chance to serve a new client base and become known for your in-demand abilities. In addition, attending trade shows and expos can help you find new tools and products that can make your job quicker or easier. Spend some time thinking about what you want the future of your career to look like—then, you can find out how to use continuing education to get there.

State board Contact Information

New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
2550 Cerillos Road, 2nd Floor Toney Anaya Building
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505-476-4622
Fax Number: 505-476-44665

The New Mexico State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists can help you with renewing your cosmetology license, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a New Mexico cosmetology license from out of state.

Find the Beauty Schools in New Mexico that interest you below,

Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College

850 North Teshor Boulevard,
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Program: Cosmetology

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