Salon Management
New Mexico

Are you interested in overseeing beauty professionals, maintaining high customer service standards at your place of employment, and helping your salon become as successful as possible?


State License Requirements

Although some states require a license for salon managers, New Mexico is one of many states that has no licensing regulations for managers. As long as you do not perform any beauty services or use any controlled supplies, you do not have to earn any type of license or certification. However, earning a cosmetology license may make you a more competitive job candidate.


Find out how to become a cosmetologist:

New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

Education Details

Salon management students develop a wide variety of skills that make them a valuable asset to beauty employers all over the state. Of course, the management of staff and customers is important. By empowering your staff and staying in tune with your customers’ expectations, you can help a local salon thrive and reach its full potential. Business management skills are also a crucial part of this program. As you discover how to manage a business’s finances, create schedules, and stay in line with state employment laws, you can find out how to save your salon money and time.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period

When you obtain your cosmetology license in New Mexico, you will need to renew it every year by your birthday. The fee is currently $50.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

New Mexico has a growing need for skilled management personnel who are willing to work in the salon industry. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates a 14% jump in salon management jobs. On average, salon managers in New Mexico earn $30,100 per year (O*Net, 2014). As you become a more experienced manager or pursue a goal of salon ownership, your earning potential may increase accordingly.

Working as a Salon Manager

Every day is different when you’re a salon manager. Salon managers are expected to keep up with daily, weekly, and monthly goals, while still tending to emergencies and situations that crop up throughout the day. For example, you may spend your time creating a staff schedule, processing paperwork, interviewing and hiring staff, managing employees on the salon floor, or ordering product. In addition to these duties, you might handle customer complaints, deal with unexpected staffing shortages, and do any tasks that your salon owner asks of you. Being able to go with the flow and adapt to the daily needs of a salon is extremely important in this career path. Knowing how to prioritize and multitask can make you a great manager.

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.

Older Southwestern traditions and eclectic modern tastes dominate the
beauty culture in New Mexico, and so it is reflected in the salons that dot
the state. Those who staff these places know the value of intricate salon
management. Aspiring professionals look to these groups for guidance.

New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Associated Hair Professionals
Salon Association


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

Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!  When you succeed, we succeed. That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career. Our mission is YOUR SUCCESS!  When you succeed, we succeed. That is why we provide high-quality, specialized career preparation for all our students. Our goal is to help you find your rewarding career.
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