How to renew your license: Cosmetologist, barber, manicurist, esthetician, hair design, or master esthetician
After you renew
You can expect to get your new license:
- If you renewed online: Within 14 business days.
- If you renewed by mail: Up to 30 days.
- If your renewal is late, you’ll be charged a $110 late renewal fee.
- If your license has been expired for more than 1 year, it has been canceled and you must re-apply and take all the necessary exams.
If your license is expired or canceled, you are considered to be unlicensed. You and the salon shop may be fined up to $1,000 for engaging in unlicensed activity.
If you have a license in another state
We only renew Washington state licenses. To renew your license in another state, please contact the licensing board in that state for instructions. See the NIC website for a list of U.S. licensing boards.
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