How to change your name or address: Cosmetologists

How to change your name

To update your name on your Washington cosmetology license, mail us a letter requesting a name change and include all of the following:

  • Your previous name
  • Your current name
  • Documentation showing your name change
  • Your current address and phone number
  • Type of license
  • License number, date of birth, or Social Security number
  • If you want an updated license with your new name, also include a check or money order for the $15 fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).

How to change your address

  • Mailing address:
    If you’re changing only your mailing address, contact us by email, mail, or fax. There’s no fee to change your mailing address. When you contact us, be sure to include your:
    • Name
    • Current address and phone number
    • Type of license
    • License number, date of birth, or Social Security number
    • For salon/shops, include your business name and Unified Business Identification (UBI) number or tax registration number
  • Business location address:
    If you’re changing the location address of your salon/shop or school you must complete a new license application and pay the application fee.
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