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How to change your name or address: Cosmetologists

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How to change your name

Log in or sign up to change it online. Or contact us by email or mail. There's no fee to change your name. When you contact us, be sure to include:

  • Your previous name
  • Your current name
  • Your new address and phone number (if also changing)
  • Type of license
  • License number
  • If you want us to mail you an updated license with your new name, also include a check or money order for the $5 print fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).

How to change your address

  • Mailing address:
    If you're changing only your mailing address, log in or sign up to change it online. Or contact us by email or mail. 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
    • 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 or shop, log in or sign up to change it online and pay the application fee.
    • To change the location address of your salon or shop by mail, you must complete a new license application and pay the application fee.
    • To change the location of a school, you must complete a new application for the new location.

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