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Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners


An aesthetician does one or more of the following; massage, clean, stimulate, manipulate, exercise, beautify or perform similar work with hands or mechanical or electrical apparatus or by use of cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions or creams; places or applies artificial eyelashes, gives facials, applies makeup, gives skin care or removes superfluous hair by tweezing, depilatories or waxing.

Licensing Requirements

Be at least sixteen years of age having completed and passed a course of instruction of not less than 750 hours in the practice and theory of aesthetics at a school of cosmetology.

Examination Requirements

A written and practical examination is required.

Renewal Requirements

Renewals are required every two years.

Application and Fees

For information on application, registration, examination or fees, contact our testing vender PSI online at or by phone, 800-733-9267.

License renewals can be done here.

The Aesthetician renewal fee is $60.00, as set forth in Rule 0440-1-.13(3) of the Tennessee Rules of Cosmetology.

The renewal form and fee must be submitted to the board office prior to the expiration date listed on the license.  If the renewal is not processed prior, there is an additional late fee of $25.00 per license.  If the late fee is due, your license is not renewed.