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The Salon Professional Academy Blog

Whether you have been a cosmetologists for decades, for only a few years, or have let your license lapse and want to get back into the career you loved; there are a few steps you are going to have to take in order to complete your cosmetology license renewal in Missouri.

  1. Fill out a New Application in Detail
  2. Update your Professional Photograph for Submission
  3. Retake your Practical Exam if Needed
  4. Submit to the State Board for Approval
  5. Pay Relevant Fees

While the process may be simple, we are here to walk you through it, with step by step instructions and all the links you will need to get on your way.

renewing cosmetology license in Missouri

  1. Fill out a New Application in Detail

    The Missouri state renewal license is actually quite simple, with a few question and updates required to make sure that all the information is correct and viable. You can find the full list of the official Missouri forms on the state website.

  2. Update your Professional Photograph for Submission

    One of the great things about the Missouri renewals is that they require a picture for your official license. This is great, because as hairstylists we change our look frequently. Better than a passport picture, this is a great opportunity to put your best face forward.

  3. Retake your Practical Exam if Needed

    If you have let your license lapse for more than two years you will need to retake your practical exam. This may seem like a giant pain, but it’s for good reason, as many regulations change and they need to make sure you are up to date. Don’t worry! You’ll be cutting hair again in no time.

  4. Submit to the State Board for Approval

    Yes, this is as easy as it sounds. Once you have filled out your form and made sure that all needed additions are included, it’s time to submit your application to the state board of cosmetologists and barbers. You can find their contact info here.

  5. Pay Relevant Fees

    Lastly, make sure you have all your fees ready in a cashiers check or money order. They will need to be filled out properly when you arrive and as they don’t accept cash or checks, make sure you have the right payment. You can find info about the fee’s and how to fill out your check here.

renewing cosmetology license in Missouri

That’s it. Good luck on your renewal process, and we hope you continue to love your career long after pastel hair fades away.