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Requirements for Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists

 


Purpose of Licensure:
To set standards of qualifications, education, training and experience for persons engaged in the fields of Cosmetology and Barbering and to promote high standards of professional performance for those persons working in the profession..

Period of Licensure:
All permanent licenses are issued on an annual basis. Temporary Licenses are issued for three (3) months.

Application Process: - Temporary and Permanent Licenses:
Initial Application Requires:

  • Completed and notarized application;
  • Three (3) 2x2 photographs of applicant;
  • Two (2) professional references;
  • One (1) character reference;
  • Official school transcript identifying number of hours completed in respective field;
  • Verification of License from another state;
  • Valid Health Card;
  • Favorable tax clearance letter from the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue;
  • Payment of Required Fees .

Application Process - Apprentice License:
Initial Application Requires:
  • Completed and notarized application;
  • Three (3) 2x2 photographs of applicant;
  • Valid Health Card;
  • Favorable tax clearance letter from the Bureau of Internal Revenue;
  • Letter from a Licensed Cosmetologist, Barber, Manicurist or Aesthetician whose direction, supervision and training apprentice will be working under.
Required Hours: The following hours are required for permanent licensure in the respective fields:

Cosmetology      1000 Hours
Barber      500 Hours
Manicurist     150 Hours
Aesthetician      250 Hours
Hair Braiding     
150 Hours

Examination:
All persons interested in becoming a licensed Aesthetician, Barber, Cosmetologist, Hair braiding or Manicurist in the Virgin Islands are required to sit a written and practical examination. The examination is administered in February, July and October of each year.

Renewal of License Requires:
  • Copy of previous year license;
  • A Favorable Tax Clearence Letter from the Bureau of Internal Revenue;
  • Payment of Required Fees.

Required Fees:

Application Fee      $10.00
Examination Fee     $20.00
Beautician     $65.00
Barber     $65.00
Manicurist     $97.50
Aesthetician     $130.00
Hair Braiding     $130.00
Apprentice     $39.00
Temporary License     $13.00
Beauty Salon     $97.50
Beauty Shop     $97.50
Manicurist Salon     $130.00
Initial Shop License     $195.00
Cosmetology School     $260.00

Mailing Addresses:
Attention: Nathalie Hodge
Administrator, Boards and Commissions
V.I. Board of Real Estate Commission
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311