Cosmetology Salon License

Department of Public Health


License to operate a cosmetology salon.

Code Citation 645 IAC 61, 645 IAC 63, IC 157.1

Who Applies Any person wishing to operate a salon must first obtain a license.

When To Apply Application must be made and a license issued before the salon opens for business.

Initial Requirements Salons must comply with requirements in IAC 645–63. A new salon application must be filed if there is a change in ownership or location.

Duration Two years.

Processing Time 30 days after all required materials are on file. Online renewal in real time.

Fee Structure License: Salon license renewal: Salon name change:

Renewal Requirements

Exam None.

Additional Information None.

Services Provided

Service Category

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Contact Information
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319