The Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology and Barbering makes specific rules for licensing the beauty industry in the state. Training for each beauty license must be conducted by a licensed college or school. Licensing applicants should also register with the board before starting formal training.

Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Oklahoma, USA:

Regulated Beauty Services in Oklahoma, USA


Barbers need to finish 1,500 training hours and must be trained in safety and disinfection methods before they can provide patron services. They also have the option to become an apprentice, which requires 3,000 hours to complete.


Hairstylists should get a cosmetologist license, which requires 1,500 training hours, or 3,000 apprenticeship hours.

Nail Technician

Nail techs are expected to finish 600 training hours and should finish a minimum of 80 clock hours before being allowed to provide patron services. They can also take the apprenticeship route and complete 1,200 work hours.

Makeup Artist / Facialist / Waxing Technician / Lash Technician

Esthetics covers these services, and the license requires applicants to finish 600 training hours or 1,200 apprenticeship hours. Students should also complete a minimum of 80 hours of training before performing patron services.

Lash artists who are interested in lash extensions only can get an eyelash extension specialist license. The curriculum requires a student to finish 320 hours and at least 225 clock hours to perform on clients.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are expected to complete a course of 500 clock hours and must pass the MBLEx.

Further details about licensing for these beauty services are available here:


Non-Regulated Beauty Service in Oklahoma, USA

Spray Tanning Technician

The state of Oklahoma doesn’t regulate spray tanning. Aspiring spray tanning techs can choose any training program to get skilled.