South Dakota requires 2100 hours of education for cosmetologists, 600 hours for estheticians and 400 hours for nail technicians. The basic education requirements for various licenses are listed in Licensing.
Electric drills/files may not be used and microdermabrasion may not be performed without continuing education.
A review course is required if your license has been expired more than five years. Contact a cosmetology school or the Commission if you need the course. We offer a review course taught by the cosmetology inspector in your area. The course costs $50.00.
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