Apply for a Hair Weaving or Wig Specialty Certificate

Training and Education

Before applying, you must meet complete at least 300 hours of instruction in cosmetology curriculum from a beauty school licensed in Texas.

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Examinations

You must pass written and practical licensing exams to obtain a hair weaving or wig specialty certificate.

Once TDLR has verified your eligibility to take the exam, our third-party vendor (PSI), will send you an email confirmation with instructions for scheduling an appointment to take the examination.

Please see the exam information page for complete details.


Application and Fee

After you have passed both the written and practical exams, you may apply for your license (Apply Online or Apply by Mail). Please include the non-refundable application fee of $50.

You must be at least 17 years old to apply.

Hair weaving or wig specialty certificates are valid for two years from the date of issue.


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.

The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for a license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.

Individuals may request TDLR review their criminal background before actually applying for a license. TDLR uses the same process for this pre-application evaluation as the process described below. See the Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.