Renew a Cosmetology Salon License

You are responsible for renewing your license before the expiration date, and you will not be excused from paying additional fees or penalties. Failure to receive notification prior to the expiration date of the license, will not excuse failure to apply for renewal or late renewal.


Application and Fee

TDLR will mail out renewal postcards approximately 60 days prior to your license's expiration date. It is your responsibility to renew your license before it expires. Be mindful of your expiration date, and contact TDLR if you have not received a renewal postcard.

Please remember that if you do not keep your address information up-to-date with our office, your renewal notice may not reach you. Failure to receive a renewal form does NOT excuse you from late fees.

If you do not receive your license within 14 days after submitting your completed renewal application, please contact us at cs.cosmetologists@tdlr.texas.gov or at (800) 803-9202.


Renewal of Expired Licenses

A cosmetology salon whose license has expired may not continue to offer instruction to students.

If a salon license has been expired for 90 days or less, you may renew the license by paying to the department a renewal fee that is equal to 1-1/2 times the normally required renewal fee.

A salon license that has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may be renewed by paying the department a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.

On approval by the executive director (see Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal Form - PDF), a license that has been expired for at least 18 months but less than three years may be renewed by paying to the department a renewal fee equal to two times the normally required renewal fee.


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

On receipt of any renewal application, the department shall conduct a criminal background check.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines 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.

You will need to provide information on all felony and/or misdemeanor offenses. You will need to provide information if you have ever been arrested, charged, convicted, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), a plea of guilty, and/or received deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor. You must also include any convictions which are currently on appeal. If you do not have a criminal history, check "No" on the criminal history questions. Failure to report your criminal history may jeopardize your application.