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On January 6, 2015 owners of Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion, Inc. located in Lewiston ME and Bangor ME suddenly closed its schools permanently.  Some students enrolled at the school at the time of the closing successfully transferred to another school; however, others were unable to transfer to another school for varying reasons.  Students who were enrolled at Mr. Bernard’s schools at the time of closing with 1,000 or more accumulated hours may opt to complete their cosmetology course of study by training within a licensed establishment under an approved qualified supervising cosmetologist pursuant to Director’s Policy #3/2015 issued on March 31, 2015. Below is a link to the policy, the application to apply for a Trainee license and other relevant information.

Director’s Policy #3/2015 eff. 3/31/2015
Chart for .6 Calculation for Trainee Instruction Hour 
Trainee Application for Student Affected by the Closing of the Schools 
Cosmetology Trainee Affidavit

Anyone with questions should contact barbercosm.lic@maine.gov or by calling 207-624-8579