Cosmetology Boards

For information on licenses, applications, exams, fees and renewals for cosmetologists, hair stylists, hair colorists, barbers, nail technicians and estheticians in your state, please visit the appropriate website below for updated information.

United States

Alabama

Alabama Board of Cosmetology
100 North Union St., Suite 320
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 800.815.7453
Phone: 334.242.1918
Fax: 334.242.1926
cosmetology@aboc.alabama.gov
www.aboc.state.al.us

Alaska

Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: 907.465.2547
Fax: 907.465.2974
cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov
dced.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm

Arizona

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480.784.4539
Fax: 480.784.4962
azboard@azboc.gov
www.cosmetology.state.az.us

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham St., Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501.682.2168
Fax: 501.682.5640
cosmo@arkansas.gov
www.healthy.arkansas.gov

California

Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering And Cosmetology
P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244
Phone: 800.952.5210
Fax: 916.575-7281
barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

Colorado

Department of Regulatory Agencies
Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303.894.7772
Fax: 303.894.7693
www.dora.state.co.us/barbers_cosmetologists
Barber-Cosmetology@dora.state.co.us

Connecticut

Department of Public Health
Practitioner Licensing and Investigations
410 Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 860.509.7590
oplc.dph@ct.gov
http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp

Delaware

Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Cannon Bldg., Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology

District of Columbia

Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
DC Barber and Cosmetology Board
941 N. Capital St.
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.442.4320
Fax: 202/442-4528
http://app.dcra.dc.gov/about/index_bpla_barber.shtm

Florida

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
Division of Professions
Board of Cosmetology
1940 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850.487.1395
Fax: 850.921.0038
www.myfloridalicense.com

Georgia

Georgia Board of Cosmetology
Professional Licensing Boards Division
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 877.588.0446
http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/cosmetology/

Hawaii

Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing
ATTN: Barbering and Cosmetology
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808.586.3000
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl
barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho

State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208.334.3233
Fax: 208.334.3945
Barbers: bar@ibol.idaho.gov
Cosmetologists: cos@ibol.idaho.gov
www.ibol.idaho.gov/cos.htm

Illinois

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
320 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217.785.0820
Phone: 888.473.4858
http://www.idfpr.com/profs/info/Cosmo.asp

Indiana

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
ATTN: State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
402 West Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.234.3031
pla12@pla.in.gov
www.in.gov/pla/cosmo.htm

Iowa

Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa Board of Barbering/Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 East 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Barbering Phone: 515.281.6959
Cosmetology Arts & Sciences Phone: 515.281.4416
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure

Kansas

Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Ste. 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785.296.3155
Fax: 785.296.3002
kboc@kboc.ks.us
www.accesskansas.org/kboc

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
111 St. James Ct., Suite A
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502.564.4262
Fax: 502.564.0481
kbhc.ky.gov

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Cosmetology
11622 Sunbelt Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 866.257.7901
Phone: 225.756.3404
Fax: 225.756.3410
www.lsbc.louisiana.gov

Maine

Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Barbering & Cosmetology Program
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207.624.8579
Fax: 207.624.8666
barbercosm.program@maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/index.shtml

Maryland

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Board of Cosmetologists
500 N. Calvert St., Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.230.6320
cos@dllr.state.md.us
www.dllr.state.md.us

Massachusetts

Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
1000 Washington St., Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118
Cosmetologists Phone: 617.727.9940
Barbers Phone: 617.727.7367
Fax: 617.727.1627
Cosmetologists: kim.m.scully@state.ma.us
Barbers: Paula.M.King@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dpl

Michigan

Bureau of Commercial Services
Licensing Division
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Barbers Phone: 517.241.8720
Cosmetologists Phone: 517.241.8720
Fax: 517.373.1044
bcsinfo@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/cosmetology

Minnesota

Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
2829 University Ave. Southeast, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 651.201.2742
Fax: 612.617.2601
bce.board@state.mn.us
www.bceboard.state.mn.us

Mississippi

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296
Phone: 601.359.1820
Fax: 601.354.6639
nluckett@msbc.state.ms.us
www.msbc.state.ms.us

Missouri

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573.751.1052
Phone: 866.762.9432
Fax: 573.751.8167
cosbar@pr.mo.gov
http://pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp

Montana

Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406.841.2378
Fax: 406.841.2323
blibsdcos@mt.gov
www.cosmetology.mt.gov

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Cosmetology
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402.471.2117
Fax: 402.471.3577
Kris.Chiles@nebraska.gov
www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/crlindex.htm

Nevada

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702.486.6542
Fax: 702.369.8064
nvcosmbd@govmail.state.nv.us
www.cosmetology.nv.gov

New Hampshire

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
2 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 2
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603.271.3608
Fax: 603.271.8889
www.nh.gov/cosmet

New Jersey

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
P.O. Box 45003
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973.504.6400
www.nj.gov/pls/opva

New Mexico

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
2550 Cerrillos Rd., Second Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.476.4622
Fax: 505.476.4645
www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Barbers_and_Cosmetologists.aspx

New York

NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services-Barbering & Appearance Enhancement
P.O. Box 22001
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12201
Phone: 518.474.4429
licensing@dos.state.ny.us
www.dos.ny.gov/licensing

North Carolina

North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front St., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919.733.4117
Fax: 919.733.4127
nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
www.nccosmeticarts.com

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2177
1102 S. Washington Street, Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: 701.224.9800
Fax: 701.222.8756
cosmo@midconetwork.com
www.ndcosmetology.com

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614.466.3834
Fax: 614.644.6880
www.cos.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology
2401 NW 23rd St., Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.521.2441
Fax: 405.521.2440
www.cosmo.state.ok.us

Oregon

Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)
Board of Cosmetology
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503.378.8667
Fax: 503.370.9004
ohla.info@state.or.us
oregon.gov/ohla/cos

Pennsylvania

State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: 717.783.7130
Fax: 717.705.5540
ST-COSMETOLOGY@pa.gov
www.dos.state.pa.us/cosmet

Rhode Island

Dept. of Health
Board of Barbering and Hairdressing
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401.222.2828
Fax: 401.222.1272
gail.giuliano at health.ri.gov
www.health.ri.gov

South Carolina

Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.896.4588
Fax: 803.896.4484
boardInfo@llr.sc.gov
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/cosmetology

South Dakota

Cosmetology Commission
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.6193
Fax: 605.773.7175
cosmetology@state.sd.us
www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/cos

Tennessee

Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2515
Phone: 800.480.9285
Fax: 615.741.1310
Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov
www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/cosmo/

Texas

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: 512.463.6599
Phone: 800.803.9202
Fax: 512.463.9468
CS.Barbers@license.state.tx.us
CS.Cosmetologists@license.state.tx.us
www.license.state.tx.us

Utah

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 866.275.3675
Phone: 801.530.6628
Fax: 801.530.6511
doplweb@utah.gov
www.dopl.utah.gov

Vermont

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
128 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone: 802.828.1134
Phone: 800.439.8683
kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us
www.vtprofessionals.org

Virginia

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
9960 Mayland Dr., Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: 804.367.8509
Fax: 804.527.4295
barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
www.dpor.virginia.gov

Washington

Cosmetology Program
Business and Professions Division
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 360.664.6626
Fax: 360.664.2550
plssunit@dol.wa.gov
www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/

West Virginia

West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
120 Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: 304.558.2924
Fax: 304.558.3450
adam.l.higginbotham@wv.gov
www.wvbbc.com

Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin
Department of Safety and Professional Services
Barber and Cosmetology Examining Board
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: 608.266.2112
Phone: 877.617.1565
DSPSBoards@wisconsin.gov
www.drl.wi.gov

Wyoming

Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307.777.3534
Fax: 307.777.3681
betty.abernethy@wyo.gov
www.cosmetology.state.wy.us

Canada

For information on apprenticeships and certifications for hairstylists, barbers, nail technicians and estheticians in your province or territory, please visit the appropriate website below for updated information.

Alberta

Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
Apprenticeship and Industry Training
10th Floor, Commerce Pl.
10155-102 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L5
Phone: 780.427.8517
Fax: 780.422.7376
aitinfo@gov.ab.ca
www.tradesecrets.org

British Columbia

BeautyCouncil / Cosmetology Industry Association of British Columbia
899 West 8th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E3
Phone: 800.663.9283
Phone: 604.871.0222
Fax: 604.871.0299
info@beautycouncil.net
www.ciabc.net

Manitoba

Apprenticeship and Certification Board
ATTN: Apprenticeship and Certification Board Operations and Relations Manager
1010-401 York Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P8
Phone: 204.945.3337
Fax: 204.948.2346
apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca
www.gov.mb.ca/tradecareers

New Brunswick

Cosmetology Association of New Brunswick
220 Whiting Rd.
Fredericton, NB E3B 5V5
Phone: 506.458.8087
Phone: 800.561.8087
Fax: 506.458.1354
certification@canb.ca
www.canb.ca

Newfoundland & Labrador

Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board
Department of Education
P.O. Box 8700
Confederation Building
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Phone: 709.729.2350
Fax: 709.729.2828
app@gov.nl.ca
http://www.aes.gov.nl.ca/app/

Northwest Territories

Government of the NWT
Department of Education, Culture & Employment
Apprenticeship & Occupational Certification
Advanced Education Division
P.O. Box 1320, LRT-1
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9
Phone: 867.873.7357
Fax: 867.873.0200
apprenticeship@gov.nt.ca
www.ece.gov.nt.ca

Nova Scotia

The Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
126 Chainlake Dr.
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
Phone: 902.468.6477
Phone: 800.765.8757
Fax: 902.468.7147
www.nscosmetology.ca

Nunavut

Apprenticeship, Trades and Certification
Department of Education
P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Phone: 867.975.5658
Fax: 867.975.5605
www.edu.gov.nu.ca/apps/authoring/dspPage.aspx?page=9

Ontario

Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
Apprenticeship Office
625 Church St., 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5
Phone: 416.326.5800
http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/

Prince Edward Island

Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning
Shaw Building, 5th Floor
105 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902.368.4240
Fax: 902.368.4242
www.gov.pe.ca/ial/

Quebec

Bureau des renseignements et plaintes
Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
425, rue Saint-Amable, RC 175
Québec (Québec) G1R 4Z1
Phone: 418.643.4721
Phone: 888.643.4721
http://emploiquebec.net/individus/qualification_en.asp

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
2140 Hamilton St.
Regina, SK S4P 2E3
Phone: 877.363.0536
Phone: 306.787.2444
Fax: 306.787.5105
apprenticeship@gov.sk.ca
www.saskapprenticeship.ca

Yukon

Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications
Advanced Education
Department of Education
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867.667.5298
Phone: 800.661.0408
Fax: 867.667.8555
apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca
www.education.gov.yk.ca/advanceded/apprenticeship/