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 Board of Cosmetology
100 North Union St., Suite 320
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 800.815.7453
Phone: 334.242.1918
Fax: 334.242.1926
[email protected]


Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: 907.465.2547
Fax: 907.465.2974
[email protected]


Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480.784.4539
Fax: 480.784.4962
[email protected]


Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham St., Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501.682.2168
Fax: 501.682.5640
[email protected]


Department of Consumer Affairs
Board of Barbering And Cosmetology
P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244
Phone: 800.952.5210
Fax: 916.575-7281
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


Department of Public Health
Practitioner Licensing and Investigations
410 Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: 860.509.7590
[email protected]


Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Cannon Bldg., Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
[email protected]

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


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


Georgia Board of Cosmetology
Professional Licensing Boards Division
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478.207.2440
Fax: 877.588.0446


Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Professional and Vocational Licensing
ATTN: Barbering and Cosmetology
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808.586.3000
[email protected]


State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208.334.3233
Fax: 208.334.3945
Barbers: [email protected]
Cosmetologists: [email protected]


Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
320 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217.785.0820
Phone: 888.473.4858


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
[email protected]


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


Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Ste. 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785.296.3155
Fax: 785.296.3002
[email protected]


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


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


Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Barbering & Cosmetology Program
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: 207.624.8579
Fax: 207.624.8666
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


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: [email protected]
Barbers: [email protected]


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
[email protected]


Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
2829 University Ave. Southeast, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 651.201.2742
Fax: 612.617.2601
[email protected]


Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296
Phone: 601.359.1820
Fax: 601.354.6639
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406.841.2378
Fax: 406.841.2323
[email protected]


Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402.471.2117
Fax: 402.471.3577
[email protected]


Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702.486.6542
Fax: 702.369.8064
[email protected]

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

New Jersey

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
P.O. Box 45003
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973.504.6400

New Mexico

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
2550 Cerrillos Rd., Second Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.476.4622
Fax: 505.476.4645

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]


Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614.466.3834
Fax: 614.644.6880


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


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
[email protected]


State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Phone: 717.783.7130
Fax: 717.705.5540
[email protected]

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

South Carolina

Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.896.4588
Fax: 803.896.4484
[email protected]

South Dakota

Cosmetology Commission
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605.773.6193
Fax: 605.773.7175
[email protected]


Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2515
Phone: 800.480.9285
Fax: 615.741.1310
[email protected]


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
[email protected]
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
128 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone: 802.828.1134
Phone: 800.439.8683
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


Cosmetology Program
Business and Professions Division
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 360.664.6626
Fax: 360.664.2550
[email protected]

West Virginia

West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
120 Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone: 304.558.2924
Fax: 304.558.3450
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307.777.3534
Fax: 307.777.3681
[email protected]



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 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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]


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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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


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


Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities
Apprenticeship Office
625 Church St., 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2B5
Phone: 416.326.5800

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


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


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
[email protected]


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
[email protected]


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