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Board Information

Note: Regulations may be pending in other states. Check with the State Department of Regulatory Agencies to be sure no new requirements exist in those states not listed here. A copy of current regulations is generally available at no charge unless otherwise indicated.

Please Read: This listing contains a summarized version of the state regulations. We encourage you to view the state documents in full for a more detailed understanding of the regulations.

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Alabama Board of Cosmetology
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street
PO Box 301750
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 800-815-7453
Fax: 334-242-1926
Website: www.aboc.state.al.us/
E-mail: cosmetology@aboc.state.al.us
Hours: 1500

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Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing
Colleen Wilson
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Tel: 907-465-2547
Fax: 907-465-2974
Website: www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm
E-mail: colleen.wilson@alaska.gov
Hours: 350

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Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 East Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-784-4539
Fax: 480-784-4962
Website: www.azboc.gov/
Email: azboard@azboc.gov
Hours: 600

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Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
4815 Wet Markham, Slot 8
Little Rock, AK 72205
Phone: 501-682-2168
Fax: 501-682-5640
Website: www.arkansas.gov/cos/
E-mail: cosmo@arkansas.gov
Hours: 600

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California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 800-952-5210
Fax: 916-575-7281
Website: barbercosmo.ca.gov/
E-mail: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
Hours: 600

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Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
of Barber & Cosmetologist Licensing

1560 Broadway, #1340
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7772
Fax: 303-894-7693
Website: www.dora.state.co.us/Barbers_Cosmetologists
E-Mail: barber-cosmetology@dora.state.co.us
Hours: 600

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Connecticut Department of Public Health, Barber Licensure
410 Capital Avenue, MS #13PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7603
Fax: 860-509-8457
Website: www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388878
E-Mail: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Hours: No licensing in this state.

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Delaware State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Blvd., #203
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
Fax: 302-739-2711
Website: dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology/index.shtml
E-mail: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Hours: 600 or 1200 for apprenticeship

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District of Columbia
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
Occupational & Professional Licensing
941 North Capitol Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002-4259
Phone: 877-374-1155
Fax: 202-442-4528
Website: www.pearsonvue.com/dc/barbers_cosmo/
E-mail: SheldonJ.Brown@dc.gov
Hours: 1200

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Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
Board of Cosmetology
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 850-921-0038
Website: www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cosmo/index.html
E-mail: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us
Hours: 260 (Facial Specialist)

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The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 478-207-1442
Website: www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/cosmetology/default.htm
Hours: 1000

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Guam Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
123 Chalan Kareta Vietnam Veterans Highway
Mangilao, GU 96923
Phone: 671-735-7406 x8
Fax: 671-735-7413
Website: www.dphss.guam.gov/about/licensing.htm
E-mail: mary.guerrero@dphss.guam.gov
Hours: 600

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Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
DCCA-PVL
Attn: BAR/COS
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-3000
Website: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/barber/
E-mail: barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov
Hours: 600

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Idaho Board of Cosmetology
1109 Main Street, #220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Phone: 208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
Website: www.ibol.idaho.gov/ibol/boardpage.aspx?bureau=cos
E-mail: cos@ibol.state.id.us
Hours: 600

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Illinois Division of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0800
Website: www.idfpr.com/dpr/who/esth.asp
Hours: 750

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Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners
Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, RM W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-234-3031
Website: www.in.gov/pla/cosmo.htm
E-mail: pla12@pla.in.gov
Hours: 700

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Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-4416
Website: www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_homasp?board=cos
Hours: 600

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Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 SW Jackson, Ste 100
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-296-3155
Fax: 785-296-3002
Website: www.accesskansas.org/kboc/
E-Mail: kboc@kboc.state.ks.us
Hours: 1000

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Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology
111 St. James Court, #A
Frankfort, KY 40601-2652
Phone: 502-564-4262
Fax: 502-546-0481
Website: www.kbhc.ky.gov/boardinfo/
Hours: 1000

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Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology
11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-756-3404
Fax: 225-756-3410
Website: www.lsbc.louisiana.gov
E-mail: jackie.burdette@la.gov
Hours: 750

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Maine Barbering & Cosmetology Program
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: 207-624-8579
Fax: 207-624-8637
Website: www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/barbers/index.html
E-mail: barbercosm.board@maine.gov
Hours: 600

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Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists
500 North Calvert Street, Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410-230-6320
Website: www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos/
E-mail: cos@dllr.state.md.us
Hours: 600

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Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
239 Causeway Street, #500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-727-9940
Fax: 617-727-1627
Website: www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd/index.htm
E-mail: kim.m.scully@state.ma.us
Hours: 300

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Michigan Bureau of Commerical Services
611 West Ottawa South, North Tower
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-8720
Fax: 517-373-1044
Website: www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414_35459-114355--,00.html
E-mail: CosBarber@michigan.gov
Hours: 400

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Minnesota Department of Commerce
2829 University Avenue Southeast, Ste 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 651-201-2742
Fax: 612-617-2601
Website: www.bceboard.state.mn.us/
E-mail: bce.board@state.mn.us
Hours: 600

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Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
239 North Lamar, Suite 301
PO Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296-5689
Phone: 601-359-1820
Fax: 601-354-6639
Website: www.msbc.state.ms.us
Hours: 600

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Missouri State Board of Cosmetology
3605 Missouri Blvd.
PO Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1062
Phone: 866-762-9432
Fax: 573-751-8167
Website: pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp
E-mail: cosbar@pr.mo.gov
Hours: 750

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Montana Board Barbers and Cosmetologists
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406-841-2369
Fax: 406-841-2037
Website: www.cosmetology.mt.gov
E-mail: dlibsdcos@mt.gov
Hours: 650

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Nebraska Department of HHS Regulation and Licensure
PO Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: 402-471-2117
Fax: 402-471-3577
Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/cosindex.htm
E-Mail: kris.chiles@dhhs.ne.gov
Hours: 600

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Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 East Sahara Avenue, #255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone: 702-486-6542
Fax: 702-369-8064
Website: cosmetology.nv.gov
E-Mail: nvcosmbd@govmail.state.nv.us
Hours: 900 (effective July 1, 2010)

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New Hampshire Board of Barbering Cosmetology & Esthetics
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-3608
Fax: 603-271-8889
Website: www.nh.gov/cosmet
Hours: 600

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New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
124 Halsey
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-504-6200
Fax: 973-273-8035
Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/coshair.htm
Hours: 600

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New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Tony Anaya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-4690
Fax: 505-476-4665
Website: www.rld.state.nm.us/BarbersCosmetologists/index.html
Hours: 600

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New York Department of State
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
Phone: 518-474-4429
Fax: 518-473-6648
Website: www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/professions/appearance/appear.htm
E-Mail: licensing@dos.state.ny.us
Hours: 600

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North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front Street, #110
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-733-4117
Fax: 919-733-4127
Website: www.nccosmeticarts.com
E-Mail: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
Hours: 600

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North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 2177
Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Phone: 701-224-9800
Fax: 701-222-8756
Website: www.ndcosmetology.com/home/
E-mail: cosmo@gcentral.com
Hours: 600

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Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Tel: 614-466-3834 or 866-642-6723
Fax: 614-644-6880
Website: www.cos.ohio.gov
E-mail: sue.gatwood@cos.state.oh.us
Hours: 600

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Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology
2401 Northwest 23rd Street, #84
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405-521-2441
Fax: 405-521-2440
Website: www.ok.gov/cosmo
E-mail: slewelling@cosmo.state.ok.us
Hours: 600

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Oregon Health Licensing Office
700 Summer Street Northeast, #320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
Phone: 503-378-8667
Fax: 503-370-9004
Website: www.oregon.gov/HLO/COS/index.shtml
E-Mail: ohla.info@state.or.us
Hours: 500

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Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
Department of State
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Penn Center
2601 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tel: 717-787-8503
Fax: 717-705-5540
Website: www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432561
E-Mail: st-cosmetology@state.pa.us
Hours: 300

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Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Beauty Specialists
PO Box 9023271
San Juan, PR 00902-3271
Tel: 809-722-2122
Fax: 787-722-4818
Hours: 1000 hours + Cosmotology Lic

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Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 800-942-7434
Fax: 401-222-6548
Website: www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/hair_barb.php
Hours: 600

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South Carolina State
Board of Cosmetology
110 Centerville Drive
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Bldg.
Columbia, SC 29210
OR
PO Box 12517
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803-896-4501
Fax: 803-896-4525
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Cosmetology
E-mail: jonese@llr.sc.gov
Hours: 450

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South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: 605-773-6193
Fax: 605-224-7175
Website: http://dol.sd.gov/bdcomm/cosmet/
E-Mail: cosmetology@state.sd.us
Hours: 600

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Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 800-480-9285
Fax: 615-741-1310
Website: www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/cosmo/
E-Mail: Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov
Hours: 750

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Texas DOLR Cosmetology Program
PO Box 12088
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-475-2871
Website: www.license.state.tx.us/cosmet/cosmet.htm
E-Mail: cs.cosmetologists@license.state.tx.us
Hours: 750

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US Virgin Islands
Administrator, Boards and Commissions
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311
Phone: 340-776-7216
Fax:340-693-8036
Website: dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/barbers/
Email: nathalie.hodge@dlca.vi.gov

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Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/cosmetology_barbering.html
Hours: 600 Master 1,200

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Vermont Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
Redstone Building
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
Phone: 802-828-1505
Fax: 802-828-2465
Website: www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/cosmetologists/
E-mail: kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us
Hours: 600

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Virginia DPOR Board for Barbers and Cosmetologists
9960 Mayland Drive, Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Phone: 804-367-8509
Website: www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/BarberCosmo/
E-Mail: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
Hours: 600

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Washington State Department of Licensing
Cosmetology Program
Business and Professions Division
405 Black Lake Boulevard SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360-664-6626
Fax: 360-664-2550
Website: www.dol.wa.gov
E-mail: plssunit@dol.wa.gov
Hours: 600

West Virginia State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
1716 Pennsylvania Avenue, #7
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-558-2924
Fax: 304-558-3450
Website: http://www.wvbbc.org/
E-mail: adamhigginbotham@wvdhhr.org
Hours: 600

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Wisconsin Department of Regulations & Licensing
Barbering & Cosmetology Exam Board
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
OR
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-5511
Fax: 608-261-7083
Website: www.drl.state.wi.us/profession.asp?profid=62&locid=0
E-Mail: Yolanda.McGowan@wisconsin.gov
Hours: 450

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Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
2515 Warren Avenue, #302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-3534
Fax: 307-777-3681
Website: http://cosmetology.state.wy.us
E-mail: babern@state.wy.us
Hours: 600

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