State Board Info

This page shows a summarized version of state requirements. Regulations frequently change; we encourage you to contact your state board for a more detailed understanding of the current requirements.

Click on a state below, or click here to download a PDF of all state regulations.

State Requirements List

State License

Alabama Board of Cosmetology

RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street, Suite 324
PO Box 301750
Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: 800-815-7453
Fax: 334-242-1926
Website: www.aboc.state.al.us/
Email: cosmetology@aboc.state.al.us
Hours: 1500

State License

Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing

PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

Phone: 907-465-2550
Fax: 907-465-2974
Website: www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofBarbersHairdressers.aspx
Email: cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov
Hours: 350

State License

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

State License

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology

4815 West Markham, Slot 8
Little Rock, AK 72205

Phone: 501-682-2168
Fax: 501-682-5640
Website: www.arkansas.gov/cos/
Email: cosmo@arkansas.gov
Hours: 600

State License

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/
Email: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
Hours: 600

State License

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.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Barber_Cosmetology
Email: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us
Hours: 600

No State Regulation

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Barber Licensure

410 Capital Avenue, MS #13PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone: 860-509-7603 Opt. 6
Fax: 860-509-8457
Website: www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3143&q=388878
Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Hours: No licensing in this state

State License

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
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Hours: 600, or 1200 for apprenticeship

State License

Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Occupational & Professional Licensing
1100 4th Street SW, Suite 500 E
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202-442-4320
Fax: 202-442-4528
Website: www.pearsonvue.com/dc/barbers_cosmo/
Email: Cynthia.Briggs@dc.gov, dcra.dcraopla@dc.gov
Hours: 1200

State License

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Division of Professions
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
Email: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us
Hours: 260 (Facial Specialist)

State License

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology

214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404-656-2881
Fax: 478-207-1442
Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/16
Email: http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/email.asp
Hours: 1000

State License

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/content/guam-board-barbering-and-cosmetology
Email: mary.guerrero@dphss.guam.gov
Hours: 600

State License

Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

DCCA-PVL
Attn: BAR/COS
235 S. Beretania Street, 9th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-587-4274
Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/rico/rico-home/barbering-cosmetology-electrology/
Email: barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov
Hours: 600

State License

Idaho Board of Cosmetology

700 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
Website: www.ibol.idaho.gov/ibol/boardpage.aspx?bureau=cos
Email: cos@ibol.state.id.us
Hours: 600

State License

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation

100 W Randolph, 9th Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 888-473-4858

Website: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/cosmo.asp
Email: http://www.idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp01.asp
Hours: 750

State License

Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners

Professional Licensing Agency
402 West Washington Street, RM W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-234-3031
Fax: 317-233-4236
Website: www.in.gov/pla/cosmo.htm
Email: pla12@pla.in.gov
Hours: 700

State License

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Lucas State Office Bldg, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-0254
Fax: 515-281-3121
Website: http://idph.iowa.gov/licensure/iowa-board-of-cosmetology-arts-and-sciences
Email: rosemary.bonanno@idph.iowa.gov
Hours: 600

State License

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/Cosmetology.htm
Email: kboc@ks.gov
Hours: 1000

State License

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/
Email: charles.lykins@ky.gov
Hours: 1000

State License

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
Email: steve.young@la.gov
Hours: 750

State License

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
Email: barbercosm.program@maine.gov
Hours: 600

State License

Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists

500 North Calvert Street, Room #401
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6320
Website: www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos/
Email: cos@dllr.state.md.us
Hours: 600

State License

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-727-9940
Fax: 617-727-1627
Website: www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd/index.htm
Email: cosmetologyandbarberingboard@state.ma.us
Hours: 300

State License

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Bureau of Professional Licensing, Licensing Division
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-373-8068
Fax: 517-373-1044
Website: www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72864---,00.html
Email: CosBarber@michigan.gov
Hours: 400

State License

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/
Email: bce.board@state.mn.us
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: nluckett@msbc.state.ms.us
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: cosbar@pr.mo.gov
Hours: 750

State License

Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 406-841-2202
Fax: 406-841-2305
Website: www.cosmetology.mt.gov
Email: dlibsdcos@mt.gov
Hours: 650

State License

Nebraska Department of HHS Regulation and Licensure

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402-471-2117
Fax: 402-471-3577
Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/cosindex.htm
Email: Kris.Chiles@nebraska.gov
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: info@nvcosmo.com
Hours: 900

State License

New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics

121 S Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-3608
Fax: 603-271-3950
Website: www.nh.gov/cosmet
Hours: 600

State License

New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

124 Halsey St
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-504-6200
Fax: 973-273-8035
Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/coshair.htm
Email: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Hours: 600

State License

New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

2550 Cerrillos Road, 2nd Floor
Tony Anaya Building
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-476-4690
Fax: 505-476-4665
Website: www.rld.state.nm.us/BarbersCosmetologists/index.html
Email: barber&cosmoboard@state.nm.us
Hours: 600

State License

New York Department of State

One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
PO Box 22001
Albany, NY 12231

Phone: 518-474-4429
Fax: 518-473-6648
Website: www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/esthetics/esthetics.html
Email: licensing@dos.state.ny.us
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
Hours: 600

State License

North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology

PO Box 2177
1102 S Washington Street, Ste 200
Bismarck, ND 58502-2177

Phone: 701-224-9800
Fax: 701-222-8756
Website: www.ndcosmetology.com/home/
Email: info@nscosmetology.com
Hours: 600

State License

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

1929 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: 614-466-3834 or 866-642-6723
Fax: 614-644-6880
Website: www.cos.ohio.gov
Email: sue.gatwood@cos.state.oh.us
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: slewelling@cosmo.state.ok.us
Hours: 600

State License

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
Email: ohla.info@state.or.us
Hours: 500

State License

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology

Department of State
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
One Penn Center
2601 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-787-8503
Fax: 717-705-5540
Website: www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432561
Email: st-cosmetology@PA.gov
Hours: 300

State License

Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Beauty Specialists

Calle Fortaleza #151, Tercer Piso
San Juan, PR 305

Phone: 787-722-2122
Fax: 787-722-4818
Website: www.estado.gobierno.pr
Email: belleza@estado.gobierno.pr
Hours: 1000 hours + cosmetology license

State License

Rhode Island Department of Health

3 Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: 401-222-5960
Fax: 401-222-6548
Website: www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/hair_barb.php
Hours: 600

State License

South Carolina State Board of Cosmetology

110 Centerville Drive #116
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-896-4588
Fax: 803-896-4525
Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Cosmetology
Email: boardinfo@llr.sc.gov
Hours: 450

State License

South Dakota Cosmetology Commission

500 East Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Phone: 605-773-7175
Fax: 605-224-7175
Website: http://dol.sd.gov/bdcomm/cosmet/
Email: cosmetology@state.sd.us
Hours: 600

State License

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 800-480-9285
Fax: 615-741-1310
Website: www.tn.gov/commerce/section/cosmetology-and-barber-examiners
Email: Cosmetology.Board@TN.Gov
Hours: 750

State License

Texas TDLR Cosmetology Program

PO Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711

Phone: 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-463-9498
Website: www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm
Email: cs.cosmetologists@license.state.tx.us
Hours: 750

State License

Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
Website: www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/cosmetology_barbering.html
Email: doplweb@utah.gov
Hours: 600, Master 1200

State License

Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation

Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
89 Main St, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620

Phone: 802-828-1134
Fax: 802-828-2465
Website: www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/barbers-cosmetologists.aspx
Email: kara.shangraw@sec.state.vt.us
Hours: 600

State License

Boards and Commissions, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs

Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311

Phone: 340-773-2226
Fax: 340-773-6982
Website: dlca.vi.gov/boardcertifications/steps/barbers/
Email: nathalie.hodge@dlca.vi.gov

State License

Virginia DPOR Board for Barbers and Cosmetologists

9960 Mayland Drive, Ste 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1463

Phone: 804-367-8509
Fax: 866-245-9693
Website: www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/BarberCosmo/
Email: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
Hours: 600

State License

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/business/cosmetology/
Email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov
Hours: 600

State License

West Virginia State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

1201 Dunbar Ave
Dunbar, WV 25064

Phone: 304-558-2924
Fax: 304-558-3450
Website: www.wvbbc.org/
Email: amanda.d.smith@wv.gov
Hours: 600

State License

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Cosmetology Examining Board
PO Box 8935
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-266-2112 or 877-617-1565
Fax: 608-261-7083
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Cosmetology-Examining-Board-Main-Page/
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov
Hours: 450

State License

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
Email: betty.abernethy@wyo.gov
Hours: 600