Legislative Updates for Texas

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation—Cosmetology

920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-463-6599 | Fax: 512-463-9498 | Website: tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/ | Email: via online form at https://ga.tdlr.texas.gov:1443/form/csgeneralinquiry
Training hours required from a licensed esthetics school/program: 750
Renewal CEU hours: 4 hours every year

Texas House Bill No. 2847: Digitally Prearranged Services

The Texas Legislature passed House Bill No. 2847 (HB 2847) (https://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB2847/2019) in 2019, allowing certain barbering and cosmetology services to be scheduled through a digital network. The services must be performed by a licensed barber or cosmetologist and performed at a location not licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) as a cosmetology salon or barbershop. The bill added Section 1603.208.

Texas COVID-19 State Update; Re-opening

There have been many changes in the esthetics and cosmetology professions and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). ASCP, AHP, and ANP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted Texas, from executive orders affecting business closures, to reopening protocols modifying practice procedures, to financial programs developed to aid the unemployed.

Texas COVID-19 State Update

There have been many changes in the massage therapy and cosmetology industries and communities in response the COVID-19 (coronavirus). From executive orders affecting businesses, to emergency rulemaking altering renewal timelines, to distance learning modifying the student experience. ABMP, ASCP, and AHP have summarized below how COVID-19 has impacted the licensing regulations and laws in the state of Texas and encourage you to pay special attention to the CARES Act outlined at the bottom of this email, which addresses financial aid and unemployment benefits.

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