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Every year we update the State Board Directory by calling, emailing, and faxing state boards directly. Material is based on their responses, website data, last year’s published data, and other public sources. Not all information could be confirmed directly by the state board before publication. It is very important that nail technicians be familiar with their state’s guidelines and follow them diligently for their own and their clients’ safety. Use this guide to get in touch with your own state board, check on new regulations, and to compare your state with others. We suggest you consult the board directly before making critical decisions, such as moving out of state or adding non-nail-related services.

Alabama
Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
www.aboc.alabama.gov
100 N. Union St., #324, RSA Building
Montgomery, AL
(334) 242-1918
(800) 815-7453
Fax: (334) 242-1926
cosmetology@aboc.alabama.gov

Alaska
Board of Barbers & Hairdressers
www.commerce.alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(907) 465-2547
Fax: (907) 465-2974
license@alaska.gov

Arizona
Board of Cosmetology
www.boc.az.gov
1721 E. Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
(480) 784-4539
Fax: (480) 784-4962
azboard@azboc.gov

Arkansas
Department of Health, Cosmetology Section
www.arkansas.gov/cos
4815 W. Markham, Slot 8
Little Rock, AR
(501) 682-2168
Fax: (501) 682-5640
cosmo@arkansas.gov

California
State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
www.barbercosmo.ca.gov
2420 Del Paso Rd., #100
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 574-7570
Fax: (916) 575-7281
barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov

Colorado
Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure
www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/barber_cosmetology
1560 Broadway #1350
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 894-7800
Fax: (303) 894-2310
dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us

Connecticut
Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers & Cosmeticians
www.ct.gov/dph
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 AAP
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7648
Fax: (860) 509-7553
webmaster.dph@ct.gov

Delaware
Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology
861 Silver Lake Blvd., #203
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

District of Columbia
Cosmetology & Barbering
www.dcra.dc.gov
1100 4th St. S.W. #E500
Washington, DC
(202) 442-4320
Fax: (202) 698-4329
cynthia.briggs@dc.gov

Florida
Board of Cosmetology
www.myfloridalicense.com
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
(850) 487-1395
Fax: (850) 487-9529

Georgia
State Board of Cosmetology
www.sos.ga.gov/plb/cosmetology
237 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440
Fax: (866) 888-1176
plb-trades2@sos.ga.gov

Hawaii
Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/barber
335 Merchant St., Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2689
barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho
State Board of Cosmetology
www.ibol.idaho.gov
700 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83720-0063
(208) 334-3233
Fax: (208) 334-3945
ibol@ibol.idaho.gov

Illinois
Division of Financial and Professional Regulation
www.idfpr.com/profs/NailTech.asp
320 W. Washington St., 4th Fl.
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645

Indiana
State Board of Cosmetology Examiners
www.in.gov/pla
402 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3031
Fax: (317) 233-4236
pla12@pla.in.gov

Iowa
Board of Cosmetology Examiners — Dept. of Public Health/Professional Licensure
idph.iowa.gov/Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
(515) 281-4416
Fax: (515) 281-3121
rosemary.bonanno@idph.iowa.gov

Kansas
Board of Cosmetology
www.kansas.gov/kboc
714 SW Jackson St. #100
Topeka, KS 66603-3714
(785) 296-3155
Fax: (785) 296-3002
kboc@kboc.ks.gov

Kentucky
State Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
www.kbhc.ky.gov
111 St. James Ct., Ste. A
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4262
Fax: (502) 564-0481
charles.lykins@ky.gov

Louisiana
State Board of Cosmetology
www.lsbc.louisiana.gov
11622 Sunbelt Ct.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 756-3404
(225)756-3404
Fax: (225) 756-3410
steve.young@la.gov

Maine
Barbering and Cosmetology Program
www.maine.gov/professionallicensing
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-8579
(207) 624-8563 (TTY)
Fax: (207) 624-8637
barbercosm.lic@maine.gov

Maryland
State Board of Cosmetologists
www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos
500 N. Calvert St., Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
(410) 230-6190
Fax: (410) 244-0977
cos@dllr.state.md.us

Massachusetts
Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd
1000 Washington St. #710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
(617) 727-9940
Fax: (617) 727-1627
christine.garner@state.ma.us

Michigan
State Board of Cosmetology
www.michigan.gov/cosmetology
P.O. Box 30244
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 241-9288
Fax: (517) 373-1044
bcslic@michigan.gov

Minnesota
Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
www.bceboard.state.mn.us
2829 University Ave. SE, #710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(651) 201-2742
(800) 657-3978
Fax: (612) 617-2601
bce.board@state.mn.us

Mississippi
State Board of Cosmetology
www.msbc.ms.gov
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296-5689
(601) 359-1820
Fax: (601) 354-6639
executivedirector@msbc.state.ms.us

Missouri
State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp
3605 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO
(573) 751-1052
(866) 762-9432
Fax: (573) 751-8167
cosbar@pr.mo.gov

Montana
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
www.cosmetology.mt.gov
301 S. Park, 4th Flr.
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2390
Fax: (406) 841-2305
SPeterson@mt.gov

Nebraska
State Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology and Body Art
http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Flr.
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-2117
Fax: (402) 471-3577
kris.chiles@nebraska.gov

Nevada
State Board of Cosmetology
www.cosmetology.nv.gov
1785 E. Sahara Ave., #255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 486-6542
Fax: (702) 369-8064
info@nvcosmo.com

New Hampshire
Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics
www.nh.gov/cosmet
121 South Fruit St  
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3608
Fax: (603) 271-8889
kathryn.wantuck@nh.gov

New Jersey
State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/cos
P.O. Box 45003
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6400
Fax: (973) 504-6477
askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us

New Mexico
Barbers & Cosmetologists Board
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Barbers_and_Cosmetologists.aspx
2550 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 476-4622
Fax: (505) 476-4645
barber.cosmoboard@state.nm.us

New York
Dept. of State, Division of Licensing Services
www.dos.ny.gov/licensing
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave. 6th Floor
Albany, NY
(518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648
licensing@dos.ny.gov

North Carolina
State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
www.nccosmeticarts.com
1207 Front St. #110
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 733-4117
Fax: (919) 733-4127
nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com

North Dakota
State Board of Cosmetology
www.ndcosmetology.com
1102 S. Washington St., #200
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 224-9800
Fax: (701) 222-8756
cosmo@midconetwork.com

Ohio
State Board of Cosmetology
www.cos.ohio.gov
1929 Gateway Cir.
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 466-3834
Fax: (614) 644-6880
tasha.bullard@cos.state.oh.us

Oklahoma
Board of Cosmetology
www.cosmo.ok.gov
2401 NW 23rd St., # 84
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 521-2441
Fax: (405) 521-2440
sherry.lewelling@cosmo.ok.gov

Oregon
Health Licensing Office
http://www.oregon.gov/oha/hlo
700 Summer St. NE #320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
(503) 378-8667
Fax: (503) 370-9004
hlo.info@state.or.us

Pennsylvania
State Board of Cosmetology
www.dos.state.pa.us/cosmet
2601 N. Third St. Harrisburg PA 17110
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 783-7130
Fax: (717) 705-5540
st-cosmetology@pa.gov

Rhode Island
Board of Hairdressing & Barbering
www.health.state.ri.us
3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-1109
Fax: (401) 222-1272
linda.esposito@health.ri.gov

South Carolina
Board of Cosmetology
www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/cosmetology
110 Centerview Dr. #201
Columbia, SC
(803) 896-4588
Fax: (803) 896-4484
boardinfo@llr.sc.gov

South Dakota
Cosmetology Commission
cosmetology.sd.gov
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-6193
Fax: (605) 773-7175
cosmetology@state.sd.us

Tennessee
State Board of Cosmetology
www.tn.gov/commerce/section/cosmetology-and-barber-examiners
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2515
(800) 480-9285
Fax: (615) 741-1310
cosmetology.board@tn.gov

Texas
Department of Licensing & Regulation
www.license.state.tx.us/cosmet/cosmet.htm
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-6599
(800) 803-9202 (TX only)
Fax: (512) 463-9468
cs.cosmetologists@tdlr.texas.gov

Utah
Board of Cosmetology
www.dopl.utah.gov
160 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511
dbtaylor@utah.gov

Vermont
Office of Professional Regulation Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
www.vtprofessionals.org
89 Main St., 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
(802) 828-1134
Fax: (802) 828-2465
kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us

Virginia
Board for Barbers & Cosmetology
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/BarberCosmo
9960 Mayland Dr., Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233-1485
(804) 367-8509
Fax: (866)-245-9693
barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov

Washington
Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Program
www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology
P.O. Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507-9026
(360) 664-6626
Fax: (360) 664-2550
plssunit@dol.wa.gov

West Virginia
State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
www.wvbbc.com
1201 Dunbar Avenue
Dunbar, WV
(304) 558-2924
Fax: (304) 558-3450
amanda.d.cunningham@wv.gov

Wisconsin
Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board
dsps.wi.gov
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-2112
Fax: (608) 261-7083
dsps@wisconsin.gov

Wyoming
Board of Cosmetology
www.cosmetology.wy.gov
2515 Warren Ave., Ste.302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-3534
Fax: (307) 777-3681
betty.abernethy@wyo.gov