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Specialty Permits


As of July 20, 2012 The Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists will offer a permit for threading practitioners and facilities. These permits do not require any special education but they will be held to the same sanitation standards as all other salons and will be periodically inspected.

What is Threading?
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal which originated in parts of India, the Middle and Far East, and is now gaining popularity in Western countries. It is a technique that is usually passed down from generation to generation and is viewed as artistry.

Threading is a hair removal technique that uses 100% cotton thread. The cotton thread is twisted and rolled along the surface of the skin entwining the hairs in the thread, which are then lifted quickly from the follicle. It is more precise than waxing and allows for better lines. For people who would like to pursue a more natural beauty regimen, hair threading is a good choice, since it does not use harmful chemical products.

It is important to find someone who is experienced at eyebrow threading. Inexperience can result in uneven brows, hair breakage, ingrown hairs, or unnecessary pain.
Threading Inspectors & Counties of Inspection

How Do I Obtain A Permit?
Print out the applications below and return to the Board office with the proper fee.