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The Kentucky Board of Cosmetology’s mission is to serve the Commonwealth by providing educational, health, and regulatory standards for all aspects of the beauty industry.


Please use the following address for mailing purposes 1049 US HWY 127 Annex #2, Frankfort KY, 40601. Due to the mandated orders issued by Governor Andy Beshear to combat the COVID-19 pandemic the Board office is still closed to the public and cannot accept walk-in business until further notice. 

License Renewals Will Remain Open Through December 31st 2020

The link to renew a personal or business license is still available until December 31st, 2020​. All license renewals are to be processed online with the exception of salons requiring a manager change and KCTCS school licenses. Please note: Due to the extended closure of facilities licensed by this agency during the COVID-19 pandemic, the board has extended the renewal period from July 1-July 30 to July 1, 2020-December 31, 2020.

License Renewal

License Verification

Verify the status of a license.
License Verification




Healthy at Work Requirements

Links to Healthy at Work Requirements as of 7/22/2020 can be found below.

Healthy At Work- Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Beauty Salons, Esthetic Salons
Healthy At Work- Nail Technicians & Nail Salons

Complaint Form

In order to file a complaint with the Board you must complete the following application and submit it to the Board office. All complaints must be submitted on this form.
Download Form​.

  • The Kentucky Board of Cosmetology does not accept complaints by phone
  • The Board cannot settle matters of a civil nature and has no authority to require payment for damages on your behalf.​