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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.

Online License Restorations

​Online License Restorations are open now through June 30th, 2021

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License Printing Delay Notice

Due to a high volume of calls and limited staff the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology would like to notify all professional license holders of the 2021 license print delay.  

At this time if you have renewed or applied for a 2021 license and have not received your hard copy, since completing a renewal beginning July 1, 2020, please continue to post your license with the expiration date of 6/30/2020 along with a copy of your renewal payment receipt if possible.  If you need a formal verification of a license status, please refer to our License Verification portal available below.

All licenses should ship by January 15th 2021, if you have not received your new license please contact the board office after February 14th 2021. 


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 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.
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  • 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.​