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Mission

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.

Upcoming changes to Examinations

Effective July 1st 2022 Kentucky Board of Cosmetology will be implementing a new testing contract vendor.  The new testing vendor will be PSI testing and the change will result in new theory exam testing center locations, new theory and practical exams and new candidate information bulletins that will be posted on our website soon.  If you currently have an open registration with our current testing vendor then you need to schedule and take the exam before July 1st 2022.  If you do not schedule and take your exam before July 1st 2022 you will be required to re-submit your application and fee in the new system.  Please contact the board if you have any questions about these changes. 

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Online License Restorations

​Online License Restorations for license holders who expired on June 30th, 2021 will remain open now through July 31st, 2022.  

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Attention: License Renewal link coming soon

The link to renew a personal or business license will open on July 1st 2022. All license renewals are to be processed online with the exception of salons requiring a manager change.  Salon Owners requiring a manager change will need to complete a manager change application and contact their state inspector within a timely manner prior to completing the salon renewal.  ​​

License Verification

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License Verification

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PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on November 22, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at Kentucky Board of Cosmetology. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by five workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing was received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2021. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person. CONTACT PERSON: Julie M. Campbell, Board Administrator, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov.

201 KAR 12:082E

Oct

01

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on December 21, 2021, at 9:00 a.m., at Kentucky Board of Cosmetology. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by five workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing was received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2021. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person. CONTACT PERSON: Julie M. Campbell, Board Administrator, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov.

201 KAR 12:082


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.​