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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 for license holders who expired on June 30th, 2022 will remain open now through July 31st, 2023.  

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EXAMINATION UPDATE: 8/16/2022

Registration for examinations have begun. If you have not received a PSI registration email but are eligible for examination please contact us with the following:

Legal name, DOB, last 4 of SSN, permit number, contact phone number & email address 

There has been a maintenance update within PSI that has caused an error in candidate uploads. PSI anticipates a resolution soon and emails should begin going out in the next 24-48 hours. 

Based on your graduation date will determine your registration email from PSI - eligibility​ uploads will take place at KBC on Friday afternoons. PSI will not receive this information until the next business day. 

Kentucky​ schools have 10 days to graduate you from their program. This is a requirement in order for you to be eligible. PSI can take an additional two weeks to upload your eligibility information. Your patience is appreciated.

– 2022 PRINTING SCHEDULE –

ONLINE LICENSE RENEWALS OPEN JULY 1st  DUE TO A SHORTAGE IN MATERIALS PRINTING WILL BE DELAYED. BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR PREVIOUS YEAR LICENSE POSTED AND YOUR RECEIPT. LICENSE PRINTING WILL RESUME: 

August 15th

August 31st

September 16th

October 14th

November 15th

December 16th


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PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD-201 KAR 12.030E - Licensing - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 9:30am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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 12.030E - Licensing - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD-201 KAR 12.060E - Inspections- Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 10:00 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.060E - Inspections- Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD-201 KAR 12.082E- Education Requirements - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 10:30 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.082E- Education Requirements - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD-201 KAR 12.190E- Complaint and Discipline - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 10:30 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.190E- Complaint and Discipline - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.230E- Code of Ethics - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, at 2:00, 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov.

201 KAR 12.230E- Code of Ethics - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.260E - Fees - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.260E - Fees - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.290E- Permits - Emergency - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on August 22, 2022, at 11:30am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.290E- Permits - Emergency - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.030 - Licensing 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 9:30am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.030 - Licensing 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.060 - Inspections- 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 10:00 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.060 - Inspections- 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD -201 KAR 12.082- Education Requirements - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 10:30 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.082- Education Requirements - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - 201 KAR 12.190- Complaint and Discipline - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 11:30 am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.190- Complaint and Discipline - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - 201 KAR 12.230- Code of Ethics - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, at 2:00, 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov.

201 KAR 12.230- Code of Ethics - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - 201 KAR 12.260- Fees - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.260- Fees - 7.2022

Jul

13

PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - 201 KAR 12.290- Permits - 7.2022

A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on September 21, 2022, at 11:30am, at the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology office. 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 September 30, 2022. 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, Executive Director, 1049 US Hwy 127 S. Annex #2, Frankfort, KY, 40601, (502) 564-4262, julie.campbell@ky.gov .

201 KAR 12.290- Permits - 7.2022


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.​