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

June Examinations Cancelled

<div>Due to the transition time needed to prepare for the new exam structure, the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology WILL NOT be holding examinations in June.</div>

License Renewal

License Renewal for 2018-19 begins on July 1, 2018
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201 KAR 12.030 Updated

Regulation 201 KAR 12.030, regarding licensing, permits, and examinations, became active as-of April 6, 2018.  A link to the updated regulation is listed below.

201 KAR 12.030



List of Repealed & Active Regulations

The following lists provide repealed & active regulations as-of April 6, 2018.

KBC Active Regulations
KBC Repealed Regulations



201 KAR 12.060 Updated

Regulation 201 KAR 12.060, regarding inspections, became active as-of April 6, 2018. A link to the updated regulation is listed below.

201 KAR 12.060



HB 260 Enacted Effective March 30, 2018

On March 30, 2018, Governor Matt Bevin signed House Bill (HB) 260, sponsored by Rep. Robert Mills, that makes significant improvements to the cosmetology industry in Kentucky and the operation of the Kentucky Board of Cosmetology (KBC). House Bill 260 is effective as of March 30, 2018. Please see below.

HB 260 FAQ



201 KAR 12.100 Updated

Regulation 201 KAR 12.100, regarding sanitation standards, became active as-of March 9, 2018. A Link to the updated regulation is listed below.

201 KAR 12.100



201 KAR 12.082 Updated

Please be advised: Regulation 201 KAR 12.082, regarding school curriculum and student rules, became active as-of February 2, 2018. A link to the updated regulation can be found below.

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.​

If You Have Not Received Your License After You Have Submitted the Renewal

No renewed licenses can be reprinted until 30 days after they were accepted. If you have not received your license after 30 days you must submit a written statement requesting a reprint of the license to the board office no later than October 1. The statement must be signed and dated and state that you did not receive your license from renewals. Any requests for reprint postmarked after October 1 will be denied and you will be required to submit a duplicate license application with the required fee. ​