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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.

Renewals Ended July 31st

If your license was not renewed by this date, you will need to restore to obtain a current license.

If you are restoring a personal license only, please complete the restoration application per the application instructions. Restoration License Application

If you are restoring a personal license AND a salon license please complete both applications, then contact your local state inspector (see “About Us” tab to ”Locate Inspector”) for license processing. Salon Application

License Verification

Verify the status of a license.
License Verification

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Apr

23

Application Processing

*** Due to the high volume of applicants, please allow a minimum of 30 days for application processing time. Receipt of applications cannot be verified by the office unless it has been more than 30 days from submission. If you require verification of receipt, please submit your application by traceable means through the postal system. ***


Sep

01

201 KAR 12.082 & 201 KAR 12.140 Updates

Please be advised: Regulations 201 KAR 12.082 and 201 KAR 12.140 , regarding school requirements, curriculum, and student rules updates as-of September 1, 2018. Links to the updated regulations can be found below.

201 KAR 12.082
201 KAR 12.140

Sep

01

201 KAR 12.100 & 201 KAR 12.230 Updates

Regulations 201 KAR 12.100 and 201 KAR 12.230, regarding sanitation standards and code of ethics updates as-of September 1, 2018. Links to the updated regulations are listed below.

201 KAR 12.100
201 KAR 12.230

Sep

01

201 KAR 12.030 & 201 KAR 12.260 Updates

Regulations 201 KAR 12.030 and 201 KAR 12.260 , regarding licensing, permits, examinations, and fees updates as-of September 1, 2018.  Links to the regulations are listed below.

201 KAR 12.030
201 KAR 12.260

Sep

01

201 KAR 12.060 & 201 KAR 12.190 Updates

Regulations 201 KAR 12.060 and 201 KAR 12.190, regarding inspections, complaint processes, and disciplinary action updates as-of September 1, 2018. Links to the updated regulations are listed below.

201 KAR 12.060
201 KAR 12.190

Sep

01

Amended and Active Regulations

The following list provides additional amended & active regulations as-of September 1, 2018.

201 KAR 12.010.pdf
201 KAR 12.260

Jun

28

Apprentice Cosmetologists-Please Be Advised

Apprentice Cosmetologists will not be able to renew online. Due to the passing of HB 260, these license holders are required to send in the restoration application and fee in addition to their renewal fee. This will convert the license to a regular cosmetology license and bring it to current status for the new licensing year. These must be postmarked by July 31, 2018, in order to avoid additional fees. Apprentices applying for transitioning their license after July 31, 2018 will be required to submit the restoration application, fee, and the $75.00 to transition the account from apprentice to cosmetologist.

Restoration License Application



 

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.​
 

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.