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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 will remain open now through June 15th 2023. ​ 

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License Verification

Verify the status of a license.
License Verification




Printing Schedule

If you have not received your license within the last 60 days please email us at with the following information: legal name, license number, last 4 SS#, and mailing address to verify your account. ​Reprint request regarding renewals will require the proper application, copy of ID and fee. SENT TO PRINTING: February 20 - MAILING DATE: February 27



2023 State Office Holiday Closure Dates

2023 State Office Holiday Closure Dates Monday, January 16 MLK, Jr. Day Friday, April 7 Good Friday- ½ Day Monday May 29 Memorial Day Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day Monday, September 4 Labor Day Friday, November 10 Veteran’s Day Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 Thanksgiving Monday and Tuesday, December 25-26 Christmas Friday December 29 New Year’s **Inclement weather may cause unforeseen closures based on Governor’s Office notice**



Name change requirements

​Name changes require a copy of your new state government​ photo ID, copy of Marriage Certificate/Divorce Decree and a Duplicate application to mailed to the state board office prior to renewals.

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.​