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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, 2021 will remain open now through July 31st, 2022.  

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Statement From Julie Campbell, Executive Director, Kentucky Board of Cosmetology May 18th, 2021

"The Governor's mask mandate is no longer in effect for salons where individuals are fully vaccinated, and while the KY Board of Cosmetology has no authority over the implementation or enforcement of these executive mandates we do continue to urge all salon owners to frequently check the governor's KY Healthy At Work website for further updates and guidance on masking policies as they make operating decisions going forward," said Julie Campbell, Executive Director KY Board of Cosmetology.


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. To find all current Statutes and Regulations for the Kentucky State Board of Cosmetology please visit the links to the Kentucky State Legislative Research Commission HERE. A list of the Kentucky revised statutes can be found HERE

Additionally, the KY Board of Cosmetology does not speak on behalf of the KY Board of Barbering in anyway as they are a separate regulatory agency from the Board of Cosmetology and the headline by Wave 3 news was a false statement and will be removed by 7pm tonight according to Ken Baker, reporter for Wave3.

License Printing Schedule

Printing of Licenses through KBC begin on July 19th, 2021 and will be submitted to the printing department on a weekly basis until the second week of August. 

Starting September 1st, 2021 licenses will be placed on a monthly mail out schedule. Please allow 30 days for licenses to be received via mail. You may temporarily post your receipt of your new year license in the facility.

If you have renewed your license(s) in the month of July and have not received your hard copy through the mail by September 1st, 2021 please contact the state board office via email:

License Verification

Verify the status of a license.
License Verification




Mask Mandate Update -5/14/2021

Governor Beshear will be providing updates at 10:30 AM Friday 5/14/2021 on Facebook. Links to updated mask wearing guidelines as of 5/14/2021 can be found below.

Mask Wearing Update



Healthy at Work Requirements

Links to Healthy at Work Requirements as of 5/14/2021 can be foiund below.

Healthy At Work- Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Beauty Salons, Esthetic Salons
Healthy At Work- Nail Technicians & Nail Salons

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.​