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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: 8/11/2022

​​​PSI will make an attempt to contact you by phone in regards to your Cosmetology practical examination if you are eligible. Please check your spam email for the registration. Additional dates for the cosmetology practical exam will not be available until after the Labor Day holiday. 


Cosmetology practical exam seats are now available: Monday, August 15th 8:​00AM. Examination will be held at a popup location: 


Paul Mitchell School Lexington

3644 Boston Rd 

Lexington, KY 40514 ​​​​

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Contact​ Cosmetology@psionline.com for additional assistance. 


If you have not received a PSI registration email but are eligible for examination please contact us with your name, DOB, last 4 of SSN & email address you are using for registration at kbc@ky.gov for additional assistance. ​​


If you were recently graduated by your school after August 1st, please be patient. ​


– 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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Jul

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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.​