Kansas Board of Cosmetology

The mission of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology is to protect the health and safety of the consuming public by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing standards of

The Board of Cosmetology licenses individuals and
facilities for the following professions

Cosmetology Professions

Cosmetologist Technician
Facilities for the Cosmetology Professions
Instructors for the Cosmetology Professions
Schools for the Cosmetology Professions

Tanning Facilities

Tattoo, Piercing & Cosmetic Professions

Tattoo Artists
Body Piercers
Permanent Cosmetic Technicians
Facilities for the Three Above Listed Professions

Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Facilities

Law Book Resources

KBOC IOS Lawbook App


Android Mobile Lawbook App

IOS Mobile Lawbook App


Cosmetology Law Book Printable Version

Body Art Law Book Printable Version

Tanning Facilities Law Book Printable Version


Pending Legislation

House Bill 2200 Exempting hair threading from the practice of cosmetology.

House Bill 2384 Amending powers, duties and functions of the Kansas state board of cosmetology relating to licensing and hearings.

If you choose to contact a legislator, please make sure that you are contacting the appropriate legislator that represents your district.  You can find your legislators here.  https://openstates.org/    
Please also remember to keep your correspondence with your legislator professional and respectful as you represent your profession. 

Requested KDHE Regulation Updates:
Cosmetology Professions - 062018
Cosmetology Professions - 062019


To provide feedback to the Board regarding the proposed regulations, please use the link below to access the designated form. Please do not include any identifying information in your feedback to the Board.

Proposed KDHE Regulations Feedback Form

The survey responses can be viewed here: KDHE Proposed Regulations Survey Results

Hair Braiding Outside of Cosmetology Establishment, Infection Control Guidelines for Providers self-test

KBOC Customer Service Survey

Address Update

Employment-State of Kansas

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714 SW Jackson, Jayhawk Walk Building, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas
Phone: (785) 296-3155 * Fax (785) 296-3002 * Email
Laura Gloeckner, Executive Director