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 practice.

KDHE COVID-19 Guidance for Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Electrology, Tanning, Tattoo, and Body Piercing Establishments and Schools as well as Other Similar but Unregulated Professions (i.e. Massage and Natural Hair Braiding)

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

Bulletin #2020-01-COVID-19 Bulletin #2020-04-COVID-19

Bulletin #2020-02-COVID-19 Bulletin #2020-05-COVID-19

Bulletin #2020-03-COVID-19 Bulletin #2020-06-COVID-19

Bulletin #2020-07-COVID-19

KDHE COVID-19 Response Page

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020

EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against
Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19


Temporary approval for distance learning - COVID-19 - 03/13/2020

Temporary approval for distance learning - COVID-19 - Online Resources for Schools licensed by the Board - 03/16/2020

NACCAS Update on Temporary Distance Education - 03/20/2020

Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Facilities

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

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.

Senate Bill 244 Administrative rules and regulations shall sunset five years after adoption unless extension is approved by the legislature.

Senate Bill 340 Expanding the scope of Kansas state board of cosmetology disciplinary and enforcement actions to non-licensees.

House Bill 2506 Expanding the military spouse and service member's expedited licensure law to certain other license, certificate or registration applicants.

Senate Bill 366 Expanding the expedited occupational licensure provisions for military service members and spouses to all license applicants.

Senate Bill 391 Enacting the right to earn a living act to minimize unnecessary occupational licensing and regulation.

House Bill 2727 Requiring the repeal or suspension of existing sales tax exemption when implementing any new exemption, providing for a sales tax exemption for envision, inc. and friends of hospice of Jefferson county and imposing sales tax on certain services.

The 2017 North American industry classification system codes referenced in HB 2727 can be found here (Page 576-578): https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/2017NAICS/2017_NAICS_Manual.pdf

812112 - Beauty Salons
812113 - Nail Salons
812199 - Other personal care services (electrolysis, tattoo, ear piercing, tanning, massage, permanent makeup, weaving)
812111 - Barber Shops

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. 

KDHE Regulation Updates:


Cosmetology Professions - Final Approved for Hearing

New KDHE Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Professions Effective 4/10/2020

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