The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology is to safeguard and protect the health and general welfare of the people of the state of Oklahoma by performing a variety of services from developing curriculum for cosmetology schools to administering examinations for prospective practitioners of the cosmetology arts.
The Board of Cosmetology licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, instructors and establishments where these services are performed. It also regulates health and safety issues in schools approved by the Board. Anyone who provides these types of services including but not limited to, haircutting, hairdressing, nail care, skin care and the application of make-up must be licensed by the Board.
News from the Board
House Bill 1467 was signed by the Governor, transferring the regulation of the Barber industry from the Oklahoma State Department of Health to the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology effective November 1st, 2013. We shall now become the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. The two agencies are working together to make this a seamless transition and ensure that current levels of service continue. We believe this will be a positive change for both the cosmetology industry and the barber industry More details will follow.
If you are a cosmetologists or a salon owner affected by the recent storms, your license will be replaced at no charge as authorized by Governor Fallin’s Executive Order 2013-20. Please contact the office of the Board at 405-521-2441 for more information.
OSBC rules, regulations and Cosmetology law book