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Mission Statement

The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 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 schools to administering examinations for prospective practitioners of the cosmetology and barbering profession..


Agency Purpose

The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering licenses and regulates the profession of cosmetology, barbering, 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.

Winter Weather

Winter months in Oklahoma always include the possibility of inclement weather.  

IF the Highway Patrol (Department of Public Safety) has announced that travel in your area of the state is  ‘slick and hazardous’, then you will be excused from your exam and we will mail you another exam date (without charge) and your work permit will remain valid.

For information regarding road conditions, please check your local news media or check with the Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) (DPS) http://www.dps.state.ok.us/  or by phone 405.425.2385 or 888.425.2385.

For information regarding state offices, please check your local news media OR you can access Oklahoma’s state website at www.ok.gov  If it is announced by the Governor’s office that state offices are closed or operating with limited staff, then you will know your exam is  cancelled and will be rescheduled.  

You may call the direct number to the exam department (405.522.7618) to leave a message (or hear additional information) during severe winter weather.  

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OSBCB Rules, Regulations and Statute Book, Effective November 1st, 2014

2014 Annual Report


Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84 \ Shepherd Mall \ Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Map to Shepherd Mall

Phone: 405.521.2441 \ Fax: 405.521.2440 \ Office Hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday