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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.


Tornado Victims

If you are a cosmetologist, barber or an establishment 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.



Online License 


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OSBCB rules, regulations and Cosmetology/Barber law book

OSBCB Statutes as of November 1st, 2013

Barber Rules

House Bill 1467 Impact Statement

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