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The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering will never call or come to any establishment requesting or demanding money for any reason.

Please contact the Board IMMEDIATELY if any such incident occurs.

Any time a violation warrants a fine to be assessed, you will receive a WRITTEN notification from the Board detailing the violation and fine procedures.

***The October 17th Massage Therapy Advisory Board meeting has been rescheduled to October 24th***

***Below proposed rules have been made permanent*** 

Ch. 1 Proposed Rule Changes
Ch. 10 Proposed Rule Changes
Ch. 20 Proposed Rule Changes


Please see Massage Therapy page for important updates regarding massage therapy.  


Payment Information

We accept Cash (exact change), Cashier's Check, or Money Order payable to OSBCB

**No personal checks accepted
**Do NOT send cash by mail


Did you know?

Eyelash extensions, tabbing and other enhancements to the eyelashes can only be performed by either a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician/Facialist?
Microblading, microneedling, micropigmentation has to be performed under the direct supervision of a physician after a face-to-face consultation and is defined as the practice of medicine in Title 59 O.S. Section 492

Did you know the board issues approximately 56,000 licenses a year, conducts 3,500 exams as well as performs 10,000 inspections a year with an office staff of six and an inspection staff of five?




Mission Statement

The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology, Barbering and Massage Therapy 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, barbering and massage therapy 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. 


Read all of the information below before continuing to the Online Renewal System.

  • Address changes must be e-mailed to certs@cosmo.ok.gov, include your file number in the e-mail. Address changes made on the Online Renewal system will NOT be forwarded to the agency. *
  • There is an “Optional Purchases” section on the Online Renewal system that allows you to purchase a Certification of Records/Hours or rule book. These items are NOT required, if you do not need them press continue. If you order a Certification of Records, you must send an e-mail to certs@cosmo.ok.gov to inform us which state you would like that sent to.
  • If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you may not use the Online Renewal system. You have to submit an I-94 citizenship affidavit along with a copy of your permanent resident card and renewal form. The citizenship affidavit form can be located here.

At this time, massage therapist licenses cannot be renewed online. To renew, please mail in your renewal or visit our office.


** Online License Renewal **


To improve our online renewal system please submit all issues along with screenshots to certs@cosmo.ok.gov with your file number in the subject line.

*After you e-mail the address change, you will receive an e-mail confirming the change within two business days. The online renewal system may still show the wrong address, but please ignore this and continue processing your payment. As long as you receive a confirmation e-mail from certs@cosmo.ok.gov regarding your address change, it will be sent to the new address.


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Permanent rules override the current rules which can be located at the top of our home page.

OSBCB Rules, Regulations and Statute Book, Effective September 1st, 2018

SB687 Massage Therapy Act

2016 Annual Report

Cosmetology Board Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Work Program


FULL BODY MASSAGE does not fall under the scope of practice of a cosmetology, barber, aesthetician or nail tech license. 

If you hold a cosmetology, barber,aesthetician or nail tech license, and you are performing FULL BODY MASSAGE or presenting yourself as a massage therapist you must obtain a massage therapy license. 

The licensing rules and applications for massage therapy are available at www.cosmo.ok.gov




Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Advisory Board on Massage Therapy 

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