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We will limit the lobby to only two people at a time and will require masks to be worn. We encourage individuals to mail in their paperwork or utilize the online renewal system.







Advisory Board on Massage Therapy
has been rescheduled from the 21st to the 28th.

Meeting will be in Suite 61 at 10:00am





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. 



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 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, Barbering; and licensing services for Cosmetology, Barbering and Massage Therapy industry.


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.

  • 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.

For address changes, please email certs@cosmo.ok.gov. You will receive a confirmation when it has been updated in our system.


** 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.


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OSBCB Rules, Regulations and Statute Book, Effective August 26, 2021

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