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Special Board Meeting June 4, 2018 at 10:00am 2401 NW 23rd Street Suite 105 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
*Please note that this meeting will not be in the testing center as usual.


Proposed Emergency Rules

Under our emergency rules hair braiding now only requires 40 hours of training

OSBCB Emergency Rule Report 2017
OSBCB Emergency Rules 2017
OAC 175 Ch.1 RIS 2018
OAC 175 Ch.10 RIS 2018
OAC 175 Ch.20 RIS 2018

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



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.


Online License Renewal


Addresses cannot be changed online. You must submit address changes in writing. You can mail the address change to the office or, for convenience you can email it to certs@cosmo.ok.gov

If you are not a permanent resident you have to submit an I-94 citizenship affidavit along with a copy of your permanent resident card. Those forms can be located under our forms section of the website


Pay by credit card or from your bank account.


cosmo citizen affidavit button



Emergency 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, 2017

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