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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.