Official Statement from the Governor’s Office.
“59 O.S. 199.9 states professional cosmetology services must be performed in a licensed establishment.
Hair salons and similar establishments are not considered essential services and must remain closed until April 30 to limit close contact and personal touch as Oklahomans work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.”
Agency staff is working from home and not available by telephone. Please go to the Agency Staff for list of employees. Click the blue name by the department you need and an email will automatically open.
The Massage Therapy Advisory Board meeting scheduled for April 16th has been canceled.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING April 7, 2020
2401 N W 23rd, Suite 84
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Testing Center and/or Conference Line
PLEASE UTILIZE THE CONFERENCE LINE FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY
CONFERENCE LINE 1-866-494-2286
Following board members will be attending the board meeting via conference call: LaFaye Austin, Anthony Baldini, Bill Helton, Christy Mather, Greg Mitchell, and Thao Nguyen-Pham, Peggy Avery, Machele Callicoat, Christie Luther, Jeff Sells and Bruce Waight Sr.
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.
***Below rule changes were adopted by the board March 23rd***
OAC 175 ch. 1
OAC 175 ch. 10 subch. 1, 3, 5, 13
OAC 175 ch. 10 subch. 7
OAC 175 ch. 20
Please see Massage Therapy page for important updates regarding massage therapy.
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?
PLEASE WATCH THIS PAGE FOR FURTHER UPDATES.
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.
Read all of the information below before continuing to the Online Renewal System.
- Address changes must be e-mailed to email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
To improve our online renewal system please submit all issues along with screenshots to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your address change, it will be sent to the new address.
The below permanent rules override the current rules.
Ch. 1 Rule Changes
Ch. 10 Rule Changes
Ch. 20 Rule Changes
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