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Kansas Board of Cosmetology

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Business Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
714 SW Jackson, Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 296-3155 | Fax: (785) 296-3002

Please be patient as we respond to your inquiry as the Board receives a high volume of calls and emails. All inquiries will be responded to in the order they are received and as soon as possible. Please do not send multiple emails and leave multiple voicemails. Please allow 15 business days to process licensure submissions. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you.

Front Desk
Direct Line: 785-296-3582

Board Verification of Licensure

High School Transcripts

Notice of Completions

Vickie Rodriguez
Direct Line: 785-296-3156

Initial facility licensure for:
Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics, Electrology, Tanning, and Body Art

Practitioner Paper Renewals for nail technology, esthetics, electrology, and cosmetology

Facility paper renewals for Cosmetology, nail technology, esthetics, electrology, tanning, and body art

Duplicate practitioner license

Duplicate facility license

Facility Name and Owner Changes

Practitioner Name and Address Changes

Senior Status License Application

Angela Stockdale
Direct Line: 785-260-1006

Board Meetings
Felony Applications
Remedial Action
Requests for Hearing

Submit Fine Payment

Talysha Hickerson
Direct Line: 785-291-3701

Apprentice licensing for nail technology, esthetics, and cosmetology

Kansas cosmetology, nail technology, electrology and esthetics students:
Initial practitioner licensure
Temporary Permits

Continuing Education for Instructors
Instructor initial licensing and renewal

Darla Ray
Direct Line: 785-296-2137

Accounts receivable
Accounts payable

Rich Christie
Licensing Director

Direct Line: 785-296-4111

Licensing Program Management
Continuing Education for Body Art
Body Art practitioner initial licensing and renewal
Body Art trainer and apprentice licensing

Out of State Licensure:
Cosmetology Professions
Body Art Professions

Cosmetology, nail technology, and esthetics school licensing and renewal

Jesse Adams
Assistant Director

Direct Line: 785-289-7303

Information Technology/Database Administration
Accounting Management
Agency Budget Management
Personnel Services
Open Records Requests
Employment-State of Kansas

Alexis Henderson
Compliance Director

Direct Line: 785-249-7061

Inspection Program Management
Disciplinary Actions
Board Hearings

We do not take complaints over the phone or without the completed complaint form. We will only investigate complaints that are for violations within our jurisdiction.

To file a complaint please complete the complaint form.
You may email the form
or you may fax or mail the form per the information below:
Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 SW Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Fax: (785) 296-3002

Benjamin Foster
Executive Director

Direct Line: 785-296-8169


State Inspectors

Kathy Samuels
Region 1

Direct Line: 785-224-7534

Kyla Douglas
Region 2
Direct Line: 785-224-7530

Sam Lada - Lead Inspector
Region 3

Direct Line: 785-224-7531

Gina Beavers
Region 4
Direct Line: 785-224-7532

Brian Tice
Region 5

Direct Line: 785-230-5048

Inspector Regions Map

If you are unable to read any of the information contained on this website, please contact the Kansas Board of Cosmetology. We will be happy to assist you.

714 SW Jackson, Jayhawk Walk Building, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas
Phone: (785) 296-3155 * Fax (785) 296-3002 * Email