Kansas Board of Cosmetology

The mission of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology is to protect the health and safety of the consuming public by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing standards of practice.

COVID-19 Resources

The Board of Cosmetology licenses individuals and
facilities for the following professions:

Cosmetology Professions

Cosmetologist Technician
Facilities for the Cosmetology Professions
Instructors for the Cosmetology Professions
Schools for the Cosmetology Professions

Tanning Facilities

Tattoo, Piercing & Cosmetic Professions

Tattoo Artists
Body Piercers
Permanent Cosmetic Technicians
Facilities for the Three Above Listed Professions

Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Facilities

Law Book Resources

KBOC IOS Lawbook App


Android Mobile Lawbook App

IOS Mobile Lawbook App


Cosmetology Law Book Printable Version

Body Art Law Book Printable Version

Tanning Facilities Law Book Printable Version


2021/2022 Legislative Session

HB 2370 - Prohibiting a criminal conviction from acting as a sole disqualification for occupational licensure and creating guidelines to follow when considering criminal convictions of an applicant for occupational licensure.

HB 2161- Renaming the Kansas state board of cosmetology, creating new categories of licenses issued thereby and extending the board's enforcement authority to non-licensees.

HB 2066 - Substitute for HB 2066 by Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development - Expanding the military spouse and service member’s expedited licensure law to all applicants who have established or intend to establish residency in Kansas.

HB 2407 - Requiring postsecondary educational institutions to adopt a policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

HB 2424 - Amending the definition of "race" in the Kansas act against discrimination to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles.

SB 137 - Expanding the military spouse and service member’s expedited licensure law to all applicants who have established or intend to establish residency in Kansas, providing for licenses in an emergency declared by the legislature, allowing telemedicine by out-of-state healthcare providers and permitting the use of electronic credentials.

SB 134 - Requiring state agencies to draft and implement minimum staffing plans.

SB 64 - Amending the private and out-of-state postsecondary educational institution act to clarify the state board of regents' authority and provide additional student protections and institutional accountability.

SB 34 - Sunsetting administrative rules and regulations five years after adoption unless extended by the legislature.

SB 14 - Extending certain provisions of the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas and providing certain relief related to health, welfare, property and economic security during this public health emergency.

SB 10 - Enacting the right to earn a living act to minimize unnecessary occupational licensing and regulation.

If you choose to contact a legislator, please make sure that you are contacting the appropriate legislator that represents your district.  You can find your legislators here:  https://openstates.org/    
Please also remember to keep your correspondence with your legislator professional and respectful as you represent your profession. 

How a bill becomes Law

2019/2020 Legislative Session

Regulation Updates

Notice of Hearing K.A.R. 69-1-4, 69-62, 69-6-3, and 69-15-31

Curricula and credits regulation udpate:
Notice of Hearing K.A.R. 69-3-8
Final K.A.R. 69-3-8 Effective 01/08/2021

KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulation Updates: Notice of Hearing KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulations
Final KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulations for Effective 4/10/2020

Hair Braiding Outside of Cosmetology Establishment, Infection Control Guidelines for Providers self-test

KBOC Customer Service Survey

Address Update

Employment-State of Kansas

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