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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.

Cosmetology Compact Legislation Information

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

Cosmetology Professions

  • Cosmetologist Technician
  • Electrologist
  • Esthetician
  • Manicurist
  • Establishments for Cosmetology Professions
  • Instructors for the Cosmetology Professions
  • Schools for the Cosmetology Professions

For more information visit the Cosmetology Page


  • Body Piercers
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Tanning Establishments
  • Schools for the Cosmetology Professions
  • Establishments for Cosmetology Professions

For more information visit the Forms and Applications Page

Body Art Professions

  • Body Piercers
  • Tattoo Artists
  • Cosmetic Tattoo Artists

For more information visit the Body Art Page

Statutes and Regulations (Lawbooks)

Here you will find downloadable versions of the Statutes and Regulations pertaining to each profession, as well as a link to our website version and the lawbook app. Click the button where you want

KBOC Lawbook App

KBOC IOS Lawbook App Android Download

Cosmetology Statutes and Regulations

(Printable/Downloadable Version)

Body Art Statutes and Regulations

(Printable/Downloadable Version)

Tanning Establishments Statutes and Regulations

(Printable/Downloadable Version)

Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Establishments

Infection Control Guidelines and Self-Test for Threading

Infection Control Guidelines and Self-Test for Hair Braiding

Law Book Resources

2023-24 Legislative Session

How a bill becomes Law

HB 2125 - Providing for charitable event permits and demonstration permits for body art services, authorizing cease and desist orders against unlicensed providers of body art services and requiring related administrative actions to be in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act and reviewable under the Kansas judicial review act.

HB 2239 - Allowing for exemptions from continuing education requirements for work experience.

HB 2408 - Exempting certain services provided in an adult care homes from the provisions of the acts regulating cosmetologists and barbers

HB 2388 - Requiring that licensing bodies provide paper-based and verified electronic credentials to credential holders, including military servicemembers and others receiving Kansas credentials based on their credentials from other jurisdictions, that the secretary of administration develop and implement an electronic license verification system, that centralized electronic credential data management systems be established with instant verification systems operated by licensing bodies and excepting the certification of law enforcement officers from all provisions of the amended section.

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:
Please also remember to keep your correspondence with your legislator professional and respectful as you represent your profession.

2021/2022 Legislative Session

Regulation Updates

Cosmetology Profession Regulation Updates

Triple Stamped Cosmetology Regulations (pending hearing):
K.A.R. 69-1-8
K.A.R. 69-3-7
K.A.R. 69-12-18

Body Art Profession Regulation Updates

Triple Stamped Body Art Regulations (pending hearing)
K.A.R. 69-15-6
K.A.R. 69-15-7
K.A.R. 69-15-9

Economic Impact Statement
DRAFT KBOC Body Art Regulations
DRAFT KDHE Infection Control Body Art Regulations
Body Art Regulations Summary Presentation 5/9/2022

Body Art Profession Regulation Feedback Surveys
Click here to provide feedback for proposed Body Art Regs
Click here to view live results from the survey

Click here to provide feedback specifically for the proposed curriculum hour updates for Body Art
Click here to view live results from the survey

Kansas Administrative Regulations Policy and Procedure Manual Updated May 2022

KBOC Customer Service Survey

For more information on how to Update your establishment/practitioner address Click Here To View The Address Update Page

Employment-State of Kansas

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