• NOTICE: Public Outreach Meeting on Regulations Governing Cosmetologists, Barbers and Electrologists
    The Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering will hold a public outreach meeting on August 27, 2015 to solicit ideas and suggestions for potential revisions to 240 CMR 2.00-7.00, 232 CMR 2.01-2.02, and 238 CMR 2.00-4.00, the regulations governing the registration and conduct of Cosmetologists, Barbers and Electrologists.  This initial meeting is being held in light of Executive Order 562, issued by Governor Baker on March 31, 2015. For more information on this meeting, please select from the links below:

  • NOTICE: Board Consolidation Effective May 4, 2015

    Effective May 4, 2015, the Board was merged with the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and the Board of Registration of Barbers into a new, consolidated Board called the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering.  This new Board was created by Chapter 236 of the Acts of 2014 to streamline operations for the benefit of licensees and the public.  New Board members will be appointed and new administrative procedures will be adopted as part of this consolidation.  All current orders, rules, policies, and regulations of the Board will remain in force until they are revised, superseded, revised, rescinded, or cancelled.

    To learn more about the new Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering, please visit www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd.