The Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is pleased to announce that licensees may now practice outside of a salon or shop or in a mobile salon or shop. You must register with the Board using the appropriate form under “Applications and Forms” and be approved before offering mobile services. Please see the Board’s Mobile Cosmetology and Barbering Services Policy under “Board Policies and Guidelines” for more information, or contact the Board at (617) 727-9940 or cosmetologyandbarberingboard@state.ma.us.

  • 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  All current orders, rules, policies, and regulations of the Board will remain in force until they are revised, superseded, revised, rescinded, or cancelled.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.