• Online License Renewal is Now Available!
    All Cosmetology and Barbering licensees are now eligible for online license renewal. To renew online, please visit the Board's "Renew Your License Online" page.

  •                                                                                       Notice

    The Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering was recently informed that individuals may be impersonating Board inspectors. Board inspectors will present proper state-issued identification when conducting inspections. Report suspected impostors by calling (617) 727-4499 and your local police department.

  • NOTICE: New CORI Policy Applicable to All License Applicants

    Please note that as of October 24, 2016 the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering will perform Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background checks on ALL applicants for ALL licenses issued by the Board, except those applicants approved by schools to take the licensing examinations and who do not answer affirmatively to question 11 on their application. 

    For more information on this new policy, please view the Board’s official Notice pdf format of NOTICE: New CORI Policy Effective 10/24/2016
. To download a copy of the CORI form, please visit the Applications and Forms section of the Board’s website.

  • About the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

  • Members of the Board

  • Statutes and Regulations

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

  • Calendar for Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

    Click the link above to access a listing of scheduled Board meetings and copies of meeting minutes from prior Board meetings.

  • Fees and License Renewal Schedules for Cosmetology and Barbering

  • Important Exams Information

    Exam Information
  • Interested in Serving as a Member of a Board of Registration?

    Governor Baker signed legislation regarding mobile services on July 8, 2016.  Licensees should not engage in mobile services (i.e. services not in a licensed shop) until authorized by the Board and until the Board finalizes rules and regulations for mobile services.  Until then, only manicuring is authorized as a mobile service, per the Board’s Mobile Manicuring Services Policy No. 2015-02.  The Board will begin to consider rules and regulations for mobile services at its meeting on August 9, 2016.
    For more information, please contact the Board at (617) 727-9940.