• 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?

    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.