Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

The Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering regulates cosmetology, barbering, and electrology in Massachusetts. The cosmetology profession includes hairdressers, manicurists and aestheticians, who provide a variety of services including haircutting, hairstyling, manicuring, and aesthetics. Barbers provide services including haircutting, hairstyling, and facial shaving. Electrologists provide hair removal through the application of an electrical current to the hair follicle. The Board issues licenses to qualified individuals, businesses, and schools to ensure public health and safety by maintaining high standards for these industries.

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Address

Division of Occupational Licensure
1000 Washington Street, 7th Floor, Boston , MA 02118

Online

To receive instructions on conducting common board transactions, email the address below. This is an unmonitored email address. Please do not send any documentation to this email address: cosmetologyandbarberingboard.info@mass.gov

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Recent news & announcements

  • News

    Written Practical Exam Update 

    9/25/2023 Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

    Notice to Exam Candidates: Written Practical Exam Update

  • News

    Update on School Transfer Hours  

    4/04/2022 Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering

    Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering (“Board”) voted to rescind its Policy on the Expiration of Incomplete Education, eliminating any Board rules regarding when incomplete education hours expire.

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