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Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners announces new online application for exam candidates!  

 

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Starting January 1, 2014 the online application will be mandatory. Please contact PSI or the Board if you have questions or concerns.

     

 

Updates to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act!


The Board of Cosmetology and the Board of Barber Examiners have merged to better serve licensees. Click here to read all about the 2014 legislative updates.


The Tennessee General Assembly has recently made changes to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act. These new laws are found in Public Chapter No. 447 and Public Chapter No. 477. The changes amend the Tennessee Cosmetology Act in sections 62-4-120 and 62-4-125.


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILE THESE NEW LAWS GO INTO EFFECT UPON BECOMING LAW ON JULY 1st, THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY MUST FIRST MAKE RULES TO CARRY OUT THE NEW LAWS.


The rule making process requires that the Board draft rules, which must then be approved through a formal rule making hearing. After the rule making hearing, the rules must be approved by the Attorney General’s Office and subsequently, be on file with the Secretary of State’s office for 90 days before they are effective. Until this rule making process is completed, the newly enacted laws cannot be fully administered.



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Notification Options Are Now Available!


You can now get notifications from your licensing board or commission related to the following:

  • New or Amended Statutes - New or Updated Rules
  • Changes to Fees - Rulemaking Hearings related to Fees
  • Significant Changes Impacting Your License - Changes to Policies

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ROXANA GUMUCIO

 

 

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

 

State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

500 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN 37243

 

Telephone:

Phone: 615-741-2515

Toll Free: 800-480-9285

Fax: 615-741-1310

 

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Cashier's Office:

500 James Robertson Pkwy

11th floor

 

 

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Mission

 

To regulate the practice of cosmetology and barbering, including the licensure and registration of cosmetologists, instructors, aestheticians, manicurists, shampoo technicians, natural hair stylists, cosmetology shops, master barbers, barber instructors, barber shops, and barber and cosmetology schools.

 

The mission of the Division of Regulatory Boards is to protect public welfare by ensuring that only qualified persons are certified, permitted, or licensed and that once licensed these persons uphold the highest appropriate professional standards of practice, independence, and competency.

 

If you would like to learn more about what we do or have any specific questions, please click here.