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Cosmetology and Barber Board Announcements

Coming Soon! New eLicense System - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Between April 13, - April 22, 2018, the board will be unable to process applications received due to a system outage for the change-over.  Therefore, applications received at the board office during this timeframe will be returned to the sender.  Beginning April 23rd all application types will be required to be submitted through the new E-License online system.

Following the April 23rd go-live date of the eLicense system, the Board will be sending salons, cosmetologists, hair designers, manicurist, estheticians, natural hair stylists, barber shops, barbers, tanning facilities, and schools comprehensive registration and renewal instructions, which will include a required security code.  Additionally, persons with a valid email address with the Board will receive an electronic notification on how to navigate to the new system to register.

Board Meeting
The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
next Board meeting will be held on
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
at the offices of the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board.

About the Board

Am. Sub. H.B. 49 was signed into law by Governor John R. Kasich on July 1, 2017, which created the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board (COS), effective January 21, 2018. This newly formed agency will continue the work of the former Boards through the effective licensing and regulation of Cosmetology, branches of cosmetology, Barbering, and Tanning Services.  Over the next few months, the new Board will be working hard to improve workflow, application processing, examination services, and updating rules.  Licensees are encouraged to regularly visit the Board’s website to obtain a variety of information on the Board’s activities, including meeting minutes, meeting announcements, rule filings, and frequently asked questions.  Questions relating to the new Board can be sent by email to or by telephoning the Board at (614) 466-3834.