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External links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.


Customer Service Survey 

As part of the State of Ohio’s commitment to providing exemplary customer service, the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board is interested in your feedback.
Please take a moment to complete our online: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY.

Public Record Requests

Requests to inspect or receive copies of the Board’s records may be made in-person or by phone, email, or fax. All such requests should be directed to:

Jared Yee, Agency Counsel
Phone: (614) 644-6511
Email: recordsrequest@cos.ohio.gov
Fax: (614) 644-6880

An optional form that may be used for making a request is available below, along with copies of the Board’s public records and records retention policies.

License Verification

Individuals and businesses licensed to provide cosmetology and barbing services in the State of Ohio are a matter of public record. The State of Ohio and the State Cosmetology and Barber Board have provided the following link to verify cosmetology and barbing licenses.

Click here on eLicense Portal to verify Licensure

Request License Mailing List

Individuals who want a public list of licensees for a mailing should send an email to the following contact information:

Jared Yee, Agency Counsel
Email: recordsrequest@cos.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 644-6511

Disability Inclusion Access

Disability Inclusion Access Poster PDF

Would you like help with access to our services?

The State of Ohio is a disability inclusion state and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. Our agency is proud to support the disability inclusion initiatives outlined for state agencies, boards, and commissions, in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s Executive Order 2019-03D.

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA)

The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. See our commitment to appropriate access and disability inclusion.

Employment: We do not discriminate based on disability in our hiring or employment practices and we comply with the ADA title I employment regulations.

Effective Communication: Upon request, you will be provided auxiliary aids and services leading to effective communication for people with disabilities, including qualified sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, documents in Braille, and other ways of making communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Reasonable modifications to policies and procedures will be made to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy programs, services, and activities. For example, people with service animals are welcome in our offices, even where pets and other animals are prohibited.

For questions or to request an accommodation: for access to a service, program, or activity, such as an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible, preferably 17 days before the activity or event.

No surcharge will be placed for providing auxiliary aids/ services or reasonable modification of policy on a person or group of people with disabilities. The ADA does not require us to take an action that would fundamentally alter the nature of our services, programs, or activities, impose an undue financial or administrative burden, or which poses a direct threat to the health or safety of the person or others. In addition, we are not required by the ADA to provide people with disabilities personal or individually prescribed devices such as wheelchairs, prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids, or provide services of a personal nature. 

For an Internal Review
Contact the agency ADA Coordinator if you are:

An employee or person seeking employment who believes a service, program, or activity of this agency is not accessible to people with disabilities, including keeping employment opportunities accessible to any person seeking employment; or

A patron/client, guest, or visitor who believes a service, program, or activity is not equally accessible to people with disabilities.

You may submit a grievance (complaint) in writing and containing information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of the grievant and location, date, and description of the problem. Alternative means of filing grievances, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the grievance, will be made available for persons with disabilities upon request. The grievance should be submitted by the grievant and/or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 30 calendar days after the alleged violation.

This Grievance Procedure is established to meet the requirements of the ADA. It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a grievance alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by this agency.

To request an accommodation or file a grievance, contact:
ADA Coordinator: Janine Burnside
Agency: OBM, Central Service Agency
Email Address: janine.burnside@obm.ohio.gov
Phone/Text or TTY Number: (614) 728-8233

For an External Review

Contact the U.S. Department of Justice
File with the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section at ada.gov/complaint,

Cosmetology/Esthetics Device List - Scope of Practice

Device List PDF

Cosmetologist and Estheticians are only permitted to provide services that are within the scope of practice of their license.  A Cosmetologist or Esthetician shall not  provide any service that claims to have a medical or healing benefit. The scope of practice is limited to beautification, relaxation, and non-invasive services only.   

The scope of practice permits the use of chemical, mechanical or electrical services to exfoliate the stratum corneum cells only. 

Services that ablate, damage, or alter any living cells,  including but not limited to, cryosculpting/coolsculpting, removal of skin tags, moles, or angiomas, microneedling, and plasma/fibroblast skin tightening are NOT within the scope of practice of a cosmetologist or esthetician. 

The Device List is intended to give guidance on devices that are within or outside of the scope of practice of the Board.  This is not an all-inclusive list, as there is a constant stream of new devices being presented to the industry.  If you have a question regarding the compliance of a device that you do not see on this list, please send an email to devices@cos.ohio.gov