June 12, 2017- Printable 2017 Renewal Application
The application below can be printed and submitted for the renewal of your license starting July 1, 2017.  
You must submit the application attached to your license, print and submit this application, or renew online at by July 31,  2017.  All applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by July 31, 2017 to meet the renewal deadline.  Please refer to the license renewal fees listed below to find the renewal fee that must be submitted with your application.
201 KAR 12:260. License fees, examination fees, renewal fees, restoration fees and miscellaneous fees.
Section 2. The annual renewal license fees shall be as follows:
(1) Apprentice cosmetologist - $20.00
(2) Cosmetologist - $20.00
(3) Nail technician - $20.00
(4) Apprentice instructor - $25.00
(5) Cosmetology instructor -$35.00
(6) Beauty salon - $25.00
(7) Nail salon - $25.00
(8) Cosmetology school – $150
(9) Threading facility permit – $25.00
(10) Threader permit -$20.00
201 KAR 12:220. Esthetic fee requirements.
Section 2. The annual renewal license fee for each type of license renewal shall be as follows:
(1) Esthetician - $50.00
(2) Dual esthetician/cosmetologist - $70.00
(3) Esthetic instructor - $75.00
(4) Dual esthetic/cosmetology instructor - $110;
(5) Esthetic salon - $75.00
(6) Esthetic independent contractor - $75.00
 May 23, 2017 (Updated June 5, 2017)- Kentucky State Cosmetology and Barber Board Reorganization Information
As of June 1, 2017 the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists WILL NOT be combining with the Kentucky State Board of Barbering. Other details of the Reorganization will move forward as originally planned.
Any questions regarding this matter may be directed to Elizabeth Goss Kuhn at .
May 3, 2017- (Updated May 22, 2017) House Bill 217 Changes Hourly Requirement for Kentucky Cosmetology Licensure:
May 3, 2017- Esthetician and Nail Technician Hours Can Now Be Applied Toward Cosmetology Education (Please See Notice Below for Details):
May 1, 2017- Changes to Nail Technician Practical Examination Supply List:
Effective June 1, 2017- All Sculptured Nail Products (powder, primer, "odorless" liquid) brought into the examination must be in ORIGINAL, UNOPENED container with manufacturer's label indicating the product is "odorless" 

Cancellation Policy

Any applicant that fails to report for examination on the notified date will be required to submit a new application and fee before being rescheduled. The Board shall waive this requirement for any applicant only if sufficient proof is provided of the following circumstances:


  • Illness or Medical Condition of the applicant that prohibits them from reporting for examination.
  • Death, Illness or Medical Condition of the applicant's immediate family member that prohibits the applicant from reporting for the scheduled examination.