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.