Kansas Board of Cosmetology

The mission of the Kansas Board of Cosmetology is to protect the health and safety of the consuming public by licensing qualified individuals and enforcing standards of practice.

Cosmetology Compact Legislation Information

COVID-19 Resources

The Board of Cosmetology licenses individuals and
facilities for the following professions:

Cosmetology Professions

Cosmetologist Technician
Facilities for the Cosmetology Professions
Instructors for the Cosmetology Professions
Schools for the Cosmetology Professions

Tanning Facilities

Tattoo, Piercing & Cosmetic Professions

Tattoo Artists
Body Piercers
Permanent Cosmetic Technicians
Facilities for the Three Above Listed Professions

Infection Control Regulations for Cosmetology Profession Practitioners and Facilities

Infection Control Guidelines and Self-Test for Threading

Infection Control Guidelines and Self-Test for Hair Braiding

Law Book Resources

KBOC IOS Lawbook App


Android Mobile Lawbook App

IOS Mobile Lawbook App


Cosmetology Law Book Printable Version

Body Art Law Book Printable Version

Tanning Facilities Law Book Printable Version


2023 Legislative Session

How a bill becomes Law

HB 2125 - Providing for charitable event permits and demonstration permits for body art services, authorizing cease and desist orders against unlicensed providers of body art services and requiring related administrative actions to be in accordance with the Kansas administrative procedure act and reviewable under the Kansas judicial review act.

If you choose to contact a legislator, please make sure that you are contacting the appropriate legislator that represents your district.  You can find your legislators here:  https://openstates.org/    
Please also remember to keep your correspondence with your legislator professional and respectful as you represent your profession. 

2021/2022 Legislative Session

Regulation Updates

Cosmetology Profession Regulation Updates

Cosmetology Curricula Update Information
Click here to view the Cosmetology Curricula Update page
Click here to provide feedback for curricula updates
Click here to view live results from the survey

Curricula and credits regulation update:
Notice of Hearing K.A.R. 69-3-8
Final K.A.R. 69-3-8 Effective 01/08/2021

KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulation Updates: Notice of Hearing KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulations
Final KDHE Cosmetology Infection Control Regulations for Effective 4/10/2020

Triple Stamped Cosmetology Regulations (pending hearing):
K.A.R. 69-1-8
K.A.R. 69-3-7
K.A.R. 69-12-18

Body Art Profession Regulation Updates

Triple Stamped Body Art Regulations (pending hearing)
K.A.R. 69-15-6
K.A.R. 69-15-7
K.A.R. 69-15-9

DRAFT KBOC Body Art Regulations
DRAFT KDHE Infection Control Body Art Regulations
Body Art Regulations Summary Presentation 5/9/2022

Body Art Profession Regulation Feedback Surveys
Click here to provide feedback for proposed Body Art Regs
Click here to view live results from the survey

Click here to provide feedback specifically for the proposed curriculum hour updates for Body Art
Click here to view live results from the survey

Kansas Administrative Regulations Policy and Procedure Manual Updated May 2022

KBOC Customer Service Survey

Address Update

Employment-State of Kansas

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714 SW Jackson, Jayhawk Walk Building, Suite 100, Topeka, Kansas
Phone: (785) 296-3155 * Fax (785) 296-3002 * Email
Laura Gloeckner, Executive Director