State Board of Cosmetology
Consumer Information

Board Members
Licensure Inquiries
Disciplinary Actions

Meeting Dates


Board Member Information:

The State Board of Cosmetology shall consist of thirteen members: the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs; the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of Attorney General, or his designee; three public members approved by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, which members shall represent the public at large; and eight professional members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, which members have had at least five years practical and/or managerial experience in the majority of the practices of cosmetology and shall be actively engaged in the profession.  No more than one professional member shall be currently employed as a vocational education teacher of cosmetology in the public schools.  No more than two professional members of the board shall be currently affiliated with a private cosmetology school within three years prior to nomination may be nominated.

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Licensure Inquiries for Consumers:

Be aware that certain professionals must be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth. 

Make sure the professionals who serve you are licensed and in good standing.  Click here to verify a license: License Verification

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Board Meeting Dates:    
January 5
March 2
May 4
July 6
September 21
November 2
 All meetings are held in Harrisburg, PA unless otherwised indicated
Please contact the Board office at (717) 783-7130 for specific location information.  A monthly board meeting schedule is also available.
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State Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-7130
Fax - (717) 705-5540

Modified Date: 11/18/2014 11:19 AM