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Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Rulemaking hearing was held Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.

The rule making process requires that the Board draft rules, which must then be approved through a formal rule making hearing. Public comment is accepted prior to the hearing in writing and during the hearing from those present. After the rule making hearing, the rules must be approved by the Attorney General’s Office and subsequently, be on file with the Secretary of State’s office for 90 days before they are effective. View the proposed rules for the January 5, 2015 rulemaking hearing:

Rules of the Barber Profession

Rules of the Cosmetology Profession

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners announces new online application for exam candidates!

Read the announcement here. Starting January 1, 2014 the online application will be mandatory. Please contact PSI or the Board if you have questions or concerns.

     

Updates to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act!

The Board of Cosmetology and the Board of Barber Examiners have merged to better serve licensees. Read all about the 2014 legislative updates here.

The Tennessee General Assembly has recently made changes to the Tennessee Cosmetology Act. These new laws are found in Public Chapter No. 447 and Public Chapter No. 477. The changes amend the Tennessee Cosmetology Act in sections 62-4-120 and 62-4-125.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILE THESE NEW LAWS GO INTO EFFECT UPON BECOMING LAW ON JULY 1, THE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY MUST FIRST MAKE RULES TO CARRY OUT THE NEW LAWS.