Cosmetology and Barber Examiners


Eyelash Specialists/Services

New Eyelash specialist and Eyelash service shop licenses go into effect July 1, 2023. Education for the 300 hour eyelash program may be offered at a cosmetology or an aesthetics school. Currently licensed cosmetologist, aestheticians and master barber can continue to offer eyelash services under their license types. This new path allows for a specific license and offers a wonderful opportunity to many individuals who are only interested an providing eyelash services.

Domestic Violence Training

Attention all licensees: the 2021 legislative session added a requirement for everyone in the industry to complete the approved training on domestic violence. This goes into effect January 1, 2022. New applicants will be completing the training at their schools. Everyone renewing their license will need to take the link provided below, register with Barbicide, and take the free 20 minute training. You will then receive a certificate to keep for your records. That certificate may be included with your next renewal. Please save it for at least two years because the board has the authority to audit and ask for it. You will not need it after the two year period. 

Online Domestic Violence Training | In-Person Domestic Violence Trainings

Learn about the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program

Per a court order issued by the Davidson County Chancery court on August 5, 2020, the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners (Board) is enjoined from enforcing Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-3-110(b)(2) which requires that all master barber registration applicants obtain a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence. Please note that the director and staff will no longer require that barber schools contain proof of a high school diploma, GED, or HiSET equivalence in a student’s file.  For any question please contact the Board office at . Should this status change the notice on this website will be updated.

Cosmetology and Barber Examiners regulates the practice of cosmetology and barbering, including the licensure and registration of cosmetologists, instructors, aestheticians, manicurists, natural hair stylists, cosmetology shops, master barbers, barber instructors, barber shops, and barber and cosmetology schools.

The mission of the Division of Regulatory Boards is to protect public welfare by ensuring that only qualified persons are certified, permitted, or licensed and that once licensed these persons uphold the highest appropriate professional standards of practice, independence, and competency.

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Attorney General’s opinion regarding micro-needling and micro-blading regulation [pdf]

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