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Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Announcement

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 Cosmetology.Board@tn.gov . 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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