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Rules and Laws

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Here you will find information pertaining to rules and laws that relate to cosmetology and barbering.  Each profession must comply with the state laws and statutes in order to maintain a license.

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.