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We are excited that we can now offer important news and information to our licensees and general public through this website.

We invite everyone to review our website and contact us with comments or suggestions.

Office Hours and Locations

The offices of KBHC are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kentucky Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
111 St. James Court
Suite A
Frankfort, Kentucky

502-564-4262 (Office)
502-564-0481 (Fax)

To obtain directions to the board office, please see the "About the Board" section of this site. 

Recent Headlines

Changes to Examination Scheduling Procedures:

Please be advised that during the May 5, 2014 board meeting the board approved a change to the agency’s exam scheduling process. It was approved for a set schedule to be used for scheduling of all examinations.

These changes will be effective as of the September 2014 examination period. The board will seat for its practical exam a maximum of 44 applicants per Apprentice and Cosmetology examination, with a total of 88 total applicants tested per day. Nail Technology will seat 16 applicants per exam, 32 per month. Esthetics will seat 12 applicants per exam. Educator/instructor will seat 6 applicants per exam. The classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Once the classes are full for that month the applicants who were not scheduled will be processed for the following months examinations.

Schools should encourage students to file applications as soon as possible and avoid waiting until the deadline date to submit applications as applications will be processed in the order received.

If You Have Not Received Your License After You Have Submitted the Renewal

No renewed licenses can be reprinted until 30 days after they were accepted.  If you have not received your license AFTER 30 days you must submit a written statement requesting a reprint of the license to the board office NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1.  The statement must be signed and dated and state that you did not receive your license from renewals.  Any requests for reprint postmarked after October 1 will be denied and you will be required to submit a duplicate license application with the required fee. 


THE NEXT BOARD MEETING DATE IS Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:00 am See "About the Board" for a full schedule of board meeting and exam dates.



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Dena Moore
In loving memory of
Dena Moore
December 27, 1962
June 5, 2008
27 years of service
We'll miss you, Dena

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