Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
Barber and Cosmetology Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Office of Barber and Cosmetology including licensure, renewal, and much more
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Barber and Cosmetology Frequently Asked Questions


Welcome to the Barber & Cosmetology Homepage

The Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure regulates individuals who practice in the State of Colorado as barbers, cosmetologists, hairstylists, estheticians, and nail technicians. Licensure for these occupations is mandatory in Colorado. The Office also regulates the shops and salons where the services are performed.

The purpose of the Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure is to protect the consumer. The Office's activities include inspections, investigation of complaints, determination of discipline, and enforcement of discipline for those who violate the Barber and Cosmetologist Act and the Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensure Rules.

Program Information

Advisory Committee

Ofelia Duran, Program Director

Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-0144  |  Email:


Committee Qualifications and Application

Advisory Committee:

  • April Allin
    Professional Member-Esthetician | Term Expires: June 30, 2026

  • Jamie Le-Lazar
    Public Member  | Term Expires: June 30, 2026

  • Peggy Sue Schmoldt
    Private School Representative-Cosmetologist | Term Expired: June 30, 2026

  • Benjamin Timm
    Professional Member-Barber  | Term Expires: June 30, 2026

  • LaVonya Todd-Washington
    Public School Representative-Cosmetologist | Term Expires: June 30, 2026

  • Dane Vickers
    Professional Member-Barber | Term Expires: June 20, 2026

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact Ofelia Duran at

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - May 5, 2023

The Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide testimony before the Director considers adopting proposed revisions to Rules 1.1 – Abbreviations (typographical error), Rules 1.2 – Licensure by Examination (regarding the accepted apprenticeship programs to meet the training requirements), 1.4 – Licensure by Endorsement (specifically military spouses), and 1.9 – Additional Practices and Training Requirements (regarding semi-permanent or permanent make up).

Hearing Information

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Office of Barber & Cosmetology Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes - October 17, 2022