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.
- Advisory Committee
Ofelia Duran, Program Director
Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Professional Member-Esthetician | Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Peggy Sue Schmoldt
Private School Representative-Cosmetologist | Term Expired: June 30, 2026
Professional Member-Barber | Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Public School Representative-Cosmetologist | Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Professional Member-Barber | Term Expires: June 20, 2026
If you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact Ofelia Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public Notices
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 23, 2022
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 permanently adopting Rule 1.12, to implement Executive Order D 2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).
Implementation of Executive Order D 2022 034
The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).
- (EO D-2022-034) Joint Stakeholder Meeting: July 29, 2022 Notice and EO D-2022-034
- Notice, Draft Rule, and HB20-1326
- Stakeholder Comments
- Emergency Rules effective August 15, 2022
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - July 15, 2022
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 the proposed revisions to Rule 1.4, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 22-116 (Concerning the ability of an individual to obtain an occupational credential through the occupational credential portability program).
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 18, 2021
The Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers adopting the revisions to Rule 1.4, to correct the language in rule that conflict with portions of the statute in Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program). These revisions are required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS).
- Legislative Updates
- 2022 New Legislation
- HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions
- HB22-1165 Rule Review Bill
- HB22-1270 Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check
- HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration
- HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations
- SB22-013: Boards and Commissions
- SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts
- SB22-116 Increase Occupational Credential Portability
- SB22-143 Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12
- SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization
- SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria
- 2021 New Legislation
- 2020 New Legislation
- 2022 New Legislation
- Meeting Minutes
There are currently no Meeting Minutes