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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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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: dora_barber-cosmetology@state.co.us

 

Committee Qualifications and Application

Advisory Committee:

  • Tammy A. Dorenkamp
    Public School Representative| Term Expires: June 30, 2021

  • Benjamin Timm
    Professional Member  | Term Expires: June 30, 2021

  • Peggy Sue Schmoldt
    Private School Representative | Term Expired: June 30, 2019

  • Vacant
    Professional Member | Term Expires:

  • Vacant
    Professional Member | Term Expires:

  • Tahl Humes
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 20, 2021

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Committee, please contact Ofelia Duran at ofelia.duran@state.co.us.

Public Notices

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 29, 2022

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).

 

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
Meeting Minutes

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