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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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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

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

  • 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

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).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 1, 2020

The Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure held a Virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting revisions to Rule 1.4 to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program).

 

Stakeholder Meeting - August 27, 2020

The Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure held a VIRTUAL Stakeholder Meeting for the Director to receive stakeholder feedback on the implementation of Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and construct the subsequent rule changes.   

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

There are currently no Meeting Minutes

 

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