Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure



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 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

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