State Board of Cosmetology
 
Karie M. Schoeneman, Chair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ACT, A PERSON TRAINING TO BE A COSMETOLOGIST MUST COMPLETE 1,250 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION WITHIN FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE YEARS.   AS OF MARCH 31, 2014, THE STATE BOARD OF COSMETOLOGY WILL NO LONGER GRANT WAIVERS OF THIS REQUIREMENT. 
   
 
  

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013, THE BOARD WILL NO LONGER MAINTAIN A POLICY ON STUDENT ABSENTEEISM. 
THE POLICY EXPRESSED IN A STATEMENT FROM FORMER COMMISSIONER DOROTHY CHILDRESS ON MARCH 2, 1999, IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.     
Mission Statement:
The State Board of Cosmetology regulates the practice and licensure of estheticians; nail technicians; cosmetologists and teachers of cosmetology; and cosmetology salons and schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Board promulgates and enforces regulations for the examination and licensure of applicants to practice or teach cosmetology and to manage schools of cosmetology.  The Board also issues apprentice permits in appropriate circumstances as well as licenses to perform nail technology only, natural hair braiding only or practice esthetics only.  The Board prescribes disinfection standards to be followed to prevent the creation or spread of infectious diseases.

Citation:  Beauty Culture Law, 63 P.S. § 507 et seq. 

Regulations of the State Board of Cosmetology, 49 PA. CODE §§ 7.1 -7.142.



Modified Date: 03/03/2014 02:38 PM