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New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Jay A. Malanga
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45003
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Reopening of Facilities Licensed by Board of Cosmetology

On June 13, 2020, the Governor signed Executive Order 154, permitting the resumption of certain personal care services. In conjunction with that order, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs has issued an Administrative Order 2020-09, which permits facilities licensed by the Board of Cosmetology to reopen and provide services at Board-licensed facilities, as of 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020. The Administrative Order requires licensees to follow protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please read and familiarize yourself with the requirements of this order.

The New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling board licenses and regulates barbers, beauticians, cosmetology-hairstylists, manicurists, skin care specialists, teachers, shops and schools and registers students who attend these schools.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of cosmetology-hairstyling; and
  • ensure that cosmetology-hairstyling is performed in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that cosmetologists and hairstylists meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting cosmetologists and hairstylists who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all cosmetologists and hairstylists to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.

Last Modified: 6/13/2020 11:35 AM