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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

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: 3/31/2020 12:20 PM