The Barbering and Cosmetology Boards were consolidated as a result of HB2029 which was signed into law on August 6, 2021. With a focus on reducing regulations and lowering barriers to getting a job within this industry, the Board studies the current licenses and fee structures and determines what, if any, changes need to be implemented, as well as what additional reductions in instruction hours are possible. The Board also determines minimum qualifications for job entry in order to protect the public from the incompetent practice of barbering and cosmetology and provides swift and effective discipline for practitioners who violate the rules and statutes. Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-502.
The day-to-day operations of the Board are overseen by the Executive Director, Frank Migali, who was appointed by the Board, agency staff members and an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Board. Office operations include administration, licensing and examinations and enforcement.
The Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board's mission is to protect the public's health and safety by licensing qualified schools, establishments, and individuals, and ensuring compliance with state statutes and regulations.
The Arizona Barbering & Cosmetology Board administers the following licenses:
- Barber Schools
- Cosmetology Schools
- Barber License
- Aesthetician License
- Nail Technology License
- Hairstyling License
- Cosmetology License
- Barber Shop