The Barbering and Cosmetology Boards were consolidated as a result of HB2029 that 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 that 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 & Cosmetology Board administers the following licenses:


  • Barber Schools
  • Cosmetology Schools


  • Barber License
  • Aesthetician License
  • Nail Technology License
  • Hairstyling License
  • Cosmetology License


  • Salon
  • Barber Shop