Board Information

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation supports the Governor in meeting his obligation to appoint qualified, representative and appropriate people to the important leadership roles within the department’s Professional Boards, Council and Commissions. Members are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The Board of Cosmetology members work with the department in meeting its mission to “License Efficiently. Regulate Fairly.” There are approximately 254,000 licensed individuals and 25,800 licensed salons pursuant to Chapter 477, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61G5, Florida Administrative Code.

A licensed Cosmetologist may provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalps. A Cosmetologist may also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

The Board of Cosmetology is comprised of seven members: five members of the board shall be licensed cosmetologists and shall have been engaged in the practice of cosmetology in this state for not less than five years. Two members of the board shall be laypersons. Each board member shall be a resident of this state and shall have been a resident of this state for not less than five continuous years. No member may serve for more than the remaining portion of a previous member’s unexpired term, plus two consecutive 4-year terms.

As the terms of the members expire, the Governor shall appoint successors for terms of four years; and such members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. The Governor may remove any member for cause. No person shall be appointed to serve more than two consecutive terms. Any vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired portion of the term.

Each board member shall receive per diem and mileage allowances as provided in Section 112.061, Florida Statutes, from the place of her or his residence to the place of the meeting and return to the residence.

The Board meets approximately four times a year for one to two days, plus teleconferences as necessary. Prior to each meeting, there is an average of eight hours of pre-meeting preparation required. Preparation activities may include reviewing agenda items, reviewing application information, reviewing disciplinary information, and/or reading Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code.

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Division of Professions
Board of Cosmetology
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040