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Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics

The principal focus of the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the practices of Professional Barbers, Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Manicurists and Tanning. The Board qualifies and licenses individuals and businesses, establishes and enforces administrative rules and laws, and provides information so that the public may make informed decisions.

Board News

Attention Licensees: The Board has updated rules relative to renewal fees. The renewal fee for personal licenses shall be $40.00. If the personal license has expired, but is within 6 months of expiration, the renewal fee shall be $45.00. Any personal license that has expired and is over 6 months but within 5 years, the renewal fee shall be $100.00. Any personal license expired for more than 5 years cannot be renewed.

Board Vacancy: The Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, & Esthetics has a vacancy for a registered tanning facility owner. Please contact the Board office at 603-271-3608 if you are interested in serving on the Board.

Check License Renewal Status: You can check the status of your license renewal online. It can take up to 2 weeks to process a license renewal. Thank you for your patience.

Attention Licensees: Microblading is not within the scope of practice for barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, or manicurists. You must be a licensed tattoo artist to perform microblading.

Contact the Board

(603) 271-3608
(603) 271-3950 (fax)

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152