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Effective July 1, 2017, MS State Board of Cosmetology will no longer accept cash payments. 

 

The payment options are check or money order.​


9/25/2017
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NOTICE

NOTICE - The Mississippi Board of Cosmetology (the "Board") has implemented new procedures for any individual who has been approved for an initial operator license.  A temporary letter of authorization to work will be sent to expedite a notice of eligibility to work.  The orginal letter must be posted in the operator's work area at all times.  A license will be mailed once processed.  

NOTICE - The Mississippi Board of Cosmetology (the “Board”) has implemented new procedures in hopes of expediting violations that are pending before the Board. Those that were found to have committed a violation will be mailed a letter, Consent Agreement, and a copy of the Violation Form. Refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) quick link regarding the new procedures.

 


Please find the most recent revision of Temporary/Emergency Rules and Regulations governing the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology as filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office Sept 22 2014 Clean.pdfSept 22 2014 Clean.pdf.
 

Please note: The last day Pearson VUE will be testing the Mississippi Cosmetology exams will be Wednesday, December 31, 2014. We encourage candidates to schedule as early as possible to test prior to this date. As a reminder, all candidates must present their Board-issued approval letter to sit for an exam.

 
Please be advised that pending successful contract negotiations, the award will be made to Professional Credential Services, Inc. for an initial contract term of two (2) years.  Continue to visit this website for future updates as they become available.
 

5/21/2013
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USE OF LASER DEVICES IN COSMETIC PRACTICE

The Board of Cosmetology, in keeping with an opinion of the MS. State Board of Medical Licensure has issued a position statement that prohibits the use of laser unless the individual is under the supervision of a physician. ​


1/1/2013
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REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESENTATION OF I.D. AND USE OF DUPLICATE LICENSE

Any individual who fails to provide I.D. to an agent of the board, during an inspection, when requested, will result in a citation being issued to the owner/manager of a salon (Refer to Rule 111.)​​


1/1/2013
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SPECIAL TAG PETITION

The Board would like to create an offer of a specialty car tag for the cosmetology professional. The tag would cost $31.00 above the normal cost, $24.00 of which would be submitted to the Board for a special use.​​


1/1/2013
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2013 Board Meeting Dates

The Board holds its meetings on the last Monday of each month, beginning at 9:00 AM, unless extenuating circumstances exist which preclude same. In the event a Board meeting is scheduled for another time, written notice will be sent to all individuals who make written request that they be so notified. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Board Meeting Dates 2013​​


1/1/2013
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