RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The MSBC office is closed the week of February 15, 2021 until further notice due to hazardous road conditions as a result of inclement weather. For assistance, please contact us directly via email to info@msbc.state.ms.us

INSTRUCTOR CEU REQUIREMENTS SUSPENDED: Due to Covid-19, the Board has issued a Proclamation suspending the provisions of Miss. Code Ann. Section 73-7-15 (5) and the provisions of Board Rule 6.2(A), as applicable to the year 2020, and for the year 2021, until further notice. View Proclamation

Our Mission

The mission of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology is to regulate the instruction and practice of cosmetology and related professions by establishing rules and regulations relating to qualifications for licensure and procedures for the administration of examination prior to licensure, and by establishment of rules and regulations setting forth sanitation requirements for the operation of cosmetological establishments, for the benefit of the consumer and for the public health.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021 Board MEETING MOVED TO RIDGELAND

The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology Board Meeting is Monday, February 22, 2021, at Embassy Suites, 200 Township Place, Ridgeland, MS, 39167 in the Colony Board Room*. All agenda requests must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2021. COVID-19 building protocol requires that all in attendance wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines.

*Due to winter storm utility outages in the downtown Jackson area, the 2/22/2021 Board Meeting has been moved from the Robert E. Lee Building in Jackson, MS, to Embassy Suites in Ridgeland, MS.


OFFICE CLOSED

The MSBC office is closed the week of February 15, 2021 until further notice due to hazardous road conditions as a result of inclement weather. For assistance, please contact us directly via email to info@msbc.state.ms.us


ATTENTION THEORY TESTING CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES THAT RECEIVED APPROVAL LETTERS FOR THEORY EXAMINATION PRIOR TO JULY 22, 2020.

UNDER TESTING TAB, THEORY TESTING, CLICK REQUEST APPROVAL FOR THEORY TESTING.

After completing, you will receive an email from Prometric with username, password, and instructions to schedule your theory exam.

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TESTING SITES. CANDIDATES WITHOUT A FACE MASK WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST OR RECEIVE A REFUND.


MSBC office now open, resumes normal hours

As of 8/4/2020 per MSBC Board decision:

The Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology office is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and currently admitting 2 visitors at-a-time in the office. All visitors must adhere to Covid-19 guidelines which include: wearing a face mask, washing hands with soap and water before entry, use of hand sanitizer, and maintaining 6 feet of social distance.

You may not provide cosmetology, manicure, or esthetician services in the State of Mississippi without a current and valid Mississippi license.

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