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

Who We Regulate

MS State Board of Cosmetology regulates:

  • Hair Care
    (styling, wrapping, arranging, twisting, weaving, extending, fusing, dressing, curling, waving, permanent waving, singeing, cleaning, shampooing, cutting, bleaching, setting, coloring, straightening, relaxing, fitting, massaging, or similar work upon on the hair, scalp, wigs or hairpieces of a person)
  • Skin Care of Esthetics
    (beautifying, massaging, cleansing, exfoliating, stimulating, applying oils, creams, cosmetic preparations, make-up, facial treatments, body treatments, body wraps, antiseptics, scrubs, clays, lotions, masks, waxes or other preparations for the non-invasive care of the skin)
  • Nail Care
    (cutting, filing, trimming, shaping, polishing, coloring, removing polish, tinting, air-brushing, decorating, cleansing or otherwise beautifying a person’s fingernails or toenails; applying and removing artificial nails; or massaging, cleansing and exfoliating a person’s hands, arms, feet and legs)
  • Removal of superfluous hair by non-permanent means
  • Education, equipment, safety and sanitation in salons and schools

In no case may the above procedures be invasive or medical treatment.

MS State Board of Cosmetology does NOT regulate:

  • Barbers (Regulated by MS Board of Barber Examiners – 601-359-1015)
  • Electrolysis, Permanent Hair Removal (Regulated by MS State Board of Medical Licensure – 601-987-3079
  • Tanning (Regulated by MS Department of Health – 601-576-7400)
  • Body Piercing and Ear Piercing (Regulated by MS Department of Health – 601-576-7400)
  • Permanent Makeup, Tattooing, Microblading (Regulated by MS Dept of Health – 601-576-7400)
  • Massage Therapy (Regulated by Massage Therapy Board – 601-732-6038)

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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