Each state has their own board of cosmetology. This board has the responsibility to protect and educate consumers who look to perform barbering, manicures, electrology and other cosmetology services. They also are in charge of regulating individuals who provide services and the salons in which the services are performed.

Part of their duties is to ensure that applicants for licensure have completed the necessary training needed for the licensing categories available in their state and make sure the applicants pass a written and practical examination. If a consumer has a complaint against a person or place of business like a salon, they would submit their complaint to the state board of cosmetology, and they will review and decide what actions they will take against the accused.

Nail Salon & Beauty School Locations

If you are looking for a salon to get your nails done or other cosmetology services, then you can browse this site to find a local nail salon or use our Salon Search page to find a nail salon nearby using your address. If you are looking for a salon school, you can browse this site to find a beauty school nearby.

Salon Job Openings

Looking for a job? We provide a list of available jobs in salons including nail technicians, manicurists, hair dressers, pedicurist and more. Check out our nail salon jobs page and find your next job!

Board of Cosmetology by State

For each board listed on this site, we provide the state board cosmetology phone number, office address, hours of operations, website, what cosmetology services offered, license verification, current board members, how to file a complaint, the fees to apply, renew or reactivate a license and more. To view this information, select your state below.

Salon Consumer Tip

When you arrive at a salon, take the opportunity to observe the person performing the service you plan to receive and the overall activities in the salon. Are employees washing their hands? Are they washing clients feet when performing a pedicure? Are areas where services are provided clean and organized? Multi-use tools that are metal and plastic must be cleaned and disinfected with each new client. If there is an appearance of lotion, skin, hair or anything that shows the tool hasn't been cleaned or disinfected, it shouldn't be used. Ask the cosmetologist or nail technician to clean and disinfect the item before it is used on you.