The Missouri Board Of Cosmetology is in charge of enforcing laws and regulations through inspections, investigation into complaints submitted by consumers and conducts hearings, imposes penalties and enforces actions when they deem necessary. Through education and the enforcement of the cosmetology laws in MO, the state board ensures the safety, welfare and public health by regulating the salons, schools and individuals who practice cosmetology. The list of the board members who are part of the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners are listed below:

State Board Members

Member Position Location
Wayne L. Kindle (President) Licensed Barber Lees Summit, Missouri
Jacklyn J. Crow (Vice President) Class CA Licensed Cosmetologist Mexico, Missouri
Joseph A. Nicholson (Secretary) Accredited School Owner Linn Creek, Missouri
Leata Price-Land Class CA Licensed Cosmetologist St. Louis, Missouri
Lori L. Bossert Public Member Kansas City, Missouri
Leo Desjoene Price Licensed Barber St. Charles, Missouri
Linda Marie Bramblett Licensed Cosmetologist - Any Class Hannibal, Missouri
Christie L Rodriguez Non-Accredited School Owner Nevada, Missouri

They also issue licenses for to individuals who qualify for reciprocity or through the state boards administration of a written and practical examination to schools and salons. To find out how to apply for a new license, renew an existing one or find out how many hours for cosmetology license in Missouri, check out the Missouri Cosmetology License page for additional information. The list of categories the state board issues licenses for are below:

  • Available License Categories
  • Barber
  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetics
  • Hairdresser
  • Instructor
  • Manicure

If you need to obtain a cosmetology license, renew an existing one, or want to open up a salon or go to school, then in most cases there are fees involved. We list all available fees for this state below. We recommend to call the Missouri State Board Of Cosmetology if you cannot find the fee information you are looking for below, or if you need to know how to pay your fees and what type of payments they accept.

Barber Fees
Apprentice Barber Registration $25
Apprentice Supervisor Application Fee $75
Reciprocity $100
Exam Score Endorsement Fee $100
Certificate of Registration (First license) $20
License Renewal $30
Reinstatement (Delinquent) Fee after November 30 (Not renewable after 2 years) $60
Military renewal under 328.110.3 RSMo $1
Barber Establishment (Full Service/Chair Rental)
Certificate of Registration/ License $100
Change of Location
Full Service Barber Establishment $100
Barber Chair/Individual Space Renter $50
Change of Ownership $50
Adding a Co-Owner $50
License Renewal $50
Penalty Fee after October 30 $80
Delinquent Fee (Opening a barber establishment without registering before opening) $100
Certificate of Registration (First license) $20
License Renewal $30
Reinstatement (Delinquent) Fee after April 30 not renewable after 2 years $50
Miscellaneous Fees
Certification/Affidavit of Licensure $10
Certification of Training Hours, Examination Scores $10
Duplicate License/Registration Fee $10
Handling/Insufficient Funds Fee (Any uncollectible check or other financial instrument) $25
Inactive License Fee $25
Late Fee $30
Application Fee to Open a New School/College $500
Change of Location $500
Change of Ownership $300
Adding a Co-Owner $50
License Renewal $500
Student Barber Enrollment Application Fee $25
Cosmetology Fees
Apprentice Cosmetology Enrollment Fee $25
Apprentice Supervisor Application Fee $75
To view the full fee schedule, click here  

Missouri Cosmetology License Lookup

If you are planning to setup an appointment with a local salon, it is recommended that you first verify the professional or business license. You can do that online for the state of Missouri by visiting From there you can search for the person or business and see if there are any disciplinary actions on record. This will allow you to make an informed decision about the person and or business providing your service.

Filing a Complaint

Part of the duties of the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners is receiving and investigating consumer complaints involving unlawful acts which may include:

  • False advertisement
  • Violations of health
  • Deceptive statements
  • Sanitation regulations
  • Unlicensed person
  • Malpractice or incompetence

If you feel like you have experienced one of these issues listed above, or have information about a specific incident, then you would need to submit your complaint. If you have issues or questions about the complaint process outlined below, then it is recommended you contact the state board for assistance.

The Board can only investigate complaints that allege a violation of the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners Practice Act. You may file a written complaint against any licensee, permit (registration) holder, registrant of the board or unlicensed individual or entity, which alleges certain acts or practices which may constitute one or more violations of the provisions of Chapters 328 or 329, RSMo.

A complaint can be made in writing by anyone with knowledge of the alleged violation. Complaints must be in writing and signed by the person filing the complaint. The board may require that a complaint be made by affidavit sworn before a notary public or other authorized officer and that the complaint fully identify the affiant by name and address. Oral, telephone, written but unsworn or unsigned communications of any sort may not be considered or processed as complaints, however, the person making these communications, if known, may be provided with a complaint form and requested to complete it and return it to the board in affidavit form. Your complaint should also include:

  • Your current contact information
  • The name of the licensee involved
  • A detailed summary of the alleged incident(s)
  • The date of the alleged incident and the consumer involved
  • Any documentation which supports your allegations
  • A list of witnesses to the incident(s) and contact information for each

To download the complaint form, click here. You may also request a complaint form by calling 866-762-9432. Completed complaint forms should be mailed to:

Board of Cosmetology
and Barber Examiners
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Post Office Box 1062
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Here are some tips on preparing your complaint. Make a list of things you want to say. Try your best to separate your feelings from the facts. Present the events in the order of which they happened, use dates and times if possible. When submitting your complaint, please make sure to provide copies of documents, for example contracts, letters, advertisements, sakes slips, cancelled checks, warranties and any other documentation that can support your claim. Only provide copies, keep the original copies for your own record. Please remember, the complaint should describe the event or practice which misled you. If you can, please also state why the practice was misleading.

If you still have questions or issues about your complaint or about cosmetology, then use the contact information listed below. We provide the Missouri Board Of Cosmetology phone number, office address and how to access their departments website.

  • State Board Office Location
  • Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
    3605 Missouri Boulevard
    Jefferson City, MO 65109

  • State Board Office Phone
  • You can reach the office by calling the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology phone number 573-751-1052 or 866-762-9432. Their fax number is 573-751-8167.

  • State Board Website
  • You can acccess the Missouri state board online by going to