The North Dakota 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 ND, 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 North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology are listed below:

State Board Members

Member Position

Gary Andes


Magen Buchholz


Eunice Smith


Miranda Stanley

Board Member

Maureen Wanner

Board Member

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 North Dakota, check out the North Dakota Cosmetology License page for additional information. The list of categories the state board issues licenses for are below:

  • Available License Categories
  • Cosmetology
  • Manicure
  • Esthetics
  • Instructor
  • Electrology

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 North Dakota 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.

Application Fee
Booth License $80
Salon License $80
Duplicate License $10 (Per license)
License Verification $20
Master License $25
Salon/Booth Name Change $10
Homebound License Initial $55
Renewal $30
Student Instructor $15
Cosmetology School License $505

North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology 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.

Complaints filed with the Board Office are considered public information. All complaints need to be in writing. Click here to fill out the Complaint Form. Once completed, mail the form to the address listed below. A copy of the complaint will be mailed to the individual/salon who is the subject of the complaint for response to the allegations. The Board will then determine whether the alleged facts show a violation of existing laws or regulations.

ND State Board of Cosmetology
4719 Shelburne St. Suite 1
Bismarck, ND 58503

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 North Dakota Board Of Cosmetology phone number, office address and how to access their departments website.

  • State Board Office Location
  • North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology
    4719 Shelburne St. Suite 1
    Bismarck, ND 58503

  • State Board Office Phone
  • You can reach the office by calling the North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology phone number 701-224-9800. Their fax number is 701-222-8756.

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