The Oklahoma 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 OK, 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 Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering are listed below:

State Board Members

Member Phone
LaFaye Austin -
Peggy Avery 580-221-3835
Anthony Baldini (Vice Chair) 405-522-9196
Machele Callicoat 580-889-3800
Bill Helton 405-522-9201
Christy Mather 405-522-9202
Gretchen Payne 405-522-9202
Jeffery Sells 918-251-9660
Max Thomas 405.522.9204
Bruce Waight 405-740-7325
Ken Young (Chair) 405-522-9195

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

  • Available License Categories
  • Facialist
  • Hairbraiding Technician
  • Electrologist
  • Cosmetician
  • Cosmetology
  • Barber
  • Manicurist
  • Esthetician/Facialist
  • Master Cosmetology Instructor/Master Barber Instructor
  • Apprentice
  • Demonstrator

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 Oklahoma 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.

License Type Fee
Cosmetologist/Operator $25
Advanced Operator $25
Facial Operator $25
Manicurist $25
Master Instructor $30
Facial Instructor $30
Manicurist Instructor $30
Cosmetician $25
Hairbraiding Technician $25
Demonstrator $20
Cosmetology Salon Renewal $30
Cosmetic Studio Renewal $30
Nail Salon Renewal $30
Massage Therapist License $50
Massage Therapist License by Reciprocity $65
Massage Therapy License Renewal $50
Massage Therapist Duplicate License $5
Lost Renewal Application $5
If your license has expired over two months, an additional $10 penalty fee is due

Oklahoma 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 over the phone by calling the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology at 405-521-2441 and requesting to see if their license is valid and if there are any disciplinary actions on record. The phone number is listed at the bottom of this page. 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 Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering 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.

In order to file a complaint you will need to contact the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.

2401 NW 23rd St, Suite 84
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

The Board will mail a complaint form. All formal complaints must be in writing with the complainant's signature notarized. Once they receive your complaint, an inspector will be notified to conduct an investigation. The Executive Director will review the findings in order to determine the appropriate course of action in an attempt to resolve the issue.

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

  • State Board Office Location
  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
    2401 NW 23rd Suite 84
    Oklahoma City, OK 73107

  • State Board Office Phone
  • You can reach the office by calling the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology phone number 405-521-2441. Their fax number is 405-521-2440.

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