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North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
Infection Control, Safety, and Consumer Protection

Renewals

Current license renewals can be submitted ontime between July 1, 2019 12:00am and October 1, 2019 11:59pm.  Licensees that are not exempt or inactive must complete 8 hours of CE per year. The Board does not require licensees to take paid courses and cautions licensees against CE course providers that advertise their classes as "mandatory."  
To renew log in here: https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/userman/useraccounts/login.aspx
Late fees are due for any renewal submitted October 2 or later.  

 

Contact the Board 

Due to ongoing local construction and intermittent phone outages callers can use 919-736-6123 as an alternate phone number to reach the Board.  Questions can also be directed to nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com or submitted via the Chat now option.

Inspections Notification

The Board has received notifications of calls and visits to licensed shops by individuals impersonating Board inspectors.  Reports have been made in counties throughout the state.  Board inspectors always carry and present identification but do not collect payments of any kind.  

License Format Updates

Updates have been made to both individual and salon license formatting.  Salon licenses issued or renewed after 1/1/19 will receive the new blue license.  Individual licenses issued or renewed after 8/15/2019 will receive the new license with the secure QR code.

 

Consumer and Student Complaints

Complaints can be submitted at the following link:  http://www.nccosmeticarts.com/inspections/complaints.aspx

 

Notifications

Lash perming - At the Board meeting April 8, 2019 the Board voted to issue a declaratory ruling regarding lash lifting/perming.  Click here to read the ruling: Declaratory Ruling - Lash Lifting Procedure

  § 88B2.  Definitions. (11a)    Esthetics. - Refers to any of the following practices: giving facials; applying makeup; performing skin care; removing superfluous hair from the body of a person by use of creams, tweezers, or waxing; applying eyelashes to a person, including the application of eyelash extensions, brow or lash color; beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams; surface manipulation in relation to skin care; or cleaning or stimulating the face, neck, ears, arms, hands, bust, torso, legs, or feet of a person by means of hands, devices, apparatus, or appliances along with the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.

A disinfectant jar located at each individual styling station, including manicuring tables, is not necessary.
   The proper sanitation procedure requires washing implements in warm soapy water, drying, immersion in the disinfectant solution according to manufacturer's directions, rinsing, drying and storing in a clean closed container. Licensee/Students should have, at each station, a closed container for disinfected implements and a closed container for soiled implements.  


Dermaplaning, microblading and needling are not within the scope of practice of our licensees.
§ 88B2.  Definitions. (11a)    Esthetics. - Refers to any of the following practices: giving facials; applying makeup; performing skin care; removing superfluous hair from the body of a person by use of creams, tweezers, or waxing; applying eyelashes to a person, including the application of eyelash extensions, brow or lash color; beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams; surface manipulation in relation to skin care; or cleaning or stimulating the face, neck, ears, arms, hands, bust, torso, legs, or feet of a person by means of hands, devices, apparatus, or appliances along with the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.

License Verification
To verify if your license has been issued please search your name at the following link:
https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/onlineservices/Verification.aspx

License status can be verified and printed online.