Board Office Moved Mid-July 2012
The Board office has moved to 1207 Front Street Suite 110 Raleigh, NC 27609. (updated 5/23/12, 7/24/12)
License Renewals and CE Rule Updates
Renewals for the 2012 licenses began July 1, 2012. Licensees renewing for the first time are not eligible for online renewal and must renew by mail.
Reminder: payment of CE course fee is separate from the license renewal fee due to the Board. To renew, login to the Board's website (above)
New regulations significantly change the administration of cosmetic art continuing education for the Board, licensees and providers. We hope the following list will assist licensees in the transition.
Effective April 1, 2012 licensees must:
- Maintain records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours earned
- Ensure at least 50% of subject matter broadens the knowledge of the cosmetic art profession (instructors – 50% teacher training techniques/and enhance the ability to communicate)
- After completion of these requirements date and sign affirmation of course completion. All licensees may be subject to audit and must provide records of course title, description, date, address of location and number of hours attended if requested by the Board. (All Board audits will review actual course attendance hours. Licensees must complete a minimum of 8 hours of CE per year of licensure.)
Course providers no longer need submit course applications, packets, lesson plans, schedules or attendee information directly to the Board. Should you have any questions or if we can be of other assistance please do not hesitate to contact our office.
License status can be verified and printed online.
Natural Hair Care Information Update (updated 7/18/2012)
Any natural hair care specialist who submits proof to the Board that the natural hair care specialist was actively engaged in the practice of natural hair care prior to July 1, 2010 must pass a practical and written examination conducted by the Board and pays the required fee under G.S. 88B-20 will be issued a license without having to go to school for the 300 hour Natural Hair Care curriculum. Current law gives individuals until July 1, 2015 to pass the examination. Changes can occur to the law during any legislative session. Any natural hair care specialist not practicing prior to July 1, 2010 must go to school for 300 hours prior to taking the examination. A cosmetic art shop that practices natural hair care only and that submits proof to the Board that the shop was actively engaged in the practice of natural hair care on or prior to July 1, 2010 will have until July 1, 2015 to comply with the requirements of G.S. 88B-14. Changes can occur to the law during any legislative session.
Exam application can be obtained from DL Roope Administration at www.dlroope.com .
Cosmetologists are licensed to practice natural hair care and need not obtain an additional natural hair care license.
Additional Information about Natural Hair Care Licensing
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 is 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.