Important Information (Hot Topics)

Changes to Salon Requirements

Effective November 9, 2017, the Board of Cosmetology reduced the minimum square footage requirement of a salon from 200 square feet of floor space to 100 square feet of floor space. Below are links to the language in its final form and to the rule as it was amended. Additions to the original rule are indicated by underlining and deletions from the original rule are indicated by strike-throughs. 61G5-20.002 – final version 61G5-20.002 – Rule with noted changes


Changes to Employment of Applicants for Licensure as a Cosmetologist Prior to Licensure, Employment of Applicants for Registration as a Specialist Prior to Registration

Effective April 3, 2017, there were changes to Rule 61G5-20.008, Florida Administrative Code – Employment of Applicants for Licensure as a Cosmetologist Prior to Licensure, Employment of Applicants for Registration as a Specialist Prior to Registration. Below are links to the language in its final form and to the rule as it was amended. Additions to the original rule are indicated by underlining and deletions from the original rule are indicated by strike-throughs.

61G5-20.008 – final version

61G5-20.008 – Rule with noted changes


 

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Board of Cosmetology recently approved a permanent reduction in inactive licensure fees. All inactive licensure fees will be reduced by 20 percent beginning with the renewal period ending October 31, 2016.


The Board of Cosmetology recently updated the salon licensure application. Please read the instructions to ensure that you have completed the application correctly. The mailing address is where the license will be mailed and where correspondence from the Department will be mailed. The business location address is the actual address of the salon.


 Verify your license to another state quickly and easily by using DBPR’s Online Services.

  • Logon to your existing account or create a new account at myfloridalicense.com.
  • Select “Request License Certification” from the License Menu.
  • Complete the online application and pay the $25 fee by credit card or electronic check.

A copy of your license record will be created and emailed directly to the State Board selected during the transaction. Note: License certifications can only be sent to other State Boards using this method.


A printable law book is now available, on the Statutes and Rules page.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Robyn Barineau, Executive Director

Division of Professions
Board of Cosmetology
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040