Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure: Program Information

Ofelia Duran, Program Director

The Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure regulates individuals who practice in the State of Colorado as barbers, cosmetologists, hairstylists, estheticians, and nail technicians. Licensure for these occupations is mandatory in Colorado. The Office also regulates the shops and salons where the services are performed.

The purpose of the Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure is to protect the consumer. The Office's activities include exceptions, investigation of complaints, determination of discipline, and enforcement of discipline for those who violate the Barber and Cosmetologist Act and the Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensure Rules. 

The program is a Director model with a five-member advisory committee comprised of a school representative, licensed professionals, and a public member. The Office works closely with the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC), the National Association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA), and its testing vendor, PSI. 


Meetings and rulemaking hearings are normally held at 1560 Broadway, Denver, Colorado. For specific dates, times and locations, please refer to the calendar below. Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. If you need minutes from previous meetings not listed below, please contact the program at

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Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure Calendar

Contact Information
Office of Barber & Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800 | Fax: 303-869-0364 | Email: