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Mission Statement

The principal focus of the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the practices of Professional Barbers, Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Manicurists and Tanning. The Board qualifies and licenses individuals and businesses, establishes and enforces administrative rules and laws, and provides information so that the public may make informed decisions.

NOTIFICATION TO ALL TANNING FACILITIES: As of August 1, 2015, tanning facilities are prohibited from tanning persons under the age of 18. Certified Operators shall obtain proof of age from each person using a tanning device. Notification Letterpdf file


Legislation: House of Representatives

2016 bills of interest:

SB 313 Relative to requirements for licensed estheticians

SB 315 Relative to the licensure of barbers & cosmetologists

HB 1160 Relative to licensing spas and salons to serve alcoholic beverages



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Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics
121 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  (603) 271-3608  |  Fax (603) 271-3950