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Temporary suspension of in-school hours requirement: For the duration of the public health crisis, the Indiana State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners has temporarily suspended 820 IAC 4-1-5(b). This suspension means that cosmetology students are no longer required to attain their cosmetology school hours in-person at the school and may take remote programming provided by the cosmetology school. The students are still required to attain the same amount of hours and the courses must otherwise comply with existing rules; however they are not required to be in-person for the duration of the public health crisis. A copy of the order may be found here. UPDATE:  THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DISASTER DECLARATION WAS RESCINDED  MARCH 3, 2022.  A COPY OF THE ORDER MAY BE FOUND HERE.

Concerns regarding closure of your facility: You may refer to the Indiana Department of Health guidelines online at if you have concerns about making the decision to close your facility or not. It would be a business decision to close rather than a directive from the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.

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To file a complaint against a provider, please use the link below. All complaints are investigated by the Attorney General's Office and are confidential unless formal charges are filed by the Attorney General's Office with the Board. For more information, the Attorney General's Office may be contacted at 317-232-6201.

Information on the process of submitting a Consumer complaint can be found on the Consumer Complaint Process page.

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Tracy Hicks, Board Director
Marianna Kassenbrock, Assistant Director

Phone Number: (317) 234-3031

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