About Us

Mission Statement

Promote the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the professional workforce by actively pursuing excellence in cosmetology and related fields.


Provide a forum for the exchange of state regulatory ideas to promote the highest standards for consumer safety.

Offer a standardized, valid, and legally defensible National Examination Program based on the highest standards and requirements for entrance into the profession of cosmetology and related fields.

Promote national endorsement and standardization of regulations affecting the practice of cosmetology and related fields within all jurisdictions.

Encourage competency in the practice of cosmetology and related fields.

 Cultivate professional relationships with industry partners to achieve common goals.

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