Agency Response to the COVID-19 Precautions​

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May 18, 2020

We now have access to the Healthy At Work guidelines for re-opening Barber Shops on May 25th.  The guidelines are avaliable at the link below.  You can also find them at https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-healthy-at-work

 
Barber Healthy at Work Guidelines.pdfBarber Healthy at Work Guidelines.pdf

License Renewals

Renewals will still begin on June 1; however, the board voted to extend the renewal period this year.  You will have until September 1st to renew licenses.  ALL renewals will need to be either mailed to our office or renewed on our website: http://barbering.ky.gov.  We will not be accepting walk-in traffic for renewals this year.  

 

If you plan to renew your licenses online, the Barber License will need to be done first and then you can renew the shop or ICO license.  Each license will need to be renewed one at a time, and you will need to clear the browser history on your phone or computer between each license renewed.  There is no processing fee for using the online portal to renew your licenses.

 

The following is a list of fees that will be implemented by the board for this renewal period.
Renewal fees:
Barber License- $50
Barber Shop License- $50
Independent Contact Owner- $50
Barber school license- $200
Teacher of barbering- $100





May 4, 2020


Barbers:
While we are still waiting on the official response from Healthy at Work we wanted to post our guidelines as a basis on where to start on the planning for re-opening of shops.  Here are the guidelines that we have submitted, keeping in mind that COVID-19 is an ever changing situation and are subject to change.




April 29, 2020


Barbers:

 

On April 29, 2020, Governor Beshear announced a tentative opening date for barbershops of May 25, 2020.  It is our understanding that if a spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases occurs before then, he could delay or move the opening date.   We have submitted a plan to the Healthy At Work task force which includes guidelines that barbers and barbershops will be required to follow upon reopening.  Once approved, the plan will be posted on our website.  We do recommend that you start to think about securing items such as thermometers, cloth face coverings (for yourself), as well as extra capes or disposable capes. 




As per the governor’s recommendations all State Office Buildings will no longer be allowed to conduct any walk in business in a face to face manner until further notice.  Our business will be conducted via mail, email (boardofbarbering@ky.gov), fax and telephone. 

Per the Executive Orders issued by Governor Andy Beshear the following actions are in place and will remain until the Governor lists the restrictions on the Executive Orders:

  • ALL Shops are to be closed
  • NO person should be practicing 
  • ALL examination are cancelled and will be rescheduled when allowed
  • ALL applications (including exam, shops, endorsement, original licenses and license restorations) are not being processed at this time.  If the BOard office receives an application it will be held until normal business has resumed.



Who We Are

The Kentucky Board of Barbering is an independent agency of the state government. Four board members are licensed and practicing barbers in the Commonwealth, one board member is a consumer at large.

Our Mission

To protect the health and safety of the public or to protect the public against misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud in the practice or teaching of Barbering.

 

Fee's for Current Renewal

The following is a list of fees that will be implemented by the board for this renewal period.
Renewal fees:
Barber License- $50
Barber Shop License- $50
Independent Contact Owner- $50
Barber school license- $200
Teacher of barbering- $100

Initial fees:
Apprentice- $50
Barber- $50
Independent Contract Owner- $50
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber shop- $100
Barber school license- $500

Late Fees:
Barber- $25
Barber shop- $25
Independent Contract Owner- $25
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber school- $100

 

 

Not Received Your License

 

No renewed licenses will be reprinted until 30 days after the have they have been mailed out.  If you have not received your license after 30 days you must submit a written statement requesting a reprint of the licenses.  This statement must indicate which licenses you need reprinted and you must give a current mailing address.  Any requests for a reprint of a license received after September 1st, will need the required $10 duplicate fee.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Renew Your License

Barbers, Barber Shops and Independent Contact Owners can now renew their license(s) online.

Renew License

Barber License Lookup

Search for individual barbers by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup

Barber Shop License Lookup

Search for barber shops by inputting some or all of the criteria along with the verification code.

License Lookup


Interested in Becoming a Barber?

Becoming a barber is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and dedication, but it is a very rewarding career. Here is a list of resources that potential barbers should review prior to committing to become a Barber.

  • Read the Laws and Regulations​ that govern Barbering in Kentucky.
  • Review the Curriculum and understand the time and commitment it takes to become a Barber.
  • Find a School of Barbering. There are 13 schools within Kentucky. Please take some time to find one that is near you, and works into your schedule.
  • After you have completed your Curriculum, then you can apply for your Barbering License.

Our Office Location

Kentucky Board of Barbering
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222

Get Directions

(502) 429-7148
(502) 429-7169
(502) 429-7149 (fax)

Office Hours:
8 am to 4:30 pm

KBOB Office Closed:
9/2/19 (Labor Day)
11/11/19 (Veterans Day)
11/28/19 and 11/29/19 (Thanksgiving)
12/24/19 and 12/25/19 (Christmas)
12/31/19 and 1/1/20 (New Year's)

of severe weather and may be unable to provide specific notice of the closing.

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