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Kansas Board of Barbering

Established in 1913

Located in Topeka, KS

Protecting Public Safety and Health

Preserving our History


Welcome to the Kansas Board of Barbering website. We hope you find this site to be a useful resource whether it be for information about barbering in Kansas, our statutes and regulations, or providing you the ability to renew and restore licenses online.


Board Meeting Teleconference Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 1:00 PM Central Time.  Conference number 1-866-620-7326. Meeting number 785-296-2211. 

 Please view the Governor’s Executive Order: https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EO-20-49-Signed.pdf

Shawnee County Health Department:


Please go to your local Health Department for information and updates.

NEW – May 26 Announcement from Governor Kelly Regarding Business Reopenings

 Governor Kelly turned over decisions on opening businesses to county health departments and municipalities in her new Proclamation of State of Disaster Emergency issued May 26, 2020. This Proclamation states that the Ad Astra Plan is to be used as guidance, but the Plan will not control the timing of business reopenings. Therefore, local orders will govern businesses. Licensees are encouraged to stay informed of decisions issued by local authorities.

 The Proclamation can be read here: https://governor.kansas.gov/state-of-disaster-emergency-proclamation-signed-may-26-2020/

 We also provide the following information on barbering practices during the pandemic.

 Patrons or Barbers Who Are Ill

 Our regulations state that barbers who are afflicted with an infectious or communicable disease that can be transmitted during the performance of acts of barbering may not work or train in a school or shop. K.A.R. 28-25-3.

 As to clients, our regulations state that barbers and schools may not knowingly serve a person who is suffering from a communicable or infectious disease that is dangerous to the public health—and no shop or school may require or allow a student or barber to serve such a person. K.A.R. 61-1-19 and K.A.R. 28-25-3

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following information on best business practices:


The Governor has also published a link to practical guidelines from Leslie Roste, RN, BSN of Pro Beauty:


The U.S. EPA has approved a long list of products as being effective against COVID-19. Among the products are Barbicide and several brands and formulations of bleach. Other cleaners are also listed. The list contains important information about how to use the products effectively. The full list is available here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2. In the third and fourth search boxes, you can put in the product name or the company name.

 Unemployment claims questions are outside the jurisdiction of the KBOB.  However, in an effort to be of assistance to you, we suggest that the Kansas Department of Labor’s website may be a resource to help you with your specific question:  https://www.dol.ks.gov/.  Also, general information on Covid-19 and the State’s actions and responses may be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

 The information and links above are provided for your information and education, and none of the information is intended as legal advice. If you have questions after reviewing this information and these links, please consult an attorney of your choice.


We welcome your input, comments, and suggestions by survey, letter, email, phone, or fax.

Criminal History Review Statute enacted by the state of Kansas, July 1, 2019:


K.A.R. 61-4-3 is the regulation authorized by K.S.A. 74-120. 

To apply for vacancies on the Board of Barbering refer to the Governor’s website.  If you have questions you can e-mail Lori Ferguson-Administrator at lori.ferguson@ks.gov.  You can also call the office at 785-296-2211 for further information.


Barber, Instructor, Shop and School licenses are available for online renewal. A convenience fee will be added to your online renewal at checkout.  If you are uncertain the amount you should pay for reinstatement contact the board office at 785-296-2211.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 65-1817 and K.A.R. 61-7-2, additional fees must be charged when filing an application for restoration of an expired license.  If you are applying for restoration of your expired barbering license and do not know the correct fee amount, please contact us at 785-296-2211. Any application accompanied with the incorrect fee will be deemed incomplete and will not be processed.

License New and Renewals (Non-Expired)
Expired License Restoration
Barber College – New and Renewal Licenses




The next Barber Examination will be held on: 

July 26, 2020 at Old Town Barber College, 1211 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS., has been cancelled.


A retake date for anyone needing to take the Kansas written or practical portion of the exam again, has been cancelled. You may sign up for the retake by completing an Application to take the Barber Exam on our website and mail it in with payment of $100 to the board office. 



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