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Attention: Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Dual Shops, All Mini-Barbershops & Salons & All Mobile Shops & Salons

HB 1560 Update: House Bill 1560 (87R) was passed by the 87th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 15, 2021, combining the Barbering and Cosmetology programs. As a result, on March 4, 2024, many barber businesses will receive an updated business license with a new license number and license type…. Read More about Attention: Barber Shops, Beauty Salons, Dual Shops, All Mini-Barbershops & Salons & All Mobile Shops & Salons

Video Now Available: Approval Process for Schools to Teach Both Barbering and Cosmetology

Video of TDLR’s virtual training on how license schools can move through the approval process to teach courses in both Barbering and Cosmetology is now available. The training also covers how to enter those hours into SHEARS. Beginning September 1, 2023, all licensed schools that have been issued a new certificate of approval authorizing them to… Read More about Video Now Available: Approval Process for Schools to Teach Both Barbering and Cosmetology

Upcoming Fee Changes Effective 09/01/2023

New Barbering and Cosmetology rules changed fees (16 Texas Administrative Code §83.201) for Barbering and Cosmetology Practitioners, Establishments (Salons and Shops), and Schools. Please see specific changes on the fee changes page. Please be aware that some renewal notices were sent with the older fees. Please pay the fees noted if your license expires on or after September… Read More about Upcoming Fee Changes Effective 09/01/2023

Attention all Barber and Cosmetology Schools

New curriculum course applications which also include distance education approval are now available on the TDLR website: Texas Barber School Forms Forms and Publications for Cosmetology Schools | Texas.gov As promised, we are providing the information you will need for a successful transition for barber and cosmetology schools. If your school does not intend to… Read More about Attention all Barber and Cosmetology Schools

Attention Schools

TDLR has received feedback from schools about difficulties in posting a sign that reads “SCHOOL–STUDENT PRACTITIONERS” in 10-inch block letters. To address these concerns, pursuant to Occupations Code §1603.2305, TDLR is providing an alternative manner of meeting the signage requirement effective immediately. Schools may post the sign provided on TDLR’s website instead of posting a… Read More about Attention Schools

Attention Barber and Cosmetology Establishments

On December 6, 2022, the Commission voted to adopt rules for Barbering and Cosmetology at 16 TAC, Chapter 83. Beginning January 1, 2023, the following requirements must be implemented by all licensed Barber and Cosmetology establishments. Some of these requirements will be new for establishments: Additional rule changes and requirements, including changes in equipment requirements,… Read More about Attention Barber and Cosmetology Establishments

HB 1560 Update: New Requirement for Cosmetology Schools and Establishments

On June 15, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1560 (87th Texas Legislature) into law. The law took effect September 1, 2021, and requires all cosmetology schools and establishments to display a copy of the commission’s sanitation rules. This requirement may be met one of two ways: This requirement will begin January 1, 2023. Violations may… Read More about HB 1560 Update: New Requirement for Cosmetology Schools and Establishments

Distance Education Temporary Provisions Expire November 1st

On March 12, 2020, March 31, 2020, and May 21, 2020, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) enacted temporary distance education provisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary provisions allowed licensed schools to offer distance education because many schools could not provide in-person classes under state or local COVID-19 restrictions. TDLR’s… Read More about Distance Education Temporary Provisions Expire November 1st