Missouri Considers Increasing Cosmetology Costs

The Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (Board) issued proposed rules (page 889) that would increase cosmetology fees for barbers, cosmetologists, instructors, establishments, students, and other miscellaneous requests. The proposal is based on the Board’s recent five-year financial analysis and the board voted to increase multiple license fees as a result to balance budgetary needs.

To support, oppose, or make suggestions to the proposed rules, we invite you to email the Board at cosbar@pr.mo.gov before July 17. AHP lists the proposed and current fees for you below.

Professional License Fees

  • Barber license renewal: $60 (currently $50)
  • Cosmetology operator renewal: $60 (currently $50)
  • Operator renewal: $120 (currently $60)
  • Barber license reinstatement: $90 (currently $80)
  • Cosmetology operator reinstatement: $90 (currently $80)
  • Operator reinstatement: $150 (currently $90)
  • Barber inactive license: $30 (currently $20)
  • Cosmetology operator inactive license: $30 (currently $20)
  • Operator inactive license: $30 (new)

Instructor Fees

  • Barber instructor license renewal: $60 (currently $30)
  • Cosmetology instructor renewal: $60 (currently $30)
  • Barber instructor license reinstatement: $90 (currently $50)
  • Cosmetology instructor reinstatement: $90 (currently $60)
  • Barber instructor inactive license: $30 (currently $12.50)
  • Cosmetology instructor inactive license: $30 (currently $12.50)
  • Instructor trainee enrollment: $25 (currently $5)

Establishment License Fees

  • Barber establishment renewal: $75 (currently $50)
  • Cosmetology establishment renewal: $75 (currently $50)
  • Barber establishment late fee: $105 (currently $80)
  • Cosmetology establishment reinstatement: $105 (currently $80)

Crossover Licenses

  • Crossover establishment renewal: $150 (currently $100)
  • Crossover instructor renewal: $120 (currently $30)
  • Crossover establishment reinstatement: $180 (currently $130)
  • Crossover instructor reinstatement: $150 (currently $60)
  • Crossover instructor inactive license: $30 (currently $12.50)

Student Fees

  • Barber apprentice registration: $25 (currently $5)
  • Cosmetology apprentice enrollment: $25 (currently $5)
  • Barber student enrollment: $25 (currently $5)
  • Cosmetology student enrollment: $25 (currently $5)

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Certification/affidavit of licensure: $10 (new)
  • Certification of training hours/examination scores: $10 (new)
  • Duplicate license: $10 (new)
  • Bad check: $25 (new)
  • Late fee: $30 (new)
  • Certificate of registration (hair braiding): $20 (new)

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