The Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is a professional licensing board and does not have the authority to mandate or recommend the closure of our licensed salons or schools; this authority lies with the Governor in coordination with State and County health officials. As the health and safety of our current and prospective licensees, consumers, and employees is a priority for ABOCB, we strongly encourage all individuals to follow the CDC guidelines, as well as the guidelines established by Governor Ivey, ADPH, and local health authorities, for preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Please see our updated FAQ for further information.

As of April 3, 2020, the ADPH extended their existing order that all barber shops, hair salons, waxing salons, threading salons, nail salons and spas, body-art and tattoo studios, tanning salons, and massage-therapy and massage services are CLOSED until 5:00pm on April 30, 2020. The full text of the order is located here.

Our office is open, but closed to licensees and the public until April 30, 2020, in accordance with Governor Ivey’s recommendations. Our office is currently working with a limited staff, but we will make every effort to respond to your phone calls and emails in a timely manner. Although this may cause a delay in the processing time of applications, licenses, and permits, we are working diligently to ensure that your needs are met. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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