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The Occupational and Professional Licensing Boards and Commissions recently launched a brand new credentialing system. Please note that due to this system conversion, application and licensing services may be temporarily delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we work hard behind the scenes to deliver an enhanced, safe and simple customer service experience.

Welcome

The District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology regulates the practice of barbers, body artists, and cosmetologists, including specialty cosmetology practices such as braiding, electrolysis, esthetics, manicuring and others as the Mayor may from time to time establish by rule, instructors and managers of these practices, and owners of such facilities. The Board works diligently to raise the standards of practice, ensure quality service, establish accepted codes of ethical behavior, and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors of the District of Columbia by upholding the city’s Barber and Cosmetology license law, which took effect on May 2001.

The Board of Barber and Cosmetology consists of 14 members, appointed by the Mayor: three barbers; three cosmetologists, three specialty cosmetologists; three body artists; and two consumer members. Eight members constitute a quorum.

The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Current Board Members

  • Anwar S. Saleem, PhD – Chair, Cosmetologist
  • Raymond L. Kibler – Barber
  • Jared Scott – Barber
  • Mark C. Wills – Barber
  • Isaac Colon – Body Artist
  • Eric Doyle – Body Artist
  • Richard A. DeCarlo, PhD – Cosmetologist
  • Vonetta Dumas – Cosmetologist Specialty, Braider
  • Sharon A. Young – Cosmetologist Specialty, Manicurist
  • Antonia Browning Smiley, Consumer Member
  • Vacant – Body Artist
  • Vacant – Cosmetologist
  • Vacant – Cosmetologist Specialty, Esthetics/Electrologist
  • Vacant – Consumer Member

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

2018 Meeting Dates:

Please contact the Board to confirm meeting dates/times/locations.

Board staff:

Cynthia Briggs – Executive Director
Andrew L. Jackson III – Board Administrator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator