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Georgia Cosmetology and Barber Licensing Information

Below is a breakdown of Georgia Cosmetology and Barbers Licensing requirements. Please note that if you are a braider or loctician who does NOT provide additional services including shampooing, coloring, or cutting then you are not currently required to have and Cosmetology or Barber license in the state of Georgia.

COSMETOLOGISTS & HAIR DESIGNERS
Hair care professionals who are not state licensed barbers fall under the governance of the Georgia Cosmetology laws as follows:
  • Any person who performs any one or more of the following services for compensation is considered a Cosmetologist or Hair Designer and falls under the governance of the Georgia Board of cosmetology.
    • Cuts or dresses the hair
    • Gives scalp massages or scalp treatments with oils or creams and other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliance
    • Singes the hair
    • Shampoos the hair
    • Dyes the hair
    • Does permanent waving of the hair.
  • Any person who ONLY braids the hair by hair weaving; interlocking; twisting; plaiting; wrapping by hand, chemical, or mechanical devices; or using any natural or synthetic fiber for extensions to the hair does not currently fall under Georgia Board of Cosmetology governance.
BARBERS
Hair care professionals who are not licensed cosmetologists or hair designers fall under the governance of the Georgia Barber laws as follows:
  • Any person who teaches or practices "barbering".
    • Shaving or trimming the beard
    • Cutting or dressing the hair
    • Giving facial or scalp massages
    • Giving facial or scalp treatment with oils or cream or other preparations either by hand or by means of mechanical appliances
    • Singeing the hair
    • Shampooing the hair
    • Dyeing the hair
    • Permanently waving or straightening the hair
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