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About the Board

The Board of Cosmetologist Examiner's (MBOC) was created and established to serve and protect the health and safety of the people of Minnesota. Minnesota first began to regulate the hair care industry in 1927.  A proactive and innovative state board that works with partners and stakeholders within a creative industry and profession. 
The Board's core functions include inspections of salons and schools, licensing of practitioners and establishments, and compliance enforcement for those who pose risks to the health and safety of Minnesotans. Board members lead with a vision and make sound decisions that result in quality outcomes, while board members also provide leadership and guidance for board staff to ensure successful internal operations.   Board staff and members are also constantly evaluating legislation, rules and policies to promote efficient and reasonable regulation.
Board members are appointed by the Governor and consist of seven members. Members include the following:
• Two licensed cosmetologists, one of whom is recommended by a professional association of cosmetologists, nail technicians and estheticians
• One licensed instructor teaching at a public school
• One licensed instructor teaching at a private school
• One licensed esthetician
• One licensed nail technician
• One public member, as defined in 214.02
All licensed members must have at least five years of experience in the licensed occupation prior to their appointment.  The Board meets five to six times per year. In addition to Board meetings, members are part of 1-3 committees that also meet 4-5 times per year.

The Board's core mission is to constantly strive to serve and care for our licensees, applicants, and the public by being committed to public protection, superior service, excellence, and continuous improvement.
The Board is dedicated to public protection while encouraging industry development. The Board believes that leading with a vision and making sound decisions results in quality outcomes and successful operations.
Board Member Vacancies:
The Board has the following Board member vacancies:
To apply for or learn more about board member vacancies please click here. Board members are appointed by the Governor or by an appointed authority.
Job Opportunities:
Currently, the Board does not have any vacant staff positions accepting applications. Check back here soon! 
Visit the State of Minnesota Career website to search all current open positions with the state and to apply. Use keyword "cosmetologist" to search for any open positions with the agency. If there are not any vacant positions with our agency, we will not show search results. 
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