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The NIC School Overview will be on December 9th, 2023, from 9am to 2pm in Montgomery. Invitations will be e-mailed out November 8. If you did not receive an invitation, please contact Madison Johnson at


Class I Barbers are exempt from ABOCB’s statutory authority.  Class I Barbering is defined as shaving or trimming the beard or trimming the hair.  Shops employing only Class I Barbers are not required to obtain a shop license.


Please note: Because this is the first renewal year we have used this system, you will need to use the Create Login link to create your username and password before beginning the renewal process. In previous years, a username and password was not necessary.


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The Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for state holidays. We can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining an Alabama state cosmetology license.

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Fill out a Complaint Form and send to our office explaining what happened.