Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Amendments to Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations 2012
Action 3619
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology conducted a periodic review of 18 VAC 41-20-10 et seq., Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Regulations. On November 11, 2011, the Board voted to initiate regulatory review. Review of the regulations will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (2010) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia. The purpose of the review is to review and/or amend current regulations, to determine, whether they (i) are necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimize the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) are clearly written and easily understandable.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-20 Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 40 Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Wax Technician Regulations Repeal Entire Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003107]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 12/19/2008 9/21/2011
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6087 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 05/01/2013 after the comment period had ended.
6576 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/31/2013.
6867 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/18/2015.
7557 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Demetrios J. Melis  / Executive Director
Address: DPOR
9960 Mayland Drive Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (804)527-4295    TDD: ()-