Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Align barber curriculum with scope of practice
Action 4959
[Withdrawn 12/15/2017]
General Information
Action Summary These changes correct barber school curriculum and performance requirements to conform to the statutory scope of practice for barbering. Amendments propose a barber curriculum consisting of a minimum of 1,100 clock hours (instead of the current 1,500) and 420 total performances (instead of the current 490). Barber school training has included the following services that are not covered by the legal definition of barbering: styling of the hair with a hand dryer, thermal waving, permanent waving with chemicals, wig care, and lightening or toning the hair.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005349]
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
8141 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 12/15/2017 before DPB completed its review.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.