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Texas Cosmetology Commission

Agency History

Agency Became

Historical Notes

During the 79th Legislative Session in 2005, Senate Bill 411 abolished the Commission and transferred its functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Previous Sunset reports on this agency

  • 1990-1991 Review Cycle, 72nd Legislative Session

  • 1978-1979 and 1980-1981 Review Cycles, 66th and 67th Legislative Session

This agency is currently inactive. An agency can be labeled inactive if it has been abolished, had a title change, was merged into a different agency or split into different agencies. See Agency History on the right for further information.

Next Review Date: None

  • Last Review Cycle: 2004-2005 Review Cycle - 79th Legislative Session

Sunset Documents for 2004-2005 Review Cycle, 79th Legislative Session

Legislative Documents

Final Results of Last Sunset Review

Senate Bill 411 abolished the State Board of Barber Examiners and The Texas Cosmetology Commission, transferred their functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), and added other statutory modifications to the Barber and Cosmetology Acts to standardize licensing and enforcement functions.  The list below summarizes the major provisions of Senate Bill. 411.

  • Abolishes the Texas State Board of Barber Examiners and the Texas Cosmetology Commission and transfers the agencies’ functions to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
  • Reduces the level of regulation of barbers and cosmetologists, including requiring inspection efforts to be risk-based, focusing on sanitation violations.
  • Conforms key elements of the regulation of barbers and cosmetologists to commonly applied licensing practices.
  • Requires nail salons to use autoclaves to sanitize instruments.
  • Authorizes TDLR to register examination proctors to administer barber and cosmetology exams around the state.
  • Makes technical and conforming changes to both acts to provide for effective administration of the programs by TDLR.
  • Creates an inactive license status for cosmetology licensees.
  • Authorizes the Commission on Licensing and Regulation to amend the definition of cosmetology by rule.