Board Of Barbering and Cosmetology

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices are available during abbreviated hours between 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice. Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff will remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone and online. The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. Contact information for each division is available at https://cca.hawaii.gov/contact/. For a full listing of online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Gov. David Ige’s 8th Supplementary Proclamation included the Rules Relating to Safety Guidelines for Barbers and Beauty Operators. Please note that each county will authorize the timing of reopening on the respective islands. A copy of the rules are posted at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/files/2020/05/Eighth-Sup-Proc-Rules.pdf.

Barbering and Cosmetology License Types

  • Barber
  • Barber Shop
  • Beauty Operator
  • Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Instructor
  • Beauty School
  • Barber & Cosmetology Apprentice

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Beauty School Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by December 31 of every year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Renew Online: https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewals Accepted: November 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Renewal Hardcopy Form  Mailout: November 1, 2019
Renew By License Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Barber, Beauty Operator, Shop and Instructor Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by December 31 of every odd-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
Renew Online: https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: November 1, 2019
Renewals Accepted: November 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Renew By License Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Barber (BAR) – active status – $146.00
Barber (BAR) – inactive status – $12.00
Barber Shop (BAS) – active status – $176.00
Barber Shop (BAS) – inactive status – $12.00
Beauty Operator (BEO) – active status – $146.00
Beauty Operator (BEO) – inactive status – $12.00
Beauty Shop (BSH) – active status – $176.00
Beauty Shop (BSH) – inactive status – $12.00
Beauty Instructor (I) – active status – $146.00
Beauty Instructor (I) – inactive status – $12.00
Beauty School (BSC) – active status – $380.00
Beauty School (BSC) – inactive status – $12.00

Restoration Information...

(BAR, BEO, BAS, BSH, I) Forfeited licenses may be restored within 3 years and subject to meeting restoration requirements.
Failure to restore a forfeited license within 3 years after the license expiration date will require a written explanation along with supporting documentation and will be subject to approval by the board.

 Restorations for the licensing period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
Restore Online (BAR and BEO only): https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Online Restorations Accepted: January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019
Hardcopy Restorations Accepted: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
Restore By: December 31, 2019

Restoration Fees

 Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Barber (BAR) – active status – $196.00
Barber (BAR) – inactive status – $62.00
Barber Shop (BAS) – active status – $276.00
Barber Shop (BAS) – inactive status – $112.00
Beauty Operator (BEO) – active status – $171.00
Beauty Operator (BEO) – inactive status – $37.00
Beauty Shop (BSH) – active status – $276.00
Beauty Shop (BSH) – inactive status – $112.00
Beauty Instructor (I) – active status – $171.00
Beauty Instructor (I) – inactive status – $37.00
Beauty School (BSC) – active status – $480.00
Beauty School (BSC) – inactive status – $112.00