Barbers and Cosmetologists

Barbers and Cosmetologists: Overview and Contact Information

The Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists sets standards for licensure and renewals to ensure licensed professionals and establishments meet the required standards of education, competency, and practice so customers receive quality services.



The board regulates the following license types:

  • Barbers
  • Cosmetologists
  • Esthetician
  • Electrologist
  • Hairdressers
  • Manicurists/Pedicurists
  • Establishments
  • Barbers and Cosmetologists Schools

The board investigates complaints from customers and inspects establishments to guarantee all sanitation and infection control standards are met. The board takes appropriate disciplinary action when there are violations of the rules and laws.


Mailing Address (regular mail):
New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504

Physical Address (For delivery services ONLY – UPS, FedEx, Etc.):

New Mexico Board of Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Contact Numbers and Email Address:

Phone #: (505) 476-4622
Fax # (505) 476-4545 Fax


Help Desk:

Staff Directory

Pauline Varela, Professional Licensing Team Manager

Jacqueline Cordova, Senior Professional Licensing & Support Specialist 

Michael Griego, Professional Licensing & Support Specialist

Marimel Rodrigues, Professional Licensing & Support Specialist


Click here to file a complaint.

Purchase a List of Licensed Individuals

Inspection of Public Records (IPRA) Form

Schedule an appointment

ANNOUNCEMENT: Discontinuation of Booth Establishment Licensing

The Regulation and Licensing Department and the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists no longer require a license to rent a booth as of November 15, 2021. Individuals will no longer need to apply for booth establishment licenses and current licensees will not be required to renew any active booth establishment license or process change of location applications.

Booth Establishment Notice

Click here to read complete annoncement

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