The Arizona Board of Cosmetology, mandated to protect the public, issues 12 categories of licenses to individuals who qualify by reciprocity or through the Board's administration of a written and practical examination; to salons; and to schools. The Board enforces regulation by inspections, by investigation of consumer complaints, and conducts hearings and imposes enforcement action when appropriate.
The day to day operations of the Board are overseen by an Executive Director appointed by the Board, agency staff members, and an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Board. Office operations include Administration, Licensing and Examinations, and Enforcement. The Board is a regulatory agency for the professions of Cosmetology and Nail Technology.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Governor for three year terms. A.R.S. § 32-502 establishes the composition of the Board and length of terms.