Board of Cosmetology

The Michigan Board of Cosmetology was created under Article 12 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended, to license and regulate the practice of cosmetology in Michigan. Article 12 defines cosmetology as one of the following services or a combination of the following services: Hair care services, skin care services, manicuring services, and electrology. The members of the cosmetology industry who are licensed by the department include schools of cosmetology, both public and private, beauty shops, cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmetology instructors, electrologists, estheticians (skin care specialists), and natural hair culturists (braiders).

The Board consists of nine members: five cosmetologists that have been actively engaged in the practice for at least three years, one person who is actively engaged in teaching cosmetology for at least three years, and three members of the general public. Each board member serves four-year terms and appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
 


Statute

Contact Information

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov


Members  

Gabriella Abel, Okemos
Represents general public
Term expires 12/31/20
 
Kathryn Wilkinson, Howell
Represents a person who has been actively engaged in teaching cosmetology in this state
Term expires 12/31/20
 
Danielle Kruithoff, Holland
Represents licensed cosmetologists
Term expires 12/31/20
 
Linda Ward, Big Rapids
Represents licensed cosmetologists
Term expires 12/31/21
 
Scott Weaver, Holt
Represents licensed cosmetologists
Term expires 12/31/21
 
Cindy Straley, Alpena
Represents licensed cosmetologists
Term expires 12/31/22
 
Fletcher Bland, Detroit
Represents the general public
Term expires 12/31/22
 
Vanessa Cartwright, Detroit
Represents the general public
Term expires 12/31/23
 
Jaclyn Turner, Southfield
Represents licensed cosmetologists
Term expires 12/31/23