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Closing of Regency Beauty Schools

We are saddened to hear the news of the closing of Regency Beauty Schools nationwide.  We realize the impact this has on Minnesota's cosmetology students and school staff and offer our support to those affected.

For any Regency Beauty Institute students who are looking for additional information on next steps in their education, please visit

If you are looking for a school to continue your education, please see our school list.

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has released a statement regarding Regency.

The U.S. Department of Education has created a web page containing useful information for students affected by Regency's closure:

Rule Making: Important Announcement!

Major Rules Overhaul: The Major Rules Overhaul is now complete.  The new rules took effect on September 13, 2016.  Please see the newly adopted rule changes which affect all licensees.  To help licensees learn the new rules, the BCE has released three notices - one for practitioners, one for salons, and one for schools.  The new rules chapters have been published and contain all new rules.  View the full text chapters: MN Rules Chapter 2105 and MN Rules Chapter 2110.  The BCE will also be hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss these rule changes. 

Mobile Salons: We now have a working draft of possible rules for mobile salons.

Advanced Practice Esthetics: In 2018, the Board can begin issuing advanced practice esthetician licenses, advanced practice esthetician salon manager licenses, and advanced practice salon licenses.  The Board is beginning to think about what the rules for training, grandfathering, testing, licensing, and operation should be for the licenses.  The Request for Comments explains this, and tells you how to send in your ideas.

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