Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences - About Staff & Board

Board Staff

The Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences is staffed by a Board Executive and a Secretary in the Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health.

Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Email  PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov 
Phone (515) 281-0254
FAX (515) 281-3121

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

Board Members

The Board is made up of a total of seven members. Three who are licensed cosmetologists, one who is a licensed electrologist, esthetician, or nail technologist, one who is a license instructor of a cosmetology arts and sciences at a public or private school and who does not own a school of cosmetology arts and sciences, and two who are not licensed in a practice of cosmetology arts and sciences and who shall represent the public.

Board members:

  • serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term),
  • appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate,
  • serve no more than nine years (three full terms).

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

  • Nichole Origer - 2023 (2) Cosmetologist
  • Don Nguyen - 2021 (3) Public Member
  • Cynthia Hummel - 2023 (2) Instructor, Esthetician, Cosmetologist
  • Jacquelyn Hein - 2023 (3) Esthetician, Electrologist
  • Jeremy Kemp - 2023 (1) Cosmetologist
  • Jerry Akers - 2023 (2) Public Member
  • Tami Kloewer - 2023 (1) Cosmetologist

How to Become a Board Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, you just need to fill out the proper forms and submit them.

You can find the information you need through the Governor's Office.