§ 86A 15. Sanitary rules and regulations; inspections.
(a) Each barber and each owner or manager of a barbershop, barber
school or college, or any other place where barber service is rendered,
shall comply with the following sanitary rules and regulations:
(1) Proper quarters. –
a. Every barbershop, or other place where barber service is rendered,
shall be located in buildings or rooms of such construction that
they may be easily cleaned, well lighted, well ventilated and kept
in an orderly and sanitary condition.
b. Each area where barber service is rendered or where a combination
of barber service and cosmetology service is rendered shall be separated
by a substantial partition or wall from areas used for purposes
other than barber services, cosmetology services, or shoe shining
c. Walls, floor and fixtures where barber service is rendered are
to be kept sanitary.
d. Running water, hot and cold, shall be provided, and sinks shall
be located at a convenient place in each barbershop so that barbers
may wash their hands after each haircut. Tanks and lavatories shall
be of such construction that they may be easily cleaned. The lavatory
must have a drain pipe to drain all waste water out of the building.
e. Every barbershop or other place where barber service is rendered,
and every building or structure used as a part of a barber school,
shall comply with applicable building and fire codes and regulations.
(2) Equipment and instruments. –
a. Each person serving as a barber shall, immediately before using
razors, tweezers, combs, contact cup or pad, sterilize the instruments
by immersing them in a solution of fifty percent (50%) alcohol,
five percent (5%) carbolic acid, twenty percent (20%) formaldehyde,
or ten percent (10%) lysol or other product or solution that the
Board may approve. Every owner or manager of a barbershop shall
supply a separate container for the use of each barber, adequate
to provide for a sufficient supply of the above solutions.
b. Each barber shall maintain combs and hair brushes in a clean
and sanitary condition at all times and shall thoroughly clean mug
and lather brush before each separate use.
c. The headrest of every barber chair shall be protected with clean
paper or a clean laundered towel. Each barber chair shall be covered
with a smooth nonporous surface, such as vinyl or leather, that
is cleaned easily.
d. Every person serving as a barber shall use a clean towel for
each patron. All clean towels shall be placed in closed cabinets
until used. Receptacles composed of material that can be washed
and cleansed shall be provided to receive used towels, and all used
towels must be placed in receptacles until laundered. Towels shall
not be placed in a sterilizer or tank or rinsed in the barbershop.
All wet and used towels shall be removed from the workstand or lavatory
after serving each patron.
e. Whenever a hair cloth is used in cutting the hair, shampooing,
etc., a newly laundered towel or paper neckstrap shall be placed
around the patron's neck so as to prevent the hair cloth from touching
the skin. Hair cloths shall be replaced when soiled.