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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 87II: Aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing and manicuring; penalty for illegal representation or practice

[ First paragraph effective until July 1, 2016. For text effective July 1, 2016, see below.]

  Section 87II. Whoever engages in or follows, acts as an instructor of or attempts to engage in or follow the occupation of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing or manicuring, unless duly licensed by the board, and whoever conducts or attempts to conduct a shop, or school, not so licensed, and whoever violates any provision of sections 87T to 87HH, inclusive, or any rule or regulation made under the authority thereof, shall, in addition to any other penalty prescribed or authorized by said sections, be subject to penalties as proscribed in sections 61 to 65E, inclusive. Upon notice from the board, the board of health or equivalent authority of the several cities and towns of the commonwealth shall terminate any general authorization to conduct business given to a shop or school not licensed by the board.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2016, 133, Sec. 88 effective July 1, 2016. See 2016, 133, Sec. 203. For text effective until July 1, 2016, see above.]

  Whoever engages in or follows, attempts to engage in or follow or acts as an instructor of the occupation of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing or manicuring, without being duly licensed by the board and whoever conducts or attempts to conduct a shop or school without a license or a mobile business without authorization by the board and whoever violates sections 87T to 87HH, inclusive, shall, in addition to any other penalty prescribed or authorized by said sections 87T to 87HH, inclusive, be subject to penalties under sections 61 to 65E, inclusive. Upon notice from the board, the board of health or any equivalent authority of a city or town shall terminate a general authorization to conduct business given to such shop, school or mobile business.

  No person shall engage in the practice of electrolysis or hold oneself out as a practitioner of or being able to practice electrolysis unless that person is duly licensed by the board or is a qualified physician licensed under the laws of the commonwealth.