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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 87V: Aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing and manicuring; rules and regulations; examinations; specialty limited licenses

[ First paragraph effective until January 14, 2021. For text effective January 14, 2021, see below.]

  Section 87V. The board shall make such uniform rules and regulations as the board deems proper for the performance of its duties, the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, manicuring, mobile services, the operation of shops and mobile businesses and rules governing the education, experience or examination requirements for applicants for an aesthetician, barber, cosmetologist, electrologist or manicurist licenses. The board shall hold frequent examinations in the greater Boston area and at such other convenient locations as it deems necessary. The board may issue specialty limited licenses within the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetolo gy, electrolysis, hairdressing and manicuring to the extent necessary for the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare.

[ First paragraph as amended by 2020, 358, Sec. 69 effective January 14, 2021. For text effective until January 14, 2021, see above.]

  The board shall make such uniform rules and regulations as the board deems proper for the performance of its duties, the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing, manicuring, mobile services, the operation of shops and mobile businesses and rules governing the education, experience or examination requirements for applicants for an aesthetician, barber, cosmetologist, electrologist or manicurist licenses. The board shall hold frequent examinations in the greater Boston area and at such other convenient locations as it deems necessary. The board may issue specialty limited licenses within the practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing and manicuring to the extent necessary for the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare. Natural hair braiding shall be exempt from the rules and regulations issued by the board.

  Except as may be necessary for the protection of the public health, safety or morals, the board shall not make any rule or regulation restraining the normal and incidental business of a person licensed or authorized by the board by restricting the retail sale of beauty preparations, lotions, salves, toilet articles, jewelry, gift novelties, personal attire and accessories or other articles.

  The practice of aesthetics, barbering, cosmetology, electrolysis, hairdressing and manicuring shall be engaged only in a licensed shop or other location authorized by the board and shall be provided with such instruments, implements and equipment and subject to such sanitary regulations and inspection as said board may prescribe. The board shall promulgate rules and regulations permitting the dual use of a room for massage therapy and cosmetology within the establishment provided the establishment is also licensed as a massage therapy establishment.