Statistically speaking, there is a record of almost eighty thousand salons in the country. And when we speak of their revenue, it can be estimated to a whopping sixteen billion US dollars in a year. Employing at least ten people in one salon, all of them, including the owner should be able to comply with the rules and regulations, or what they also call the salon laws stipulated by the governing bodies of their state.
Knowing the first three most important Salon Laws
1. Sanitation. Every salon in the country must comply with the proper sanitization required. You start by applying for a sanitation card rating from the state’s board. These people will normally make a surprise visit to your salon and often disguises themselves as customers. Your salon will be graded by the following factors:
If the employees are keeping their hands cleaned on or before working on a client.
- Proper disposal of items used.
- Proper disinfection of items that is not disposable.
- Having a decent comfort room for clients.
- If the salon have proper ventilation.
- The quantity of the materials available.
- If your supplies are properly sealed / closed after using.
- Proper items for first aid.
- Overall look / aesthetical value of the entire salon.
2. Keep your licenses to date. All of your employees should be fit to the kind of work that they are handling. It is not enough that employees are knowledgeable about the job that they have, but they must also possess the proper license to handle the job. There are classes / courses that you can take in order to get a license from a specific field. Please refer to the guidelines below:
Hours to complete per field of expertise:
- Cosmetology – 1,500 hours.
- Manicure & Pedicure – 300 hours.
- Esthetician – 600 hours.
*These will vary from state to state.
After successfully completing the required number of hours for training, you may receive your license, should you meet the level of standards. Also, being in the field of making people beautiful, you must take additional courses every now and then which will help you know the current trend in cosmetology, hair dressing and the newest tools and products being used.
3. Stay within your scope of practice. Depending on the state you are working on, it is important to be knowledgeable about the certain procedures that cannot be done in a salon. To give you a typical example to this is – salons in North Carolina should not administer the use of permanent make up. There may be more to this, but just to be sure, check with your local state in order to be safe when working on procedures in your salon.
These are the top 3 most important salon laws that should be followed.