SCS/SB 227 - This act provides that the practice of cosmetology and the practice of the occupation of a barber do not include hair braiding, as defined in the act. In order to practice hair braiding for compensation, a person shall register with the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners and pay a fee of not more than $20. Registration is valid for 2 years, and the renewal fee shall be no more than $20.
The Board shall provide persons registering as hair braiders with a mandatory instructional video no more than two hours in length.
A person who registers as a hair braider shall post a copy of his or her certificate of registration in a conspicuous place at his or her place of business. If the registrant is operating outside of his or her place of business he or she shall provide the client or customer with a copy of his or her certificate of registration.
The Board may inspect the registrant's place of business to ensure that he or she is not operating outside the scope of practice of hair braiding. If a registrant is found to be operating outside the scope of practice of hair braiding the board may suspend or revoke the registrant's certificate of registration.
This act is similar to SCS/HCS/HB 230 (2017) and HB 1770 (2016) and to provisions contained in HCS/SB 125 (2017).