Salon Licensing / Cosmetology Licensing

Overview

Improperly performed beauty salon services may cause infection and injury to customers. Every state aims to protect consumers from such harm by enforcing safe practices and monitoring businesses through beauty salon and cosmetology licenses. The licensing specialists at LicenseLogix will work with you to ensure your salon is fully licensed and streamline the process for you to obtain the proper licenses.

Background

The state board of cosmetology generally licenses beauty salons. These state agencies establish health and safety standards for the operation of beauty salons. Individual cosmetologist licenses are awarded by either state examination or reciprocity. Beauty salons often employ individual hairdressers, manicurist, estheticians, and barbers. A prerequisite to a salon application is that all persons employed by a salon must be appropriately licensed by their respective licensing board.

Beauty salon licenses are often based on the location of the business. Some applications require a supervising manager to be named for each salon location. Some states require proof of proper zoning for the salon location. Each state will have a list of required safety requirements for business operation within the salon. The majority of salon licenses expire within one or two years and must be renewed.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

Salons can be penalized by the state for a variety of reasons including operating without a license, employing unlicensed personnel, and violating safety and sanitation rules. The state will often issue fines, or cease and desist orders to the salon. If the salon injures a customer, the business may be liable for civil damages as well.

How we help your business:

  1. Our specialists will help you get organized, get informed and get licensed.
  2. Our flat rate service fee will save you money by taking a time-consuming task off of your desk for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
  3. We will ensure that your application is filed correctly and that you are operating in compliance with the law. Let us do what we do best so your business can do what it does best.

More Resources:

- Cosmetologist and Barber Information


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