As cosmetics and hairdressing have been regulated by two different bodies for most of their history, inconsistent regulatory requirements and practices have emerged in these two closely related professions. For example, in certain circumstances, cosmetologists may offer services outside of a licensed establishment for a fee; Hairdressers are not allowed. Cosmetology practitioners must undergo regular training; Hairdressers are not subject to similar requirements. Licensee is responsible for verifying that the salon or school where Licensee practices has an active license, and Licensee must continually comply with all applicable provisions of the Minnesota statutes and rules. In a letter dated May 19, 2021, the Chair and CEO of the Cosmetology Board of Directors stated that the Board is open to changes that the Office recommends to the licensing structure. In the letter, they said the council recommends that lawmakers establish an advisory committee to facilitate the development of such changes. They also said the board supported the OLA`s recommendation that lawmakers only allow one type of salon license. In addition, the Executive Director of the Board of Barber Examiners stated in a letter dated May 20, 2021 that he and the Chair of the Board support the OLA`s recommendation that legislators allow reciprocity between cosmetic and hairdressing products and clarify the areas of activity of beauticians and hairdressers. In addition, representatives of the cosmetics and hairdressing associations stated in their letters that they did not support the amalgamation of the councils.
Instructor – a person employed by a school to teach theoretical and practical cosmetology to future beauticians. The instructor must hold an active operator or manager licence. The practice of eyelash technicians is limited to the application, removal and cutting of natural or synthetic filiform fibers on an eyelash and includes cleaning the eye area and eyelashes. Eyelash extensions do not include dyes, straighteners, perms, bleach, eyebrow applications or other cosmetic services. Under Minnesota`s complex cosmetic licensing structure, some practitioners and institutions must hold multiple licenses. In order for a salon to be licensed, it must comply with all local and state laws. The laws cover infection control, health and safety. The salon must have a licensed manager. The salon must also comply with workers` compensation. Salons must have at least $25,000 in additional professional liability insurance coverage for each claim. The salon must also have a total coverage of $50,000.
The mobile lounge must maintain a business address and inform the board of directors of the location and schedule of the mobile lounge. The Board of Cosmetology Examiners consists of seven members. All positions on the Board of Directors are appointed by the Governor. The board is composed of two beauticians, a private cosmetics teacher, a public teacher from a cosmetics school, a beautician, a nail technician and a member of the public. All members must have an active license and have practiced cosmetics within the last five years. Unlike the program and minimum hours requirements required by Minnesota accredited cosmetic schools for a cosmetologist, cosmetologist, nail technician, or eyelash technician program, you must obtain a certificate of course completion by applying to an accredited Minnesota beauty school as a transfer student in accordance with Part 2110.0705 and meeting and completing the school`s requirements. The applicant must then present the original certificate of completion with the notarized signatures of the principal or owner of the school, documenting the successful completion of the required program and the number of hours of training: 1,550 hours for a beautician; 600 hours for a beautician; 350 hours for a nail prosthetist; and 38 hours for an eyelash technician. If the completed training is more than five years old, a competency course certificate from a Minnesota licensed cosmetic school that is less than one year old must also be submitted. BCE issues a special event licence that allows licensed physicians to provide a very limited number of regulated services outside of an accredited salon (application of hair and makeup and nail polish only). It also issues a home services licence, which allows licensed practitioners to offer any type of regulated cosmetic services in the homes of homebound individuals.
Minnesota regulates cosmetics to protect public health and safety, but some of the state`s requirements may be unnecessary. If the Committee finds that a person has violated a law or rule, he or she may be prosecuted and/or ordered to cease and desist. A licensee with an active or expired Minnesota practitioner`s license who has ceased to practice the cosmetic may apply for a license that does not permit the practice of the cosmetic under Minnesota Regulations, Section 155A.23, Subsection 3. The Commission must invalidate any active licence if a revoked licence is issued for the remainder of the licence cycle. If the practitioner`s license has expired, the applicant must pay the renewal and delay fees required by Minnesota regulations, section 155A.25. Hairdressing and cosmetics regulations have a long history in the state, with historical restrictions on the genders that both professions could serve. Prosecutions and legislative changes have effectively eliminated these differences. “Special Event” means an Event that takes place for purposes other than the provision of Licensed Services, where an Event attendee may receive the limited cosmetic services described in subsection 2105.0410 of Part 2105.0410 in a location outside of an Authorized Salon. This law protects the health of clients and cosmetologists from infections.
This law covers the use of chemicals, appliances, appliances and other cosmetic applications that require special training. The council is responsible for inspecting salons and schools that practice or teach cosmetics. If the inspection reveals that a licensee does not meet the minimum standards, the Board must disclose the risk to the public. State law requires cosmetologists to be licensed. In most cases, practitioners are only allowed to provide services in licensed facilities. In 2020, BCE supervised approximately 32,900 licensed practitioners and 5,350 licensed institutions (including 5,312 salons and 38 schools). The Cosmetology Council has the authority to hire staff to help administer the law, testing and licence applicants. The Commission may also carry out inspections and follow up on complaints. At each special event, the licensee shall provide a sufficient number of brushes, combs, makeup brushes and other equipment equal to the number of persons receiving cosmetic services at the event, so that only disinfected tools and equipment are used on each client.
A beauty school, post-secondary school, or professional association authorized by the board must apply for approval of the core continuing education program on a form provided by the board and submit the lesson plan and learning objectives, qualifications of instructors and course developers, and payment of fees required under Minnesota law. Section 155A.25 if the supplier`s admission fee has not been paid during the current calendar year.