21 NCAC 06L .0103          EQUIPMENT

(a)  Each barber shall have a cabinet for barbering equipment. The cabinets shall be constructed of material that may be cleaned.

(b)  Each shop shall have smooth finished walls and floors.

(c)  Each barber chair shall be covered with a smooth, non-porous surface, such as vinyl or leather, which is easily cleaned as required by G.S. 86A-15(a)(2)(c).

(d)  Each shop shall have within the shop or building functioning toilet facilities for employees and patrons.

(e)  Each barber shop shall have a cabinet, or other method of storage, such that clean towels are stored separate from used towels.

(f)  In addition to the requirements of Paragraph (d) of this Rule, barber shops that are permitted on or after January 1, 1995 or undergo structural renovations after that date, shall have within the shop or building a hand-washing sink or lavatory for patrons with hot and cold water, soap, and disposable towels.

(g)  Where a barber shop is located within a shop licensed by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, the toilet facility and sink may be shared with the cosmetology shop.

(h)  Paragraphs (a), (d), and (f) of this Rule do not apply to barber shops operated by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice.

(i)  All equipment and tools used in the practice of barbering as set forth in G.S. 86A-2 shall be suitable for the safe cutting of hair and shall be maintained in a sanitary and good operating condition as required by G.S. 86A-15(a)(2).

(j)  The solutions and containers required by G.S. 86A-15(a)(2)(a) shall be located at the backstand identified in Rule .0102(b) of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 86A-5; 86A-13; 86A-15;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 8, 1978;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013; September 1, 2009; June 1, 2008; January 1, 1995; May 1,

1989; March 1, 1983;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2022; April 1, 2018.