The system of grading the sanitary rating of all barber shops and schools shall be as follows, setting forth areas to be inspected, and the maximum points given for compliance. In cases where barber shops or schools are exempt from specific rules cross-referenced below, the barber shop or school shall receive the maximum points for that listing:

(1)           whether the entrance and waiting area are sanitary                                                                                 2;

(2)           whether there is a water system with hot and cold running water and plumbing or a septic system for removal of sewage                                                                                                                              2;

(3)           whether the walls and floors:

(a)           comply with 21 NCAC 06F .0101(b)(8) for barber schools or 21 NCAC 06L .0103(b) for barber shops                                                                                                                                           9;

(b)           are sanitary                                                                                                                                      7;

(4)           whether the barber shop or school is well-lighted and well-ventilated, with sanitary windows, fixtures, and ventilation surfaces                                                                                                                        3;

(5)           whether the public toilet or lavatories:

(a)           are sanitary and well-ventilated                                                                                                   5;

(b)           have soap and individual towels                                                                                                  5;

(c)           have hot and cold running water                                                                                                 2;

(6)           whether each person working as a barber is sanitary in person and dress                                           1;

(7)           for towels and linens:

(a)           whether there is a supply of sanitary towels                                                                              2;

(b)           whether clean towels are stored separately as set forth in 21 NCAC 06F .0101(b)(12) for barber schools or 21 NCAC 06L .0103(e) for barber shops                                                   3;

(c)           whether barbers have a sanitary hair cloth or cape for clients                                                1;

(8)           whether there is a soiled towel receptacle that meets the requirements set forth in G.S. 86A-15(a)(2)(d)                                                                                                                                                    4;

(9)           for tools and instruments:

(a)           whether disinfectants used by the barber shop or school are selected from those approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency                                                              4;

(b)           whether disinfectants are used according to manufacturer instructions                               4;

(c)           whether all implements are cleaned and disinfected and, when not in use, stored in a tool cabinet as set forth in 21 NCAC 06F .0101(b)(11) for barber schools or 21 NCAC 06L .0103(a) for barber shops                                                                                                            8;

(10)         for working areas:

(a)           whether the work stand is sanitary                                                                                             3;

(b)           whether sinks are sanitary                                                                                                            2;

(c)           whether jars and containers are sanitary and disinfected                                                        1;

(d)           whether the work area is free from equipment that is unnecessary to provide barbering services, and whether articles in the work area are sanitary                                                          1;

(11)         whether the license, permit, or certificate of registration is current and posted as set forth in G.S. 86A-16                                                                                                                                                               10;

(12)         whether the sanitary rules and regulations are posted in a conspicuous place as set forth in G.S. 86A-15(b)                                                                                                                                                              1;

(13)         whether there are sterilizing containers and solutions that are used according to manufacturer instructions                                                                                                                                             20.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 86A-5(a)(1); 86A-15; 86A-16;

Eff. June 1, 2008;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2013;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2018;

Temporary Amendment Eff. May 2, 2023;

Temporary Amendment Exp. Eff. February 9, 2024.