For the purposes of this chapter and the regulations of the board, each separate location at which the practice of barbering or any part thereof is taught shall be considered to be a barber college, and a separate certificate shall be required for each. However, facilities at which the practice of barbering or any part thereof is taught which are operated or maintained by a college in the same central area as the main establishment of the college shall not be deemed for the purposes of this chapter to be a separate college. No such facility shall be operated or maintained by a college until and unless each has been inspected and approved by the board in the same manner as is required before a certificate to operate a college may be issued, the fee prescribed by this chapter paid, and a certificate to operate and maintain the particular facility is issued by the board.
In considering whether the establishment of a new barber college in a particular area will be detrimental to the public welfare, the board shall consider the need for barber college facilities or additional barber college facilities, as the case may be, in the community where the proposed barber college is to be located, giving particular consideration to:
(1) The economic character of the community.
(2) The adequacy of existing barbershops and barber colleges in that community.
(3) The ability of the community to support the proposed barber college.
(4) The character of adjacent communities and the extent to which the establishment of the proposed barber college would draw patrons from such adjacent communities.
(5) The social and economic effect of the establishment of a barber college on the community where it is proposed to be located and on the adjacent communities.
(6) The expressed opinion of the registered barbers in the area of the proposed college, as evidenced in person or by written petition to the board.
No barber college shall be approved by the board unless it requires as a prerequisite to graduation a course or instruction of not less than 1,000 hours. The board shall approve all hours of instruction given by any of the state educational institutions and schools.
The course of instruction shall include the following subjects: Scientific fundamentals of barbering, hygiene and bacteriology; history of the head, face and neck; elementary chemistry as it relates to sterilization and asepsis; diseases of the skin and hair glands; and the massaging and manipulation of the muscles of the body above the seventh cervical vertebra; hair cutting and shaving; and the arranging, dressing, coloring, bleaching, and tinting of the hair.
Last modified: May 3, 2021