Required Equipment for Cosmetology Salons

Requirements for All Salons

In addition to complying with the general health and safety requirements, salons of all types must have the following:

Facility Requirements

  • Flooring that is non-porous or absorbent in all areas where cosmetology services are offered
    • includes restrooms and areas where chemicals are mixed or where water may splash
    • anti-slip floor coverings are exempt from this requirement
  • Sink with hot and cold running water
  • At least one restroom located on or near the premises of the establishment
    • For public safety, chemical supplies may not be stored in the restroom.

Equipment

  • A suitable receptacle for used towels/linen
  • A wet disinfectant soaking container, large enough to fully immerse tools and implements
  • A clean, dry, debris-free storage area
  • At least one covered trash container
  • Adequate ventilation, air filtration, and input of fresh air to keep chemical fumes away from the public area
  • If providing manicure or pedicure nail services, an autoclave, dry heat sterilizer or ultraviolet sanitizer

Signage

Cosmetology schools must display in a conspicuous place clearly visible to the public:

Laws and Rules Book

Per section 83.22 of the Cosmetology Administrative Rules, beauty salons and shops must obtain a copy of the current Cosmetology Laws and Rules Book. The fee for each copy is $14. This book must be available for reference in your place of business at all times.

You must comply with all applicable cosmetology and/or barbering laws and rules, paying special note to the health and safety requirements and the Responsibilities of Beauty Salons, Mini-Salons, Specialty Salons, Dual Shops, Mini-Dual Shops and Booth Rentals.


Salons and Mini-Salons

Salons and mini-salons must provide the following equipment for each cosmetology license holder present who provides services:

  • Working station
  • Styling chair
  • Shampoo bowls in a sufficient quantity

Manicure Salons

Manicure salons must provide the following equipment for each licensee present and providing services:

  • Manicure table with light
  • Manicure stool
  • Professional client chair for each manicure station
  • Autoclave, dry heat sterilizer, or ultraviolet sanitizer

Esthetician Salons

Esthetician salons must provide the following equipment for each licensee present and providing services:

  • Facial bed or chair
  • Mirror

Combination Esthetician/Manicure Salons

Combination esthetician/manicure salons must provide the following equipment:

  • Manicure table with light
  • Manicure stool
  • Professional client chair for each manicure station
  • Autoclave, dry heat sterilizer, or ultraviolet sanitizer
  • Manicure table with light
  • Manicure stool
  • Professional client chair for each manicure station

Eyelash Extension Salon

Eyelash extension salons must provide the following equipment for each licensee present and providing services:

  • Facial bed or massage table that allows the consumer to lie completely flat
  • Lamp
  • Stool or chair

Hair Weaving Salons

Hair weaving salons shall provide the following equipment for each licensee present and providing services:

  • Work station
  • Styling chair
  • Shampoo bowls in a sufficient quantity to provide hair weaving services