North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 88B Cosmetic Art

  • § 88B-1   Short title
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the North Carolina Cosmetic Art Act. (1998‑230, s. 2.)
  • § 88B-2   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Chapter: (1) Apprentice. A person who is not a manager or operator and who is engaged in learning the...
  • § 88B-3   Creation and membership of the Board; term of office; removal for cause; officers
    (a) The North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners is established. The Board shall consist of six members who shall be appointed as follows: (1)...
  • § 88B-4   Powers and duties of the Board
    (a) The Board shall have the following powers and duties: (1) To administer and interpret this Chapter. (2) To adopt, amend, and repeal rules to...
  • § 88B-5   Meetings and compensation of the Board
    (a) Each member of the Board shall receive compensation for services and expenses as provided in G.S. 93B‑5, but shall be limited to payment for...
  • § 88B-6   Board office, employees, funds, budget requirements
    (a) The Board shall maintain its office in Raleigh, North Carolina. (b) The Board shall employ an executive director who shall not be a member...
  • § 88B-7   Qualifications for licensing cosmetologists
    The Board shall issue a license to practice as a cosmetologist to any individual who meets all of the following requirements: (1) Successful completion of...
  • § 88B-8   Qualifications for licensing apprentices
    The Board shall issue a license to practice as an apprentice to any individual who meets all of the following requirements: (1) Successful completion of...
  • § 88B-9   Qualifications for licensing as an esthetician
    The Board shall issue a license to practice as an esthetician to any individual who meets all of the following requirements: (1) Successful completion of...
  • § 88B-10   Qualifications for licensing manicurists
    The Board shall issue a license to practice as a manicurist to any individual who meets all of the following requirements: (1) Successful completion of...
  • § 88B-11   Qualifications for licensing teachers
    (a) Applicants for any teacher's license issued by the Board shall meet all of the following requirements: (1) Possession of a high school diploma or...
  • § 88B-12   Temporary employment permit; extensions; limits on practice
    (a) The Board shall issue a temporary employment permit to an applicant for licensure as an apprentice, cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist who meets all of...
  • § 88B-13   Applicants licensed in other states
    (a) The Board shall issue a license to an applicant licensed as an apprentice, cosmetologist, esthetician, or manicurist in another state if the applicant shows:...
  • § 88B-14   Licensing of cosmetic art shops
    (a) The Board shall issue a license to operate a cosmetic art shop to any applicant who submits a properly completed application, on a form...
  • § 88B-15   Practice outside cosmetic art shops
    (a) Any individual licensed under this Chapter may visit the residences of individuals who are sick or disabled and confined to their places of residence...
  • § 88B-16   Licensing cosmetic art schools
    (a) The Board shall issue a license to any cosmetic art school that submits a properly completed application, on a form approved by the Board,...
  • § 88B-17   Bond required for private cosmetic art schools
    (a) Each private cosmetic art school shall provide a guaranty bond unless the school has already provided a bond or an alternative to a bond...
  • § 88B-18   Examinations
    (a) Repealed by Session Laws 2006‑212, s. 2, effective August 8, 2006. (b) Each examination shall have both a practical and a written portion. (c)...
  • § 88B-19   Expired school credits
    No credit shall be approved by the Board if five years or more have elapsed from the date a person enrolled in a cosmetic art...
  • § 88B-20   Fees required
    (a) The Board may charge the applicant the actual cost of preparation, administration, and grading of examinations for cosmetologists, apprentices, manicurists, estheticians, or teachers, in...
  • § 88B-21   Renewals; expired licenses; inactive status
    (a) Each license to operate a cosmetic art shop shall be renewed on or before the first day of February of each year. As provided...
  • § 88B-22   Licenses required; criminal penalty
    (a) Except as provided in this Chapter, no person may practice or attempt to practice cosmetic art for pay or reward in any form, either...
  • § 88B-23   Licenses to be posted
    (a) Every apprentice, cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, and teacher licensed under this Chapter shall display the certificate of license issued by the Board within the shop...
  • § 88B-24   Revocation of licenses and other disciplinary measures
    The Board may restrict, suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue, renew, or reinstate any license for any of the following: (1) Conviction of a felony...
  • § 88B-25   Exemptions
    The following persons are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter while engaged in the proper discharge of their professional duties: (1) Undertakers and funeral...
  • § 88B-26   Rules to be posted
    (a) The Board shall furnish a copy of its rules relating to sanitary management of cosmetic art shops and cosmetic art schools to each shop...
  • § 88B-27   Inspections
    Any inspector or other authorized representative of the Board may enter any cosmetic art shop or school to inspect it for compliance with this Chapter...
  • § 88B-28   Restraining orders
    The Board, the Department of Health and Human Services, or any county or district health director may apply to the superior court for an injunction...
  • § 88B-29   Civil penalties
    (a) Authority to Assess Civil Penalties. In addition to taking any of the actions permitted under G.S. 88B‑24, the Board may assess a civil penalty...