(b) Thoroughly washing the tools and equipment in a detergent solution and placing
the rinsed equipment in a container holding a chemical sanitizing agent. Chemical
sanitizing agents acceptable for such uses are those registered for use in interstate
commerce by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. After sanitizing, the
tools and equipment must be stored in a covered container.
(c) Sharp-edged tools must be wiped with a 70% alcohol solution.
(2) When not in use, tools and equipment that are intended to come in contact with a
patron and are capable of storage in a covered container must be stored in a covered
(3) Tools and equipment must be maintained in a sanitary and safe condition and in
good working order.
(4) The reuse of unsanitized finger bowls, common powder puffs, common sponges,
and paper and cotton items is prohibited. Such items must be sanitized before reuse or
must be discarded.
(5) Small items of equipment, including combs, brushes, rollers, clips, pins, head
coverings, caps, permanent waving rods, protectors, and supplies, must be maintained in
a sanitary condition, must be stored in covered containers, and, to minimize the
possibility of accidental, unsanitized reuse, must not be carried about between work
areas on the person of a licensee.
History: 1991 AACS; 2019 MR 21, Eff. November 4, 2019.
R 339.6035 Use or storage of certain items prohibited; use of astringent to
Rule 35. (1) The use or storage on licensed premises of styptic pencils, lump alum, or
drops, washes, and treatments of the eyes is prohibited.
(2) Only powdered or liquid astringent applied on a clean towel, cotton, or gauze may
be used to stop bleeding.
History: 1991 AACS.
R 339.6037 Patron protection.
Rule 37. (1) A clean, fresh paper or cloth towel must be used for each patron.
(2) A headrest of a barber chair must be covered with clean, fresh paper or cloth before
use by each patron.
(3) A hair cloth or cape must be used on each patron. A clean, fresh towel or sanitary
paper or cloth neck strip must be placed around the neck to prevent the hair cloth or cape
from touching the skin.
(4) After being used on a patron, a towel or cloth neck strip must be placed in a covered
container with a hinged door or lid.
(5) Creams and other semisolid substances must be covered when not in use and must
be removed from their containers with spatulas. Fluids or powders used on a patron must
be applied from a bottle or shaker-type dispenser.
(6) A licensee shall wash his or her hands before serving each patron and shall make all
reasonable attempts to prevent the spread of communicable diseases or skin lesions.