Section 34-7B-1

Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) APPRENTICE. Any person engaged in learning the practices defined in this chapter including, but not limited to, assisting in the performance of any acts of barbering or cosmetology on the general public under the constant and direct supervision of a person who has held a valid current license issued by the board for at least five years, in a shop licensed by the board.

(2) BARBERING. The occupation of shaving or trimming the beard, cutting or dressing the hair, giving facial or scalp massages, giving facial or scalp treatment with oils or creams or other preparations made for that purpose, either by hand or by means of mechanical appliances, singeing and shampooing the hair, dyeing the hair, or permanently waving or straightening the hair of any living or deceased person for compensation, as performed by a Class 2 barber.

(3) BOARD. The Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.

(4) CLASS 1 BARBER. A person who only does the following in his or her ordinary course of business: Arranges, cleans, cuts, or singes the hair of any person or massages, cleans, stimulates, exercises, or does similar work on the scalp, face, or neck of any person with the hands, or with mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance, or by the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams. Any one or a combination of the following practices, when done upon the human body above the seventh cervical vertebra for cosmetic purposes and not for the treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments, and when done for payment, directly or indirectly or without payment for the public generally: Shaving or trimming the beard or trimming the hair.

(5) CLASS 2 BARBER. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs barbering on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a Class 2 barber. For the purposes of this chapter, the term barber, standing alone, shall be deemed a reference to a Class 2 barber.

(6) COSMETOLOGIST. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs cosmetology on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a cosmetologist.

(7) COSMETOLOGY. Any of the practices generally recognized as beauty culture, hairdressing, or any other designation engaged in by any person who performs such on the general public for compensation including, but not limited to, cleansing, singeing, cutting, arranging, dressing, curling, braiding, waxing, bleaching, weaving, coloring the hair by hand or mechanical apparatus, the use of creams, lotions, or cosmetic preparations, with or without massage, on the scalp, face, arms, legs, feet, or hands, esthetics practices, nail technology, manicure, pedicure, or desairology.

(8) ESTHETICIAN. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs esthetics on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for an esthetician.

(9) ESTHETICS. The practice of performing acts of skin care including, but not limited to, facials, body waxing, makeup, and general esthetics procedures on the general public for compensation.

(10) ESTHETICS/MANICURE. A combination of the practices of esthetics and manicure.

(11) ESTHETICIAN/MANICURIST. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs a combination of the practices of esthetics and manicure on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for an esthetician/manicurist.

(12) INSTRUCTOR. A licensee who teaches in a licensed or registered school of barbering or any branch of cosmetology and completes any applicable requirements for continuing education.

(13) LICENSE. A document issued by the board which entitles the holder to practice the profession listed on the document.

(14) LICENSEE. Any person holding a license issued pursuant to this chapter.

(15) MANICURE. The practice of beautifying or grooming the fingernails, toenails, adding nail tips, extensions, gels, or massaging the hands, forearms, feet, or lower legs of the general public for compensation.

(16) MANICURIST. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs the practice of manicure on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a manicurist.

(17) MANICURE/WAXING. A combination of the practices of manicure and waxing.

(18) MANICURIST/WAXER. Any person, other than a student or apprentice, who performs a combination of the practices of manicure and waxing on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a manicurist/waxer.

(19) NATURAL HAIR STYLING. The practice of cleansing, weaving or interweaving, extending, locking, braiding, or arranging the hair without cutting, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, removing, or chemical treatments.

(20) NATURAL HAIRSTYLIST. Any person, other than a student, who performs natural hair styling on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a natural hairstylist.

(21) SCHOOL. An establishment licensed or registered by the board to teach any or all of the practices of barbering or cosmetology.

(22) SHAMPOO ASSISTANT. Any person who is licensed to perform only the practices of shampooing, cleansing, or applying temporary weekly color rinses to the hair of the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a shampoo assistant.

(23) SHOP. Any place where barbering or cosmetology is practiced. Only a properly licensed person, who is not an apprentice or a student, may operate a shop.

(24) STUDENT. Any person who is engaged in learning any practice regulated by this chapter in a school licensed or registered pursuant to this chapter, and who, as part of the learning process, performs or assists in any practice regulated by this chapter under the immediate supervision of an instructor who is licensed pursuant to this chapter.

(25) THREADING. The practice of eyebrow removal with the use of a loop made of cotton or any other material.

(26) THREADER. Any person engaged in the practice of threading on the general public for compensation, and who shall satisfy the qualifications and licensure requirements provided in this chapter for a threader.

(Act 2013-371, p. 1330, §2; Act 2015-406, p. 1209, §1; Act 2017-300, §1.)