TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-10
Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmeticians, Manicurists and Estheticians

SECTION 5-10-15


§ 5-10-15 Licensing of shops.

(a) No shop, place of business or establishment shall be opened or conducted within the state by any person, association, partnership, corporation, or otherwise for the practice of barbering, manicuring and/or hairdressing and cosmetic therapy or esthetics until the time that application for a license to operate that shop, place of business or establishment for the practice of manicuring and/or hairdressing and cosmetic therapy or esthetics is made, to the division, in the manner and on the forms that it prescribes, and a license, under the terms and conditions, not contrary to law, that the division requires shall be granted for it and a license issued.

(1) No licenses shall be granted to any shop, place of business, or establishment for the practice of hairdressing and cosmetic therapy unless the proprietor or a supervising manager in the practice of barbering, hairdressing and cosmetic therapy, of the shop, place of business, or establishment is licensed and has been licensed as a licensed barber or hairdresser and cosmetician for a period of at least one year immediately prior to the filing of the application for the license.

(2) No license shall be granted to any shop, place of business, or establishment for the practice of manicuring or esthetics unless the proprietor or a supervising manager of the proprietor is licensed and has been licensed as a licensed barber, hairdresser and cosmetician, manicurist or esthetician for a period of at least one year immediately prior to the filing of the application for the license.

(3) The supervising manager shall be registered with the division as the manager of a licensed shop and shall only be registered to manage one shop at a time. The proprietor of the licensed shop and the manager shall notify the division, in writing, within ten (10) days upon the termination of employment as the manager of the licensed shop. The license of the shop shall expire forty-five (45) days after the division is notified by the proprietor if no new manager is registered with the division as the supervising manager of the shop.

(b) All licenses issued under this section shall terminate on the first day of July following the date of issue. The fee for the license is as set forth in § 23-1-54.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1926, ch. 765, § 2; P.L. 1936, ch. 2362, § 2; P.L. 1938, ch. 2585, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 263, §§ 2, 4; P.L. 1942, ch. 1229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-10-15; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 5; P.L. 1974, ch. 246, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 67, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 53, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 390, § 1; 1987, ch. 255, § 1; 1987, ch. 392, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 1.)