TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

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

SECTION 5-10-8


§ 5-10-8 Issuance of licenses – Qualifications of applicants.

(a) The division shall issue licenses to persons engaged in, or desiring to engage in, the practice of barbering, hairdressing and cosmetic therapy and/or manicuring or esthetics and for instructing in any approved school of barbering or hairdressing and cosmetic therapy and manicuring or esthetics; provided, that no license shall be issued to any person under this chapter unless the applicant for the license:

(1) Is at least eighteen (18) years of age;

(2) Is a citizen of the United States of America or has legal entry into the country;

(3) Is of good moral character;

(4) Is a high school graduate or holds the equivalent;

(5) Has satisfactorily completed the course of instruction in an approved school of barbering, hairdressing and cosmetic therapy and/or manicuring or esthetics;

(6) Has satisfactorily passed a written and a practical examination approved by the division to determine the fitness of the applicant to receive a license; and

(7) Has complied with § 5-10-10 and any other qualifications that the division prescribes by regulation.

(b) Notwithstanding the provision of subdivision (a)(4), on and after July 1, 1997, an applicant seeking licensure as a barber must be a high school graduate or hold the equivalent.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1926, ch. 765, § 3; P.L. 1927, ch. 1026, § 1; P.L. 1936, ch. 2362, § 3; P.L. 1938, ch. 2585, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 263, § 3; P.L. 1942, ch. 1229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-10-8; P.L. 1974, ch. 246, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 181, art. 53, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 378, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 289, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 43, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 165, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 141, art. 20, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 489, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 491, § 1.)