Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 851 -- Licensure of Barbers and Cosmetologists

Sponsor:  Wasson

This bill changes the laws regarding the licensure of barbers and
cosmetologists.  In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Increases the minimum required training hours for barber
students from 1,000 to 1,500 and the minimum hours required under
direct supervision for an apprentice barber applicant from 2,000
to 3,000;

(2)  Requires barber instructors to submit at each license
renewal proof of attendance at an approved teacher training
seminar or workshop at least once every two years;

(3)  Requires a barber instructor with an expired license for
more than two years to meet certain training and examination

(4)  Authorizes the issuance of an inactive license for a
licensed barber but prohibits him or her from practicing as a
barber until receiving an active license;

(5)  Clarifies the areas of the body where a cosmetologist can
remove superfluous hair;

(6)  Changes the Class MO-manicurist classification to a Class
NT-nail technician and Class CA-hairdressing and manicuring to
Class CA-hairdressing and nail technology;

(7)  Requires the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
within the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and
Professional Registration to maintain a public register of the
names of all licensees, apprentices, and students;

(8)  Prohibits a licensee from body waxing on or near the genital
areas of a minor without parental consent;

(9)  Changes the training and minimum curriculum hours for nail
technicians, estheticians, and cosmetologists;

(10)  Authorizes the board to recognize student and apprentice
hours toward meeting the minimum requirements for examination for
a period of five years from the date the board issues his or her

(11)  Authorizes certain licensing and renewal exemptions for a
cosmetologist who has been honorably discharged from the United
States armed forces and not renewed his or her license; and

(12)  Specifies that any unlicensed person practicing cosmetology
will be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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