P E N N S Y L V A N I A
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Edward G. Rendell
Acting Secretary of
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STATE BO ARD OF
N E W S LE T T E R
Beauty Culture Law
Meet Acting Secretary Ramos
Current Licensee Counts
Board telephone: (717) 783-7130
Important Notice...Amendment to Beauty Culture Law
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN CUTICLE CLIPPING BE PERFORMED
WITHIN A LICENSED SHOP?
Effective with the January 1987 examination administration, cuticle
clipping was removed from the cosmetologist and manicurist
practical examinations. This action was taken to prevent injury to
models by nervous candidates. Cuticle clipping may be taught by
schools of cosmetology and may be performed within licensed
cosmetology and manicurist shops by licensed cosmetologists and
ARE LICENSEES PERMITTED TO WEAR SANDALS
WHILE WORKING IN A SHOP?
The State Board of Cosmetology has no regulations concerning
dress code in a licensed shop. It is incumbent upon each shop
owner to establish any dress code they deem appropriate for their
I PLAN TO MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE. WHAT
WOULD I NEED TO DO TO GET A LICENSE
Each state has its own licensing requirements. You would need to
contact the state licensing board where you wish to obtain a li-
cense to find out what their requirements are.
DO I NEED TO DISPLAY MY INDIVIDUAL COSME-
TOLOGIST LICENSE IN MY EMPLOYING SHOP?
Because individual licenses bear the licensee home address, it is
permissible for shop owners to place licenses in a notebook and
maintain the notebook at the reception desk as long as this
information is available for inspection upon request.
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