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Subpart 1.

Display of salon name.

Salons located in commercial spaces must prominently display the licensed name of the salon at the primary entrance. Salons located in a private residence must prominently display the licensed name of the salon at the driveway entrance of the home. When local ordinances or real covenants prohibit the signage, the salon must maintain written confirmation at the salon no more than three years old from the official responsible for enforcing the prohibition in an ordinance or documentation of the covenant prohibiting the signage.

Subp. 1a.


The salon must meet applicable building codes, fire codes, and zoning codes as determined by local zoning and building officials and the state fire marshal.

Subp. 2.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 3.

Walls and ceilings.

All walls, ceilings, ceiling fans, light fixtures, vents, and other fixtures must be kept free from dust and dirt and in good repair at all times.

Subp. 4.


All floors must be kept clean and free from hair, nails, skin, wax, liquids, and other debris at all times and be in good repair, free from crevices, cracks, holes, or tears which could collect dirt or debris.

Carpet is not an acceptable floor covering in work areas where services are provided unless the salon's most recent application for licensure was prior to January 1, 2017.

Subp. 5.


The salon's electrical infrastructure must comply with safety standards under Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.35. The salon's use of electrical equipment and appliances must comply with the State Fire Code adopted according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299F.


Outlets must not have more than two appliances or items plugged into them unless a UL-listed power strip is used.


Power strips must have a circuit breaker and be plugged into an outlet and not into another power strip.


Extension cords must be plugged into an outlet and not into another cord, and may be used only for portable appliances according to the appliance's directions.

Subp. 5a.

[Repealed, 44 SR 941]

Subp. 6.

Designated sinks and disinfecting areas.


Each salon must have at least one designated sink for handwashing and cleaning and disinfecting of tools and implements.


The designated sink must not be a restroom sink, water fountain, mop sink, or pedicure tub. A shampoo bowl may not be a designated sink unless the salon has only one practitioner.


Each designated sink must:


have hot and cold running potable water plumbed in;


be equipped with liquid or foam soap, single-service paper or cloth towels, and have a receptacle for discarded towels; and


be of sufficient size to wash the tools and implements used in regulated services offered in the salon.


At least one designated sink in the salon must be immediately adjacent to a disinfecting area with a workspace sufficient to hold the wet disinfectant containers used to disinfect the tools and implements used in the salon.


All licensees practicing in a salon must have continuous access to one or more designated sinks and disinfecting areas within the licensed salon.


Each work area where regulated services are provided must have a sink or must be continuously equipped with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing a minimum of 60 percent alcohol. The hand sanitizer dispenser must be wall-mounted or visible at all times in the work area.

Subp. 6a.



Each salon must have a restroom available in the salon, or in an adjacent common area.


Restrooms must have a sink with hot and cold running potable water plumbed in, toilet, liquid or foam soap, single-service paper or cloth towels or a hot air hand dryer, and a clean waste receptacle emptied daily.


Any hazardous cleaning agents, chemicals, or substances, and any medications located in the restroom, must be kept in locked cabinets not accessible to the public.


Restrooms must be maintained in a clean condition.

Subp. 7.


Salon ventilation must comply with applicable building codes, local ordinances, and state and federal OSHA requirements. If a salon does not have an exhaust system, the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) thermostat fan switch must always be on during business hours.

Subp. 8.

Furniture and fixtures.


All furniture and fixtures in a work area must have a washable covering or finish and be clean and in good repair.


Each work area must have a clean waste receptacle, emptied daily.


Each salon must have at least one readily accessible fire extinguisher maintained annually in compliance with State Fire Code requirements. All practitioners in the salon must be instructed in the location and use of the fire extinguisher.

Subp. 9.

Certain salon types.

Additional requirements for salons located in private residences are under part 2105.0393. Additional requirements for mobile salons are under part 2105.0395. Additional requirements for suite-style salons are under part 2105.0397.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 154.45; 155A.05; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81


10 SR 474; 11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; L 2005 c 27 s 9; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; 38 SR 778; 41 SR 305; 43 SR 347; 44 SR 941

Published Electronically:

March 6, 2020

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes