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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[Repealed, 41 SR 305]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.


Each salon must have a dispensary area used to mix chemicals, mix disinfecting solutions, disinfect or sterilize tools and implements, and store hazardous supplies. Each dispensary must have a clean waste receptacle emptied daily. A dispensary must not be located in a restroom.


The dispensary must be equipped with a sink, single-service paper or cloth towels, liquid or foam hand soap, and a work surface area sufficient to disinfect the salon's tools and implements. A shampoo bowl is not an acceptable sink for this purpose unless there is only one practitioner and one hair station in the salon.


The salon must ensure that all hazardous substances are inaccessible to the public by prohibiting public access to the dispensary or through the use of closed cabinets, and must ensure that a salon employee or a licensee is present whenever hazardous substances are temporarily accessible to the public.

Subp. 6.

Sinks in work areas.


Each work area must have at least one hand-washing sink.


Each hand-washing sink must have hot and cold running potable water plumbed in; be equipped with liquid or foam soap and single-service paper or cloth towels; and have a waste receptacle or hamper for soiled towels.


A shampoo bowl may not serve as a hand-washing sink unless liquid hand soap, single-service towels, and a waste receptacle or closed hamper are located at the shampoo bowl. A pedicure tub must not serve as a hand-washing sink.

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.

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

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2018