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2110.0010 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them, unless their context clearly requires otherwise.

Subp. 2.

Accommodate or to be accommodated.

"Accommodate" or "to be accommodated" means the maximum number of students present on the school premises at any one time and for which the school has the required physical and program resources. In most cases this will be the maximum number of students.

Subp. 2a.

Active license.

"Active license" means a current license that has not expired and is not retired.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 3a.

Advanced exfoliation.

"Advanced exfoliation" means a cosmetic procedure removing epidermal cells through manual, mechanical, or chemical means.

Subp. 3b.

Advanced extraction.

"Advanced extraction" means extractions performed using lancets or needles.

Subp. 4.


"Advertising" means any written or graphic representation designed to elicit enrollment or the sale of goods or services and includes signs, displays, circulars, business cards, brochures, and recruitment materials; in print, on air, or online.

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 5a.

Basic exfoliation.

"Basic exfoliation" means the removal of dead skin cells in the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis through manual or chemical means.

Subp. 5b.

Basic extraction.

"Basic extraction" means extractions performed using gloved fingers, cotton swabs, or comedone extractors.

Subp. 6.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 7.


"Board" means the Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.

Subp. 8.


"Clean" means free from all soil, dirt, and debris, and washed with soap and water or a cleaning agent, and then rinsed.

Subp. 9.


"Clinic" means the portion of a cosmetology school where cosmetology services performed by students are offered to the public for compensation.

Subp. 10.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 11.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 12.


"Compensation" means a monetary or nonmonetary remuneration for services.

Subp. 13.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 13a.


"Disinfect" means the use of an antimicrobial pesticide that eliminates harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses on nonporous surfaces.

Subp. 13b.


"Disinfectant" means an antimicrobial pesticide that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in a hospital setting and is a bactericide, virucide, and fungicide.

Subp. 14.


"Dispensary" means a physical location or area in a salon or school where products, chemicals, and disinfectants are prepared, measured, mixed, portioned, or disposed of, and where tools and implements are cleaned and disinfected or sterilized.

Subp. 15.


"Documentation" means a signed, notarized statement attesting the truth of the facts stated in it.

Subp. 15a.

Electrical energy treatments.

"Electrical energy treatments" means advanced practice esthetic services for the cosmetic care of the skin that use electrical energy as applied by skin care equipment used on the epidermal layer. Electrical energy treatments use light, direct current, indirect current, or sound energy, but do not include laser as identified in Minnesota Statutes, section 147.081, subdivision 3, as the practice of medicine.

Subp. 16.


"Evidence" means written proof.

Subp. 16a.


"Extraction" means the cosmetic technique of removing impactions and comedones from follicles.

Subp. 17.

Good repair.

"Good repair" means that an item is clean, with no holes, frayed wires, or tears in coverings, and fully operational for the purpose intended.

Subp. 17a.

Hair braiding.

"Hair braiding" means a natural form of hair manipulation that results in tension on hair strands by beading, braiding, cornrowing, extending, lacing, locking, sewing, twisting, weaving, or wrapping human hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and/or hair extensions into a variety of shapes, patterns, and textures (predominantly by hand and/or by simple braiding devices), and maintenance thereof. Hair braiding includes what is commonly known as "African-style hair braiding" or "natural hair care" but is not limited to any particular cultural, ethnic, racial, or religious forms of hair styles. Hair braiding includes the making of customized wigs from natural hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and/or hair extensions. Hair braiding includes the use of topical agents such as conditioners, gels, moisturizers, oils, pomades, and shampoos. Hair braiding does not involve the use of penetrating chemical hair treatments, chemical hair coloring agents, chemical hair straightening agents, chemical hair joining agents, permanent wave styles, or chemical hair bleaching agents applied to growing human hair.

Subp. 17b.

[Repealed, 44 SR 941]

Subp. 17c.

[Repealed, 44 SR 941]

Subp. 17d.


"Hazardous" means a hazardous substance or harmful physical agent as defined under part 5206.1500, subpart 6, or any substance defined as hazardous in Code of Federal Regulations, title 29, part 1910.1200.

Subp. 17e.


"Homebound" means an individual lacks the physical or intellectual capacity for independent transportation, and is unable to travel independently to a licensed salon.

Subp. 18.

Licensed services.

"Licensed services" means those services defined as the practice of cosmetology under Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.23, subdivision 3.

Subp. 18a.

Lymphatic drainage.

"Lymphatic drainage" means a procedure using a light rhythmic pressure applied by manual or other means to the skin using specific lymphatic manipulations to promote drainage of the lymphatic fluid through the tissue.

Subp. 18b.


"Operator" means a standard license for a practitioner and not a manager license.

Subp. 18c.

Porous material.

"Porous material" means a material that absorbs liquid or allows liquid to penetrate.

Subp. 18d.

Simple braiding devices.

"Simple braiding devices" include clips, combs, curlers, curling irons, hairpins, rollers, scissors, needles, and thread.

Subp. 19.

[Repealed, 41 SR 305]

Subp. 20.

Unregulated service.

"Unregulated service" means those services not defined as the practice of cosmetology under Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.23, subdivision 3, and that are exempt from regulation by the board. Unregulated services are ear piercing; body art; body painting; henna tattoos and permanent tattoos; eyebrow embroidery; eyebrow microblading; permanent hair removal; permanent makeup; tanning by UV radiation and spray tanning units; injectables; services for theatrical, television, film, fashion, photography, or media productions; media appearances; mortuary services; massage; body wraps and lymphatic drainage when performed by a massage therapist; the practice of medicine as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 147.081, subdivision 3; hair braiding, hair braiding services, and hair braiders, as defined in subparts 17a to 17c; and threading as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.23, subdivision 13. Ordinances by local units of government that prohibit hair braiding, hair braiding services, or hair braiders, as defined in subparts 17a to 17c, or regulate any matter relating to licensing, testing, or training of hair braiding, hair braiding services, or hair braiders are preempted by this part.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.389; 45.023; 154.22; 154.24; 154.45; 154.47; 154.48; 155A.05; 155A.08; 155A.09; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2014 c 169 s 4; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81; L 2017 1Sp4 art 2 s 64


L 1983 c 289 s 114 subd 1; L 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 10 SR 474; 11 SR 389; 13 SR 1056; 22 SR 594; L 2005 c 27 s 9; 30 SR 1248; L 2009 c 78 art 6 s 26; L 2013 c 85 art 5 s 49; 39 SR 393; 41 SR 305; 42 SR 589; 43 SR 347; 44 SR 941

Published Electronically:

March 6, 2020

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