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    Subdivision 1. Terms. For purposes of sections 154.42 to 154.54, and unless the context
clearly requires otherwise, the words defined in this section have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Board. "Board" means the Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners.
    Subd. 3. Cosmetology. "Cosmetology" is the practice of personal services, for compensation,
for the cosmetic care of the hair, nails, and skin. These services include cleaning, conditioning,
shaping, reinforcing, coloring and enhancing the body surface in the areas of the head, scalp, face,
arms, hands, legs, and feet, except where these services are performed by a barber under sections
154.001, 154.002, 154.003, 154.01 to 154.161, 154.19 to 154.21, and 154.24 to 154.26.
    Subd. 4. Cosmetologist. A "cosmetologist" is any person who, for compensation, performs
the personal services, as defined in subdivision 3.
    Subd. 5. Esthetician. An "esthetician" is any person who, for compensation, performs
personal services for the cosmetic care of the skin only.
    Subd. 6. Licensed practice. "Licensed practice" means the practice of cosmetology in a
licensed salon or the practice of an esthetician in connection with medical care in relation to
esthiology in the office of a licensed physician.
    Subd. 7. Manicurist. A "manicurist" is any person who, for compensation, performs
personal services for the cosmetic care of the hands, feet, and nails only.
    Subd. 8. Manager. A "manager" is any person who conducts, operates, or manages a
cosmetology school or salon and who also instructs in or provides any services, as defined in
subdivision 3.
    Subd. 9. Salon. A "salon" is an area, room, or rooms employed to offer personal services,
as defined in subdivision 3. "Salon" does not include the home of a customer but the board may
adopt health and sanitation rules governing practice in the homes of customers.
    Subd. 10. School. A "school" is a place where any person operates and maintains a class
to teach cosmetology to the public for compensation. "School" does not include a place where
the only teaching of cosmetology is done by a licensed cosmetologist as part of a community
education program of less than ten hours duration, provided that the program does not permit
practice on persons other than students in the program, and provided that the program is intended
solely for the self-improvement of the students and not as preparation for professional practice.
    Subd. 11. Instructor. An "instructor" is any person employed by a school to prepare and
present the theoretical and practical education of cosmetology to persons who seek to practice
    Subd. 12. Person. The term "person" may extend and be applied to bodies politic and
corporate, and to partnership and other unincorporated associations.
History: 1981 c 357 s 33; 1983 c 289 s 99,114 subd 1; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 1993 c 204 s 8;
2002 c 387 s 12,13; 2004 c 269 art 3 s 24-28; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 26; 2005 c 27 s 3,9

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