CHAPTER 387*

HAIRDRESSERS AND COSMETICIANS, ESTHETICIANS,
EYELASH TECHNICIANS AND NAIL TECHNICIANS

*See Sec. 19a-88b re renewal of certain professional and occupational licenses, certificates, permits or registrations which become void while the holder is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.

Purpose of chapter. 113 C. 563. Cited. 207 C. 674; 242 C. 1.

Table of Contents

Sec. 20-250. Definitions.

Sec. 20-251. Department of Health Services to supervise hairdressing and cosmetology.

Sec. 20-252. Licenses. Examinations.

Sec. 20-252a. Credit for out-of-state training.

Sec. 20-253. License and examination fees. Display of license. Renewal.

Sec. 20-254. License without examination.

Sec. 20-255. Examinations for out-of-state licensees.

Sec. 20-255a. Guest permit to operate at educational show.

Sec. 20-256. Renewal of licenses of persons in armed forces.

Sec. 20-257. License not to be loaned. Aiding unlicensed practitioner.

Sec. 20-258. Inspection of shops. Requirement for operation of shop.

Sec. 20-259. Management of establishments.

Sec. 20-260. Practice by unlicensed person.

Sec. 20-261. Licenses for manicuring.

Sec. 20-262. Schools for instruction. Approval. Change of location or ownership. Minimum curriculum requirements. Election to instruct in certain occupations.

Sec. 20-263. Disciplinary action; grounds.

Sec. 20-264. Appeal.

Sec. 20-265. Penalty.

Sec. 20-265a. Definitions.

Sec. 20-265b. License or permit as an esthetician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action.

Sec. 20-265c. License or permit as an eyelash technician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action.

Sec. 20-265d. License or permit as a nail technician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action.

Sec. 20-265e. License as a nail technician trainee.

Sec. 20-265f. Combination license as an esthetician, an eyelash technician or a nail technician.

Sec. 20-265g. Schools for instruction for estheticians, nail technicians or eyelash technicians.

Sec. 20-265h. Requirements for management of spas or salons.

Sec. 20-265i. Construction of chapter re practice of hairdressing and cosmetology or barbering.

Sec. 20-266. Fair practices.

Secs. 20-266a to 20-266f. Nail technicians, generally.

Secs. 20-266g to 20-266m. Reserved


Sec. 20-250. Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Board” means the Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians established under section 20-235a;

(2) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(3) “Department” means the Department of Public Health;

(4) “Hairdressing and cosmetology” means the art of dressing, arranging, curling, waving, weaving, cutting, singeing, bleaching and coloring the hair and treating the scalp of any person, and massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising or beautifying with the use of the hands, appliances, cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, powders, oils or clays and doing similar work on the face, neck and arms for compensation, excluding esthetics, as defined in section 20-265a or any of the actions listed in this subdivision performed on the nails of the hands or feet, provided nothing in this subdivision shall prohibit an unlicensed person from performing shampooing or braiding hair;

(5) “Registered hairdresser and cosmetician” means any person who (A) has successfully completed the ninth grade, and (B) holds a license to practice as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician; and

(6) “Student” means any person who is engaged in learning or acquiring a knowledge of hairdressing and cosmetology at a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter who has successfully completed ninth grade or its equivalent. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to schools conducted by the State Board of Education.

(1949 Rev., S. 4586; February, 1965, P.A. 79; 363, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 822, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 46; P.A. 77-519, S. 1, 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 302, 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 111, 174, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 55, 71; P.A. 84-33, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 62; P.A. 01-195, S. 164, 181; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 12, 58; P.A. 04-221, S. 14; P.A. 05-272, S. 11; P.A. 19-117, S. 204.)

History: 1965 acts added 21-year age requirement and 3-year assistant's license alternative and raised minimum training and experience alternative from 3 years in Subdiv. (7) and added 16-year age and eighth-grade requirement in Subdiv. (8); 1969 act redefined “operator”, clarifying education level required of applicants before and after July 1, 1972, and redefined “registered hairdresser and cosmetician” to allow passing equivalency examination as alternative to tenth grade education; 1972 act changed minimum age requirement for hairdresser and cosmetician from 21 to 18, reflecting lowered age of majority; P.A. 77-519 deleted requirement that person be or intend to become a U.S. citizen in Subdivs. (1), (5), (6) and (7); P.A. 77-614 replaced secretary of the state board of education with commissioner of education and commissioner and department of health with commissioner and department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 deleted definitions of “assistant hairdresser and cosmetician” and “instructor” and defined “board” renumbering Subdivs. accordingly, deleted minimum age requirements for operators, hairdresser and cosmeticians and students, replaced references to females with references to “any person” in Subdiv. (4) and deleted references to holding of assistant hairdresser and cosmetician's license in Subdiv. (6), formerly Subdiv. (7); P.A. 81-471 amended section to clarify that term “manicuring” applies to fingernails, to delete reference to “operator”, to clarify that unlicensed persons may perform facials, eyebrow arching, shampooing and manicuring, to substitute approval of hairdressing schools for licensure and to increase the entry level educational requirements for hairdressing and cosmetology students from eighth grade to ninth grade; P.A. 84-33 amended Subsec. (4) to include pedicures in the definition of hairdressing and cosmetology; P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 amended Subdiv. (4) by deleting “manicuring of the fingernails” and adding “braiding hair”; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4 amended Subdiv. (4) by adding provision re unlicensed person performing manicuring of the fingernails, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 04-221 amended Subdiv. (4) to allow unlicensed person to treat toenails for cosmetic purposes only, effective June 8, 2004; P.A. 05-272 amended Subdiv. (5)(A) by removing provision re equivalency examination prepared by Commissioner of Education and conducted by Department of Public Health; P.A. 19-117 amended Subdiv. (4) by deleting “, and manicuring the fingernails of any person”, deleting “facials, eyebrow arching,” and deleting “, manicuring of the fingernails or, for cosmetic purposes only, trimming, filing and painting the healthy toenails, excluding cutting nail beds, corns and calluses or other medical treatment involving the foot or ankle,” and adding provisions re exclusion of esthetics and actions performed on nails of hands or feet, effective January 1, 2020.

Cited. 113 C. 563.

Sec. 20-251. Department of Health Services to supervise hairdressing and cosmetology. Section 20-251 is repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 4585; 1951, S. 2288d; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

Sec. 20-252. Licenses. Examinations. (a) No person shall engage in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician without having obtained a license from the department. Persons desiring such licenses shall apply in writing on forms furnished by the department. No license shall be issued, except a renewal of a license, to a registered hairdresser and cosmetician unless the applicant has shown to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant has complied with the laws and the regulations administered or adopted by the department. No applicant shall be licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, except by renewal of a license, until the applicant has made written application to the department, setting forth by affidavit that the applicant has (1) (A) successfully completed the ninth grade, (B) completed a course of not less than fifteen hundred hours of study in a school approved in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or in a school teaching hairdressing and cosmetology under the supervision of the State Board of Education, or, if trained outside of Connecticut, in a school teaching hairdressing and cosmetology whose requirements are equivalent to those of a Connecticut school, and (C) passed a written examination satisfactory to the department, or (2) if the applicant is an apprentice, (A) successfully completed the eighth grade, (B) completed an apprenticeship approved by the Labor Department and conducted in accordance with sections 31-22m to 31-22u, inclusive, and (C) passed a written examination satisfactory to the Department of Public Health. Examinations required for licensure under this chapter shall be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board. The department shall establish a passing score for examinations with the advice and assistance of the board which shall be the same as the passing score established in section 20-236.

(b) No person applying for licensure as a hairdresser and cosmetician under this chapter shall be required to submit to a state or national criminal history records check as a prerequisite to licensure.

(1949 Rev., S. 4590, 4591; 1957, P.A. 215; February, 1965, P.A. 363, S. 2; 1969, P.A. 822, S. 2, 3; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 47; P.A. 77-614, S. 302, 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 112, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 56, 71; P.A. 84-173, S. 2; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 98-43, S. 4; P.A. 01-195, S. 165, 181; P.A. 04-221, S. 15; P.A. 05-272, S. 12; P.A. 14-231, S. 37; P.A. 17-112, S. 2; 17-152, S. 1.)

History: 1965 act added 21-year and tenth-grade requirements and 3-year assistant's license alternative and raised training and experience alternative from 3 years; 1969 act amended Subsec. (a) to add education requirements and amended Subsec. (c) to allow equivalency examination as alternative to tenth grade education; 1971 act deleted practical and oral segment of examination in Subsecs. (a) and (c); 1972 act reduced minimum age requirement in Subsec. (c) from 21 to 18, reflecting changed age of majority; P.A. 77-614 replaced secretary of the state board of education with commissioner of education and department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and instructor categories, including Subsecs. (b) and (d) which had contained licensing requirements for those categories, deleted requirement that applicants be “of good moral character”, redesignated remaining Subsecs. (a), (c) and (e) as (1), (2) and (3), deleted minimum age requirements in Subsecs. (1) and (2) and added provisions in Subsec. (2) re health services department's responsibility for administering exams and establishing passing scores; P.A. 81-471 amended section to eliminate reference to operator's license and qualifications, to delete the requirement that equivalency examinations be given concurrently with licensure examinations, to eliminate requirement of training under the personal supervision of a registered hairdresser and cosmetician and to insert a specific requirement of not less than 1,500 hours of study in an approved school and reduce the entry level educational requirement from tenth grade to ninth grade; P.A. 84-173 required examinations for licensure to be prescribed by the department with the advice and assistance of the board and required the board's advice and assistance rather than consent in establishing a passing score; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 98-43 changed education requirement from ninth grade to eighth grade; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 04-221 deleted requirements that department conduct equivalency and licensure examinations, and added provision re training at school outside state; P.A. 05-272 removed provision re equivalency examination prepared by Commissioner of Education; P.A. 14-231 replaced “eighth grade” with “ninth grade”, effective June 13, 2014; P.A. 17-112 designated existing provisions re persons engaged in occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician as Subsec. (a) designator, and added Subsec. (b) re submission to state or national criminal history records check as prerequisite to licensure; P.A. 17-152 designated existing provisions re successful completion of ninth grade, course of study in school and written examination as Subdiv. (1), added Subdiv. (2) re apprentice, and made technical and conforming changes.

Cited. 113 C. 564.

Sec. 20-252a. Credit for out-of-state training. Section 20-252a is repealed, effective October 1, 2004.

(1961, P.A. 300; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 113, 176; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 04-221, S. 40.)

Sec. 20-253. License and examination fees. Display of license. Renewal. License or examination fees shall be paid to the department at the time of application as follows: (1) For examination as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, the sum of one hundred dollars; and (2) for renewal of any hairdresser and cosmetician license, the sum of one hundred dollars. Each person engaged in the occupation of registered hairdresser and cosmetician shall, at all times, conspicuously display such person's license within the place where such occupation is being conducted. All hairdresser and cosmetician licenses, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be renewed once every two years and shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88. No person shall carry on the occupation of hairdressing and cosmetology after the expiration of such person's license until such person has made application to the department for the renewal of such license. Such application shall be in writing, addressed to the department and signed by the person applying for such renewal. The department may renew any hairdresser and cosmetician license if application for such renewal is received by the department within ninety days after the expiration of such license.

(1949 Rev., S. 4591; 1963, P.A. 16; 1969, P.A. 722, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 3; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 78; P.A. 80-484, S. 114, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 58, 71; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 32, 117; P.A. 95-125, S. 4, 6; P.A. 01-195, S. 166, 181; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3, S. 24; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 231.)

History: 1963 act increased fees for renewing license and for license as assistant hairdresser and cosmetician from $2 to $3; 1969 act increased fee for operator's examination from $5 to $10 and for instructor's examination from $5 to $20; 1971 acts deleted practical and oral aspects of examination, increased examination fees for assistant hairdresser and cosmetician from $3 to $10 and for registered hairdresser and cosmetician from $10 to $25 and increased fee for renewal of any license from $3 to $5; P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and to instructor categories, deleted provision re $1 per month penalty for failure to renew license in timely fashion, allowed $10 charge for reexamination which was previously given without charge, replaced December thirty-first expiration date with expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45, allowed late renewals if applications received within 90 days rather than 12 months from date of expiration and deleted provisions governing resumption of practice after having ceased to be a license holder; P.A. 81-471 amended section to delete references to fees and examinations for operators; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 increased the examination fee from $25 to $50 and the annual renewal fee from $5 to $25; P.A. 95-125 eliminated reference to the $2 duplicate license fee, effective June 7, 1995; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-3 changed license renewal from annually to biennially and increased renewal fee from $25 to $50, effective January 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees from $50 to $100.

Cited. 113 C. 564.

Sec. 20-254. License without examination. (a) Any person who holds a license at the time of application as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician, or as a person entitled to perform similar services under different designations in any other state, in the District of Columbia, or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States, and who was issued such license on the basis of successful completion of a program of education and training in hairdressing and cosmetology and an examination shall be eligible for licensing in this state and entitled to a license without examination upon payment of a fee of one hundred dollars. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

(b) If the issuance of such license in any other state, in the District of Columbia, or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States did not require an examination, an applicant who has legally practiced cosmetology for at least five years in a state outside of Connecticut shall be eligible for licensure under this section if the applicant submits to the commissioner evidence of education and experience that is satisfactory to the commissioner and upon payment of a fee of one hundred dollars. Evidence of experience shall include, but not be limited to, (1) an original certification from the out-of-state licensing agency demonstrating at least five years of licensure, (2) correspondence from the applicant's former employers, coworkers or clients that describes the applicant's experience in the state for at least five years, and (3) a copy of tax returns that indicate cosmetology as the applicant's occupation. No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in the context of providing services as a cosmetician.

(1949 Rev., S. 4592; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 79; P.A. 80-484, S. 115, 174, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 59, 71; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6, S. 33, 117; P.A. 03-32, S. 1; P.A. 04-221, S. 16; P.A. 09-232, S. 46; P.A. 10-117, S. 76; P.A. 15-242, S. 29; P.A. 16-66, S. 19.)

History: 1971 act increased fee from $20 to $25; P.A. 80-484 deleted distinction between “assistant” and “registered” hairdressers and cosmeticians, deleted requirement that applicant be “of good moral character” and required that he be “a currently practicing, competent practitioner” for examination waiver to apply and added provisions prohibiting issuance of license to one involved in disciplinary action or unresolved complaint and requiring annual notification of board of number of applications; P.A. 81-471 eliminated reference to licensure as operator; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-6 raised fee from $25 to $50; P.A. 03-32 added persons licensed in a commonwealth or territory as eligible for license without examination and made technical changes; P.A. 04-221 required 1,500 hours of education and successful completion of examination to qualify for licensure without examination, added provisions re experience in lieu of training hours and demonstration of proficiency in English and made conforming changes; P.A. 09-232 eliminated requirement re English proficiency examination, effective July 1, 2009; P.A. 10-117 deleted requirement re completion of not less than 1,500 hours of formal education and training in hairdressing and cosmetology, added provision re completion of program of education and training in hairdressing and cosmetology and deleted provisions re substitution of licensed work experience toward meeting training requirement and re department's annual report to board; P.A. 15-242 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re requirements for applicant issued a license in another state that did not require an examination; P.A. 16-66 increased fees from $50 to $100.

Sec. 20-255. Examinations for out-of-state licensees. Section 20-255 is repealed.

(1951, S. 2289d; 1971, P.A. 468, S. 4; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 80; P.A. 77-519, S. 2, 6; P.A. 80-484, S. 116, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 70, 71.)

Sec. 20-255a. Guest permit to operate at educational show. Any person who is licensed to perform hairdressing or cosmetology services under similar or different designations in any other state or territory or in the District of Columbia or any foreign country may be granted a temporary guest permit by the Department of Public Health to operate at a hairdressing or cosmetology educational show or demonstration limited to hairdressers and cosmetologists licensed by the state of Connecticut. Such permit shall be for the duration of such educational show or demonstration and shall not exceed a period of one week. Each such person shall pay a permit fee of twenty-five dollars therefor and an admission fee to such show or demonstration may be charged.

(1961, P.A. 128; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

Sec. 20-256. Renewal of licenses of persons in armed forces. Any person who held a license to practice hairdressing and cosmetology in this state in October, 1940, or who has obtained a license since that time, and who has not renewed his license to practice hairdressing and cosmetology because of service in the armed forces, shall notify the Department of Public Health in writing of his intention to resume practice, shall set forth by affidavit such information as the department requires and shall be issued the same type of license he last held in this state and may resume practice. In such cases the renewal fee of five dollars shall be waived for the first license issued following discharge from the armed forces.

(1949 Rev., S. 4593; 1951, S. 2290d; P.A. 77-614, S. 323, 610; P.A. 86-403, S. 44, 132; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58.)

History: P.A. 77-614 replaced department of health with department of health services, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 86-403 made technical change; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995.

See Sec. 19a-88b re renewal of license of persons serving in U.S. armed forces.

Sec. 20-257. License not to be loaned. Aiding unlicensed practitioner. Any registered hairdresser and cosmetician licensed under the provisions of this chapter, who rents, loans or allows the use of such license to any person, or who aids or abets the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology by an unlicensed person, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars and shall forfeit such license.

(1949 Rev., S. 4594; P.A. 80-484, S. 117, 176; P.A. 01-195, S. 167, 181.)

History: P.A. 80-484 deleted references to assistant hairdresser and cosmetician and instructor categories and to certificates; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001.

Sec. 20-258. Inspection of shops. Requirement for operation of shop. All hairdressing shops shall be inspected regarding their sanitary condition by the department whenever the department deems it necessary, and any authorized representative of the department shall have full power to enter and inspect any such shop during usual business hours. If any hairdressing shop, upon such inspection, is found to be in an unsanitary condition, the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, shall make written order that such shop be placed in a sanitary condition. No person, other than a person operating a hairdressing shop on May 17, 1982, may operate any hairdressing shop unless such person has been licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician for not less than two years.

(1949 Rev., S. 4587; 1963, P.A. 15; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 81; P.A. 80-484, S. 118, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 57, 71; P.A. 82-215, S. 1, 3; 82-472, S. 83, 183; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 01-195, S. 168, 181.)

History: 1963 act added fee for annual renewal of certificate; 1971 act increased fee for initial certificate from $20 to $50 and for renewal from $5 to $10; P.A. 80-484 replaced December thirty-first expiration date with provision for expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45; P.A. 81-471 replaced provisions re registration procedures for hairdressing shops with provisions requiring that such shops be inspected by the department; P.A. 82-215 required a person to be licensed as a registered hairdresser and cosmetician for not less than two years before such person may operate a hairdressing shop; P.A. 82-472 made technical changes; P.A. 93-381 replaced department of health services with department of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001.

The registration provided for pertains to the place of business itself. 113 C. 564.

Sec. 20-259. Management of establishments. Each hairdressing shop, store or place shall be under the management of a registered hairdresser and cosmetician.

(1949 Rev., S. 4588; P.A. 80-484, S. 119, 176; P.A. 01-195, S. 169, 181.)

History: P.A. 80-484 deleted proviso which had allowed management of shop, etc. by assistant hairdresser and cosmetician for 14 days in three-month period if registered hairdresser and cosmetician is absent; P.A. 01-195 substituted “hairdressing shop” for “such registered shop”, effective July 11, 2001.

Purpose of statute is that the work done shall be under supervision of a person of skill. 113 C. 564.

Sec. 20-260. Practice by unlicensed person. No person may engage in the cutting, styling or arranging of hair in any hairdressing shop, store or place without a license issued under the provisions of this chapter.

(1957, P.A. 392; P.A. 01-195, S. 170, 181.)

History: P.A. 01-195 substituted “no person may engage” for “no person who is not licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall engage”, substituted “hairdressing shop” for “shop”, and substituted “without a license issued under the provisions of this chapter” for “registered under the provisions of section 20-258”, effective July 11, 2001.

Sec. 20-261. Licenses for manicuring. Section 20-261 is repealed.

(1951, 1955, S. 2291d; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 80; 1971, P.A. 37; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 82; 1972, P.A. 223, S. 16; P.A. 77-519, S. 3, 6; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

Sec. 20-262. Schools for instruction. Approval. Change of location or ownership. Minimum curriculum requirements. Election to instruct in certain occupations. (a) Schools for instruction in hairdressing and cosmetology may be established in this state. All applicants for a license as a registered hairdresser shall have graduated from a school of hairdressing approved by the board with the consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. All hairdressing schools may be inspected regarding their sanitary conditions by the Department of Public Health whenever the department deems it necessary and any authorized representative of the department shall have full power to enter and inspect the school during usual business hours. If any school, upon inspection, is found to be in an unsanitary condition, the commissioner or his designee shall make written order that such school be placed in a sanitary condition.

(b) (1) Schools for instruction in hairdressing and cosmetology shall obtain approval pursuant to this section prior to commencing operation. In the event that an approved school undergoes a change of ownership or location, such approval shall become void and the school shall apply for a new approval pursuant to this section. Applications for such approval shall be on forms prescribed by the commissioner. In the event that a school fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection, no credit toward the fifteen hundred hours of study required pursuant to section 20-252 shall be granted to any student for instruction received prior to the effective date of school approval.

(2) The Commissioner of Public Health, in consultation with the Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians, shall adopt a curriculum and procedures for the approval of hairdressing and cosmetology schools. The commissioner shall post such curriculum on the Department of Public Health's Internet web site.

(c) Any approved school for instruction in hairdressing and cosmetology may elect to provide instruction in the occupation of esthetician, nail technician or eyelash technician, as such terms are defined in section 20-265a, provided such school has notified the Department of Public Health of such election prior to commencing such instruction.

(1949 Rev., S. 4589; February, 1965, P.A. 56; P.A. 80-484, S. 120, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 60, 71; P.A. 82-472, S. 84, 183; P.A. 93-296, S. 6, 10; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 10-117, S. 16; P.A. 19-117, S. 205; 19-118, S. 18.)

History: 1965 act increased registration fee from $25 and added Subdivs. (2) and (3); P.A. 80-484 deleted Subdiv. (2) requiring evidence that applicant is of good moral character, renumbering Subdiv. (3) accordingly and replaced December thirty-first expiration date with provision for expiration in accordance with Sec. 19-45; P.A. 81-471 replaced previous provisions re licensure of hairdressing schools with provisions requiring that applicants for licensure as registered hairdressers be graduates of approved schools and authorizing inspections of schools; P.A. 82-472 made a technical change to previous provisions which were superseded; P.A. 93-296 added new Subsec. (b) re approval of schools and change of ownership or location, effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced department and commissioner of health services with department and commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 10-117 amended Subsec. (b) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1) and adding Subdiv. (2) re regulations to prescribe minimum curriculum requirements for hairdressing and cosmetology schools and re curriculum and procedures for hairdressing and cosmetology school approval, effective October 1, 2011; P.A. 19-117 added Subsec. (c) re election to provide instruction in occupation of esthetician, nail technician or eyelash technician, effective July 1, 2019; P.A. 19-118 amended Subsec. (b)(2) by eliminating requirement re adopting regulations and adding provision requiring commissioner to post curriculum on department's web site, effective July 1, 2019.

Cited. 165 C. 516.

Sec. 20-263. Disciplinary action; grounds. The commissioner or a representative designated by the commissioner may investigate any alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter and, if there appears to be reasonable cause therefor, on reasonable notice to any person accused of any such violation, may refer the matter to the board for hearing; may make complaint to the prosecuting authority having jurisdiction of any such complaint or may examine into all acts of alleged abuse, fraud, or incompetence. The board may suspend the license of any registered hairdresser and cosmetician, and may revoke the hairdresser and cosmetician license of any person convicted of violating any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted under this chapter or take any of the actions set forth in section 19a-17 for any of the following reasons: (1) The employment of fraud or deception in obtaining a license; (2) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including alcohol, narcotics or chemicals; (3) engaging in fraud or material deception in the course of professional services or activities; (4) physical or mental illness, emotional disorder or loss of motor skill, including, but not limited to, deterioration through the aging process; or (5) illegal, incompetent or negligent conduct in the course of professional activities. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if the physical or mental capacity of the license holder to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. No license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be revoked or suspended under this section until the licensee has been given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the commissioner.

(1949 Rev., S. 4595; February, 1965, P.A. 47, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 451, 610; P.A. 80-484, S. 121, 174, 176; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-220, S. 4–6; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 01-195, S. 171, 181.)

History: 1965 act substituted “commissioner of health or his representative” for “department”; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of health with commissioner of health services, deleted requirement that representative be designated “in writing”, replaced violations of “this section” with violations of “this chapter” or any regulation adopted hereunder and required notice and opportunity for hearing before revocation or suspension of license or shop registration, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-484 required commissioner to refer matter to board for hearing, removing provision whereby he could take testimony, deleted reference to complaints concerning immorality, allowed board to take disciplinary action rather than commissioner and included actions in Sec. 19-4s as disciplinary actions, extending power beyond license revocation or suspension, added grounds of fraud or deception, drug abuse, etc., physical or mental illness, etc., incompetent or negligent action, etc. and added provisions re physical and mental examinations and re petitions to court for enforcement of orders or actions; P.A. 88-230 replaced “judicial district of Hartford-New Britain” with “judicial district of Hartford”, effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 93-381 replaced commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes, effective July 11, 2001.

Cited. 165 C. 516.

Sec. 20-264. Appeal. Section 20-264 is repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 4596; February, 1965, P.A. 47, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 870, S. 65; P.A. 76-436, S. 431, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 77, 125; 77-614, S. 452, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 50, 127; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

Sec. 20-265. Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of sections 20-252 to 20-263, inclusive, for the violation of which no other penalty is provided, shall, for a first offense, be fined not more than one hundred dollars and, for any subsequent offense, be guilty of a class D misdemeanor.

(1949 Rev., S. 4597; P.A. 81-472, S. 135, 159; P.A. 12-80, S. 124.)

History: P.A. 81-472 substituted reference to Sec. 20-263 for reference to Sec. 20-264, repealed by P.A. 80-484; (Revisor's note: In 1993 obsolete reference to repealed Sec. 20-251 was replaced editorially by the Revisors with reference to Sec. 20-252); P.A. 12-80 rephrased provisions and changed penalty for subsequent offense from a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment of not more than 60 days or both to a class D misdemeanor.

Sec. 20-265a. Definitions. As used in this section and sections 20-265b to 20-265i, inclusive:

(1) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Public Health;

(2) “Department” means the Department of Public Health;

(3) “Esthetician” means a person who, for compensation, performs esthetics;

(4) “Esthetics” means services related to skin care treatments, (A) including, but not limited to, cleansing, toning, stimulating, exfoliating or performing any similar procedure on the human body while using cosmetic preparations, hands, devices, apparatus or appliances to enhance or improve the appearance of the skin; makeup application; beautifying lashes and brows; or removing unwanted hair using manual and mechanical means, and (B) excluding the use of a prescriptive laser device; the performance of a cosmetic medical procedure, as defined in section 19a-903c; any practice, activity or treatment that constitutes the practice of medicine; makeup application at a rented kiosk located in a shopping center or the practice of hairdressing and cosmetology by a hairdresser and cosmetician licensed pursuant to this chapter that is within such licensee's scope of practice;

(5) “Eyelash technician” means a person, who for compensation performs individual eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts or perms and eyelash color tints;

(6) “Nail technician” means a person who for compensation cuts, shapes, colors, cleanses, trims, polishes or enhances the appearance of the nails of the hands or feet, excluding any practice, activity or treatment that constitutes the practice of medicine;

(7) “Salon” and “spa” include any shop, store, day spa or other commercial establishment at which the practice of barbering, as described in section 20-234, hairdressing and cosmetology, as defined in section 20-250, or the services of an esthetician, nail technician or eyelash technician, or any combination thereof, is offered and provided; and

(8) “Shopping center” means a grouping of retail businesses and service establishments on a single site with common parking facilities and containing at least twenty-five thousand square feet of gross building floor area.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 191.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective July 1, 2019.

Sec. 20-265b. License or permit as an esthetician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action. (a) On and after July 1, 2020, except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, no person may practice as an esthetician without obtaining a license or temporary permit from the Department of Public Health under this section or section 20-265f.

(b) On and after January 1, 2020, each person seeking an initial license as an esthetician shall apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department, accompanied by an application fee of one hundred dollars and evidence that the applicant (1) has completed a course of not less than six hundred hours of study and received a certification of completion from a school approved under section 20-265g or section 20-26 or in a school outside of the state whose requirements are equivalent to a school approved under section 20-265g, or (2) (A) has practiced esthetics continuously in this state for a period of not less than two years prior to July 1, 2020, and (B) is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the department under section 19a-231 in the form of an attestation.

(c) The department may grant a license under this section to any person who is licensed at the time of application as an esthetician or entitled to perform similar services under a different designation in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States and who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of (1) a current license in good standing to practice as an esthetician from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory, and (2) licensed practice in such state, district, commonwealth or territory for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the application. Pending approval of the application for a license, the commissioner may issue a temporary permit to such applicant upon receipt of a completed application, the application fee in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and a copy of the current license from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not exceeding one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable.

(d) Any license issued under this section shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 and may be renewed every two years, for a fee of one hundred dollars. No person shall carry on the occupation of esthetician after the expiration of such person's license until such person has applied to the department for a renewal of such license.

(e) No person shall use the title “esthetician” or similar title unless the person holds a license or temporary permit issued under this section.

(f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a physician; an advanced practice registered nurse rendering service in collaboration with a physician; a registered nurse executing the medical regimen under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist or advanced practice registered nurse; a physician assistant rendering service under the supervision, control and responsibility of a physician or a student enrolled in a program at a school in the Technical Education and Career System established under section 10-95.

(g) A person may practice temporarily as an esthetician in this state without a license or temporary permit if such person, at an event such as a professional course, seminar, workshop, trade show, or product demonstration, (1) provides instruction on techniques related to being an esthetician, or (2) participates in the demonstration of the practice of being an esthetician or a product related to such practice as part of such event, provided such person (A) is licensed or certified in the state, territory or possession of the United States or foreign country where such person primarily practices as an esthetician if such licensure or certification is required by such state, territory, possession or foreign country; (B) practices as an esthetician under the direct supervision of a licensed esthetician; (C) does not receive compensation for practicing as an esthetician in this state, other than for providing instruction for such practice to persons in attendance at the course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event; and (D) provides instruction or demonstrates techniques or services related to practicing as an esthetician only for persons enrolled in the course, seminar or workshop or attending the trade show or other event at which such person provides instruction, demonstrates a product or offers such services. Any person or organization that holds or produces a course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event at which estheticians without a license or temporary permit provide instruction, participate in a demonstration or offer services related to the practice of an esthetician shall ensure compliance with the provisions of this subsection.

(h) No license or temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in any state or jurisdiction.

(i) The Commissioner of Public Health may take any disciplinary action set forth in section 19a-17 against an esthetician for failure to conform to the accepted standards of the profession, including, but not limited to: (1) Conviction of a felony; (2) fraud or deceit in obtaining or seeking reinstatement of a license to practice as an esthetician; (3) fraud or deceit in the practice of an esthetician; (4) negligent, incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; (5) physical, mental or emotional illness or disorder resulting in an inability to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; or (6) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including, alcohol, narcotics or chemicals. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his or her physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. The commissioner shall give notice and an opportunity to be heard on any contemplated action under section 19a-17.

(j) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 192.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265c. License or permit as an eyelash technician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action. (a) On and after July 1, 2020, except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, no person may practice as an eyelash technician without obtaining a license or temporary permit from the department under this section or section 20-265f.

(b) On and after January 1, 2020, each person seeking an initial license as an eyelash technician shall apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department, accompanied by an application fee of one hundred dollars and evidence that the applicant (1) has completed a course of not less than fifty hours of study and received a certificate of completion from a school approved under section 20-265g or section 20-262 or in a school outside of the state whose requirements are equivalent to a school approved under section 20-265g, or (2) (A) has practiced as an eyelash technician continuously in this state for a period of not less than two years prior to July 1, 2020, and (B) is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the department under section 19a-231 in the form of an attestation.

(c) The department may grant a license under this section to any person who is licensed at the time of application as an eyelash technician or entitled to perform similar services under a different designation in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States and who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of (1) a current license in good standing to practice as an eyelash technician from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory, and (2) licensed practice in such state, district, commonwealth or territory for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the application. Pending approval of the application for a license, the commissioner may issue a temporary permit to such applicant upon receipt of a completed application, the application fee in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and a copy of the current license from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not exceeding one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable.

(d) Any license issued under this section shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 and may be renewed every two years, for a fee of one hundred dollars. No person shall carry on the occupation of eyelash technician after the expiration of such person's license until such person has applied to the department for a renewal of such license.

(e) No person shall use the title “eyelash technician” or similar title unless the person holds a license or temporary permit issued under this section.

(f) A person may practice temporarily as an eyelash technician in this state without a license or temporary permit if such person, at an event such as a professional course, seminar, workshop, trade show or product demonstration, (1) provides instruction on techniques related to being an eyelash technician, or (2) participates in the demonstration of the practice of being an eyelash technician or a product related to such practice as part of such event, provided such person (A) is licensed or certified in the state, territory or possession of the United States or foreign country where such person primarily practices as an eyelash technician if such licensure or certification is required by such state, territory, possession or foreign country; (B) practices as an eyelash technician under the direct supervision of a licensed eyelash technician; (C) does not receive compensation for practicing as an eyelash technician in this state, other than for providing instruction for such practice to persons in attendance at the course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event; and (D) provides instruction or demonstrates techniques or services related to practicing as an eyelash technician only for persons enrolled in the course, seminar or workshop or attending the trade show or other event at which such person provides instruction, demonstrates a product or offers such services. Any person or organization that holds or produces a course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event at which eyelash technicians without a license or temporary permit provide instruction, participate in a demonstration or offer services related to the practice of an eyelash technician, shall ensure compliance with the provisions of this subsection.

(g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a student enrolled in a program at a school in the Technical Education and Career System established under section 10-95.

(h) No license or temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in any state or jurisdiction.

(i) The Commissioner of Public Health may take any disciplinary action set forth in section 19a-17 against an eyelash technician for failure to conform to the accepted standards of the profession, including, but not limited to: (1) Conviction of a felony; (2) fraud or deceit in obtaining or seeking reinstatement of a license to practice as an eyelash technician; (3) fraud or deceit in the practice of an eyelash technician; (4) negligent, incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; (5) physical, mental or emotional illness or disorder resulting in an inability to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; or (6) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including, alcohol, narcotics or chemicals. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his or her physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. The commissioner shall give notice and an opportunity to be heard on any contemplated action under section 19a-17.

(j) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 193.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265d. License or permit as a nail technician. Requirements. Exemptions. Disciplinary action. (a) On and after January 1, 2021, except as provided in subsection (g) of this section, no person may practice as a nail technician without obtaining a license or temporary permit from the department under this section or section 20-265f or a nail technician trainee license under section 20-265e.

(b) On and after October 1, 2020, each person seeking an initial license as a nail technician shall apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department, accompanied by an application fee of one hundred dollars and evidence that the applicant (1) has completed a course of not less than one hundred hours of study and received a certificate of completion from a school approved under section 20-265g or section 20-262 or in a school outside of the state whose requirements are equivalent to a school approved under section 20-265g, or (2) (A) has practiced as a nail technician continuously in this state for a period of not less than two years prior to January 1, 2021, and is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the department under section 19a-231 in the form of an attestation, or (B) has obtained a license as a nail technician trainee and a statement signed by the applicant's supervisor at the spa or salon where the licensed nail technician trainee is employed documenting completion of the minimum requirements specified in section 20-265e. If an applicant employed as a nail technician on or after September 30, 2020, does not have evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of continuous practice as a nail technician for not less than two years, such applicant may apply to the department for a nail technician trainee license, under section 20-265e, provided such person applies for an initial trainee license not later than January 1, 2021.

(c) The department may grant a license under this section to any person who is licensed at the time of application as a nail technician or entitled to perform similar services under a different designation in another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States and who submits evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of (1) a current license in good standing to practice as a nail technician from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory, and (2) licensed practice in such state, district, commonwealth or territory for a period of at least two years immediately preceding the application. Pending approval of the application for a license, the commissioner may issue a temporary permit to such applicant upon receipt of a completed application, the application fee in accordance with subsection (b) of this section and a copy of the current license from such other state, district, commonwealth or territory. Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not exceeding one hundred twenty calendar days and shall not be renewable.

(d) Any license issued under this section shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 and may be renewed every two years, for a fee of one hundred dollars. No person shall carry on the occupation of nail technician after the expiration of such person's license until such person has applied to the department for a renewal of such license.

(e) No person shall use the title “nail technician” or similar title unless the person holds a license or temporary permit issued under this section.

(f) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a physician; an advanced practice registered nurse rendering service in collaboration with a physician; a registered nurse executing the medical regimen under the direction of a licensed physician, dentist or advanced practice registered nurse; a physician assistant rendering service under the supervision, control and responsibility of a physician; a podiatrist or a student enrolled in a program at a school in the Technical Education and Career System established under section 10-95.

(g) A person may practice temporarily as a nail technician in this state without a license or temporary permit if such person, at an event such as a professional course, seminar, workshop, trade show or product demonstration, (1) provides instruction on techniques related to being a nail technician, or (2) participates in the demonstration of the practice of being a nail technician or a product related to such practice as part of such event, provided such person (A) is licensed or certified in the state, territory or possession of the United States or foreign country where such person primarily practices as a nail technician if such licensure or certification is required by such state, territory, possession or foreign country; (B) practices as a nail technician under the direct supervision of a licensed nail technician; (C) does not receive compensation for practicing as a nail technician in this state, other than for providing instruction for such practice to persons in attendance at the course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event; and (D) provides instruction or demonstrates techniques or services related to practicing as a nail technician only for persons enrolled in the course, seminar or workshop or attending the trade show or other event at which such person provides instruction, demonstrates a product or offers such services. Any person or organization that holds or produces a course, seminar, workshop, trade show or other event at which nail technicians without a license or temporary permit provide instruction, participate in a demonstration or offer services related to the practice of a nail technician shall ensure compliance with the provisions of this subsection.

(h) No license or temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in any state or jurisdiction.

(i) The Commissioner of Public Health may take any disciplinary action set forth in section 19a-17 against a nail technician for failure to conform to the accepted standards of the profession, including, but not limited to: (1) Conviction of a felony; (2) fraud or deceit in obtaining or seeking reinstatement of a license to practice as a nail technician; (3) fraud or deceit in the practice of a nail technician; (4) negligent, incompetent or wrongful conduct in professional activities; (5) physical, mental or emotional illness or disorder resulting in an inability to conform to the accepted standards of the profession; or (6) abuse or excessive use of drugs, including, alcohol, narcotics or chemicals. The commissioner may order a license holder to submit to a reasonable physical or mental examination if his or her physical or mental capacity to practice safely is the subject of an investigation. The commissioner may petition the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enforce such order or any action taken pursuant to section 19a-17. The commissioner shall give notice and an opportunity to be heard on any contemplated action under section 19a-17.

(j) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 194.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265e. License as a nail technician trainee. (a) Any person employed as a nail technician on or after September 30, 2020, who does not have evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of continuous practice as a nail technician for not less than two years prior to said date, may apply to the department for a nail technician trainee license, provided such person applies for an initial trainee license not later than January 1, 2021.

(b) Each person seeking an initial license as a nail technician trainee shall apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department, accompanied by an application fee of fifty dollars. Such application shall include the name and address of the spa or salon where such person is employed and the licensed nail technician who will be the applicant's supervisor. Upon the granting of a license under this section, the licensee may practice as a nail technician full-time or part-time under the supervision of a nail technician licensed under section 20-265d, at a spa or salon managed by a person described in section 20-265h. Such license shall be valid for one year, and shall be renewable once for an additional year, for a fee of fifty dollars. No person shall hold such a license for more than two years.

(c) Any person who has held a nail technician trainee license for at least one year and has obtained a statement signed by the supervising nail technician documenting such nail technician trainee has completed a minimum of twenty hours per week of training in the techniques associated with the licensure of a nail technician and infection prevention and control plan guidelines pursuant to section 19a-231 may apply for a nail technician license under section 20-265d.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 195.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265f. Combination license as an esthetician, an eyelash technician or a nail technician. (a) On and after January 1, 2020, in lieu of applying under section 20-265b, 20-265c or 20-265d for an initial individual license or renewal thereof, a person may apply to the Department of Public Health for a combination license for the practice of two or three of the following occupations: Esthetician, eyelash technician and nail technician. Any such applicant shall apply to the department on a form prescribed by the department, accompanied by (1) either a fee of one hundred dollars if applying for the practice of two of such occupations or two hundred dollars if applying for the practice of three of such occupations, and (2) evidence that the applicant satisfies the applicable requirements set forth in section 20-265b, 20-265c or 20-265d.

(b) Any combination license issued under this section shall expire in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 and may be renewed every two years, for a fee of one hundred dollars. No person shall carry on the occupation of esthetician, eyelash technician or nail technician, as applicable, after the expiration of such person's license.

(c) No license issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in any state or jurisdiction.

(d) The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 199.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265g. Schools for instruction for estheticians, nail technicians or eyelash technicians. (a) Schools for instruction in services provided by estheticians, nail technicians or eyelash technicians may be established in this state. All such schools may be inspected regarding their sanitary conditions by the department whenever the department deems it necessary and any authorized representative of the department may enter and inspect the school during usual business hours. If any school, upon inspection, is found to be in an unsanitary condition, the commissioner or a designee shall make a written order that such school be placed in a sanitary condition.

(b) Any school for instruction in the occupations of estheticians, nail technicians or eyelash technicians, other than a hairdressing and cosmetology school approved under section 20-262 shall obtain approval pursuant to this section prior to commencing operation. Any such school established prior to January 1, 2020, shall apply for such approval not later than July 1, 2020. In the event that an approved school undergoes a change of ownership or location, such approval shall become void and the school shall apply for a new approval pursuant to this section. Applications for such approval shall be on forms prescribed by the commissioner. In the event that a school fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection, no credit toward the hours of study required pursuant to section 20-265b, 20-265c, 20-265d or 20-265f shall be granted to any student for instruction received prior to the effective date of the school's approval.

(c) Any instructor employed at a school approved under this section shall have at least two years' experience in the occupation being taught and shall possess a license in such occupation under section 20-265b, 20-265c, 20-265d or 20-265f, as applicable, or a license to practice such occupation from another state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a commonwealth or territory subject to the laws of the United States.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any school in the Technical Education and Career System established under section 10-95.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 197.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265h. Requirements for management of spas or salons. (a) On and after July 1, 2021, each spa or salon that employs hairdressers and cosmeticians, estheticians, eyelash technicians or nail technicians shall be under the management of a hairdresser and cosmetician registered under this chapter, an esthetician licensed under section 20-265b or 20-265f, an eyelash technician licensed under section 20-265c or 20-265f or a nail technician licensed under section 20-265d or 20-265f.

(b) Any such spa or salon shall be in compliance with the provisions of title 34 if applicable, and any applicable state law concerning the maintenance of payroll records, the classification of employees and the provision of workers' compensation coverage.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 198.)

History: P.A. 19-117, effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-265i. Construction of chapter re practice of hairdressing and cosmetology or barbering. Nothing in sections 20-265a to 20-265h, inclusive, shall be construed to require a person to obtain a license as an esthetician, a nail technician or an eyelash technician in order to practice hairdressing and cosmetology, as defined in section 20-250, or barbering, as defined in section 20-234.

(P.A. 19-117, S. 203.)

History: P.A. 19-117 effective January 1, 2020.

Sec. 20-266. Fair practices. Section 20-266 is repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 4598; P.A. 80-484, S. 175, 176.)

Secs. 20-266a to 20-266f. Nail technicians, generally. Sections 20-266a to 20-266f, inclusive, are repealed, effective July 1, 2001.

(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 54–59, 72; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 56, 58.)

Secs. 20-266g to 20-266m. Reserved for future use.