[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Middletown 11-7-1994; amended 5-4-1998. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate a barbershop or nail, hair, skin, or beauty salon within the City of Middletown without first submitting a complete floor plan of the facility to the Director of Health for approval. The Director of Health or his agent will review the plans for a new or renovated facility and will conduct an on-site inspection for compliance. A fee of $150 is required and shall be payable to the City of Middletown.
All shops, stores or places of business shall be properly equipped to conduct the business of hairdressing and cosmetology. There shall be one wash bowl for each shampoo chair and three operators. Shampoo bowls shall be used for hairdressing and cosmetology work only. A utility sink shall be provided for proper cleansing of instruments. Shampoo bowls, cabinets, combs, brushes, and towels shall be provided by the shop owner and be in good working condition and clean. Booths or working area shall provide 36 square feet as minimum area for each operator employed in the shop. This area shall not include any space devoted to waiting room and other purposes. No dryers shall be placed in any waiting room or in the three-foot passageway, which is the minimum amount of space for passageways that shall be maintained throughout the shop.
No attendant who is affected with any infectious disease in a communicable form shall attend any person without taking appropriate precautions. Attendants shall wash their hands thoroughly with soap and hot water before attending any person. Attendants shall wear clean, washable uniforms at all times. No animals or pets shall be kept in a beauty salon.
All brushes, combs, instruments and applicators shall be cleansed and disinfected after each use. Individual head rest coverings shall be supplied for each person. In manicuring, a clean paper lining for the finger bowl shall be used for each person. Brushes, scissors, clippers, tweezers, combs, rubber discs, parts of vibrators and other utensils and appliances shall be disinfected after use upon any person. No tools shall be left exposed on work stands, but after each use shall be cleansed, disinfected and kept in a clean, closed drawer or cabinet. No towel shall be used for more than one person without being laundered. Clean towels shall be delivered in bags and kept in a clean, closed cabinet or closet. Suitable containers for soiled towels, brushes and combs shall be provided. No powder puff, sponge, neck duster or brush roller shall be used for more than one person. The use of solid soap in common, or for more than one person, is prohibited. All hair dropping upon the floor shall be removed therefrom as soon as possible and in such manner as not to cause a nuisance.
Proper ventilation shall be provided for excess heat and odors. Floors shall have hard washable surfaces in areas where tinting or shampooing is done or where such chemicals as sodium hydroxide, peroxide or thioglycolate are used. Floors shall be maintained in a clean state at all times. Toilets shall meet requirements of the regulations governing plumbing in the public code.
Effective sanitizing solution shall be used for brushes, combs, and other implements.