Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Township of Irvington 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622 as Ch. 69, Art. I, of the 1981 Revised Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beauty products, hair braiding and nail salons — See Ch. 180.
Licensing procedure — See Ch. 290, Art. I.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BARBER
Any person who is licensed to engage in any of the practices encompassed in barbering.
BARBERING
Any one or combination of the following practices when done on the human body for cosmetic purposes and not for the treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments and when done for payment either directly or indirectly or when done without payment for the general public:
A. 
Shaving or trimming of the beard, mustache or other facial hair;
B. 
Shampooing, cutting, arranging, relaxing or styling of the hair;
C. 
Singeing or dyeing of the hair;
D. 
Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams to the hair, scalp, face or neck;
E. 
Massaging, cleansing or stimulating the face, neck or scalp with or without cosmetic preparations, either by hand, mechanical or electrical appliances; or
F. 
Cutting, fitting, coloring or styling of hairpieces or wigs, to the extent that the services are performed while the wig is being worn by a person.
BARBERSHOP
Any establishment engaged in the practice of barbering for the public.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622]
No barbershop shall be operated in the Town without the operator thereof having first obtained a license from the Division of Licensing, Department of Revenue and Finance.
[Amended 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622; 11-27-1984 by Ord. No. MC 2757; 8-11-1987 by Ord. No. MC 2834; 12-12-1995 by Ord. No. MC 3027; 12-14-1999 by Ord. No. MC 3134; 8-14-2001 by Ord. No. MC 3176; 10-12-2005 by Ord. No. MC 3306; 12-29-2009 by Ord. No. MC 3413[1]]
The fee for a license for a barbershop, beauty shop or unisex shop, to be obtained from the Division of Licensing, shall be $421 for an initial license and $128 per year thereafter, and such license shall be renewed on or before the second day of January of each year. Such license shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the shop.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Every barbershop in the Town shall be open to the Department of Health for inspection at any time and shall comply with the provisions of this chapter.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 69-4, Barbers' licenses, as amended, § 69-5, Health card required, § 69-6, Health card to be in barber's possession, and § 69-7, Linen suppliers to be approved, which previously followed this section, were repealed 10-23-1984 by Ord. No. MC 2751.
Editor's Note: Original § 69-8, Sanitary regulations, which previously followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
The hour for opening barbershops shall be 8:00 a.m. and the hour for closing the same shall be 8:00 p.m., Eastern standard time (or daylight saving time, when in effect), except:[1]
[Amended 2-11-1997 by Ord. No. MC 3057]
(1) 
Permission is granted for those clients of beauty salons who have entered same prior to the required closing time to remain up until the hour of 9:00 p.m. After 9:00 p.m., all customers must vacate the establishments.
[Amended 9-9-1998 by Ord. No. MC 3098]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 69-9A(1), regarding closing of barbershops on Wednesdays, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. MC 2861.
B. 
All barbershops shall be closed all day on New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas or on those days that the aforementioned holidays are nationally celebrated by federal or state proclamation.
[Amended 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. MC 2861[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It shall be unlawful for any proprietor, manager or other person to open or keep open on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," a barbershop or other place wherein the business of shaving, haircutting or other barbering is carried on within the Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," to do any shaving, haircutting or other barbering in any barbershop or other place of business in the Town.
A. 
The clear interior view of every barbershop or other place wherein the business of shaving, haircutting or other barbering is carried on within the Town shall, on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," be in no way obstructed by a screen, nontransparent glass, shade, blind, door, shutter or merchandise or any other article placed therein.
B. 
The entire interior of every barbershop or other place wherein the business of shaving, haircutting or other barbering is carried on in the Town shall, on the first day of the week, commonly known as "Sunday," be open to full view from the public street.
In the event that any barbershop shall use window lights, illuminated barber pole or any other electrical device or sign used to designate a barbershop, the person in charge of such barbershop shall, at the closing hour specified in § 174-5, immediately disconnect the electric current or any other means used to illuminate the aforesaid devices or signs. In addition thereto, at least one window or door with glass partition shall remain uncovered so that the interior of such barbershop may be fully visible from the outside thereof.
Wherever a screen door shall be used in lieu of a wooden or metal door for the purpose of egress and ingress, such screen door at closing hours shall immediately be bolted from within so as to prevent any person from entering the barbershop.