[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield as Secs. 6-7-1 through 6-7-8 of the Code of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Massage parlors — See Ch. 102.
It hereby is declared that the operation of barbershops and beauty salons, as defined herein, is a business affecting the public health, safety and welfare.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
- BARBERSHOP AND BEAUTY SALON
- An establishment where human hair is cut or styled; where beards are shaved or trimmed; where human hair is waved, straightened, singed, set, bleached, removed, colored or tinted; and/or where facials, manicuring or cosmetic hand or fingernail care is provided.
- A person who carries out any of the procedures listed in the definition of barbershop and beauty salon.
All operators in a barbershop or a beauty salon shall have and display an appropriate current license or registration from the State of Connecticut.
Any place where barbering or hairdressing is carried out shall have and display a current license as a barbershop or beauty salon.
Application for a license to operate a barbershop or beauty salon shall be made to the Director of Health on a form to be supplied by the Director, who shall inspect the establishment for compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
The applicant shall provide a detailed sketch or drawing of the layout of the shop or salon.
The initial licensing fee for a barbershop or beauty salon with one to three stations shall be $30; for four to seven stations, $40; for eight to 12 stations, $50; and for 13 or more stations, $60. Initial licenses shall be in effect for one year from the date issued. Annual renewal fees shall be $30 for establishments with one to seven stations and $40 for those with eight or more stations.
The Director of Health or his authorized agent shall make inspections and reinspections as necessary to enforce this chapter and shall be permitted to enter any establishment licensed or applying for a license under this chapter at any reasonable time.
The Director of Health may deny an application for a license or may revoke or suspend a license for failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter or for any unsanitary condition which, in his judgment, may constitute a hazard to health. No license may be revoked or suspended without due notice and hearing by the Director of Health.
No barbershop or beauty salon shall have any means of entrance to a dwelling place or residence.
All establishments shall be properly equipped to conduct the business of barbering, hairdressing or cosmetology. Washbowls shall be used for barbering, 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 areas shall provide a minimum of 36 square feet for each operator employed in the shop. This area shall not include any space devoted to offices, waiting rooms or other purposes not directly related to provision of service to patrons. Passageways shall have a minimum width of three feet throughout the establishment. No dryers shall be placed in any waiting room or passageway.
No operator who is infected with any infectious disease in communicable form shall attend any person. No person infected with any infectious disease in communicable form shall be attended. Operators shall wash their hands thoroughly with soap and hot water before attending any person. Operators shall wear clean, washable clothing at all times. No animals or pets shall be kept in any establishment.
All brushes, combs, instruments and applicators shall be cleansed and disinfected after each use. Individual headrest coverings or neck protectors 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, razors, 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 workstands 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 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. Solid soap shall not be used in common or for more than one person. All hair droppings upon the floor shall be removed therefrom as soon as possible and in such manner as not to cause 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 chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, peroxide or thioglycolate are used. Floors shall be maintained in a clean state at all times. Toilets shall meet the requirements of the regulations governing plumbing in the Public Health Code.
Any of the following methods of disinfection may be used in a container sufficiently large to disinfect all tools:
Solutions of other chemicals may be used in the same manner, provided that the disinfecting ingredient shall be equal in potency to a five-percent carbolic acid solution as determined by the phenol coefficient method. All instruments and accessories so disinfected shall be rinsed thoroughly in clean flowing tap water before use.
Any person who fails to comply with any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for each day such violation continues.