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§ 4-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 4. Barbers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 4-101
§ 4-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Apprentice barber
(b) “Apprentice barber” means an individual who, under the supervision of a master barber, is learning to practice barbering or to provide barber-stylist services in a barbershop that holds a barbershop permit.
Barber
(c) “Barber” means an individual who practices barbering.
Barber-stylist
(d) “Barber-stylist” means an individual who provides barber-stylist services.
Barbershop
(e)(1) “Barbershop” means any commercial establishment, except a beauty salon, in which an individual practices barbering or provides barber-stylist services.
(2) “Barbershop” includes a mobile barbershop.
(3) “Barbershop” does not include a clinic in a barber school.
Barbershop permit
(f) “Barbershop permit” means a permit issued by the Board to operate a barbershop.
Board
(g) “Board” means the State Board of Barbers.
License
(h)(1) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board to practice barbering or to provide barber-stylist services.
(2) “License” includes, unless the context requires otherwise, each of the following licenses:
(i) a master barber license;
(ii) a barber license; and
(iii) a barber-stylist limited license.
Limited license
(i)(1) “Limited license” means a license issued by the Board to practice barbering as limited in § 4-301 of this title.
(2) “Limited license” includes, unless the context requires otherwise, a limited license to provide barber-stylist services.
Master barber
(j) “Master barber” means a barber who:
(1) has at least 15 months experience as a licensed barber; and
(2) has passed a test approved by the Board.
Mobile barbershop
(k) “Mobile barbershop” means a barbershop that is located in a motor vehicle or a trailer that is designed, constructed, and equipped as a place for an individual to practice barbering and for use as a conveyance on highways.
Practice barbering
(l)(1) “Practice barbering” means to provide to an individual for compensation the service of:
(i) cutting, razor cutting, styling, relaxing, body waving, shampooing, or coloring the hair;
(ii) shaving or trimming the beard;
(iii) massaging the face;
(iv) designing, fitting, or cutting a hairpiece; or
(v) performing any other similar procedure on the hair, beard, face, or hairpiece of the individual.
(2) “Practice barbering” does not include:
(i) the mere sale of wigs or hairpieces; or
(ii) the services performed by an employee under the supervision of a master barber in a barbershop that holds a barbershop permit that are restricted to:
1. shampooing;
2. removal of a hair solution;
3. sterilization of equipment; or
4. similar activities.
Provide barber-stylist services
(m) “Provide barber-stylist services” means to provide to an individual for compensation the service of:
(1) cutting, razor cutting, or styling the hair;
(2) shaving or trimming the beard;
(3) massaging the face; or
(4) performing any other similar procedure on the hair, beard, or face of the individual.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 612, § 2; Acts 1989, c. 613, § 2; Acts 1991, c. 479; Acts 1994, c. 19, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Acts 2015, c. 262, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015; Acts 2016, c. 492, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2019, c. 251, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 56, § 430.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 4-101, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 4-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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