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§ 507. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: September 5, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 16. Beauty Culture (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 5, 2006
63 P.S. § 507
§ 507. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Affiliation” for purposes of section 1.1,1 means any person who is an owner, a stockholder, a member of the board of trustees or board of governors, any professional employe, or consultant or any nonprofessional employe and any part-time personnel employed by a school of cosmetology.
“Board” means the State Board of Cosmetology.
“Booth space” means the area of a salon in which a licensed cosmetologist or a holder of a limited license provides to a client a service for which a license is required under this act.
“Braiding” means intertwining the hair in a systematic motion to create patterns in a three-dimensional form, inverting the hair against the scalp along part of a straight or curved row of intertwined hair or twisting the hair in a systematic motion, and includes extending the hair with natural or synthetic hair fibers.
“Bureau” means the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Department of State.
“Cosmetologist” means an individual who is engaged in the practice of cosmetology.
“Cosmetology” includes any or all work done for compensation by any person, which work is generally and usually performed by cosmetologists, which work is for the embellishment, cleanliness and beautification of the human hair, such as arranging, braiding, dressing, curling, waving, permanent waving, cleansing, cutting, singeing, bleaching, coloring, pressing, or similar work thereon and thereabout, and the removal of superfluous hair, and the massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising, or similar work upon the scalp, face, arms or hands, or the upper part of the body, by the use of mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliances or cosmetics, preparations, tonics, antiseptics, creams or lotions, or by any other means, and of manicuring the nails, which enumerated practices shall be inclusive of the term cosmetology but not in limitation thereof. The term also includes the acts comprising the practice of nail technology, natural hair braiding and esthetics.
“Department” means the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs in the Department of State.
“Esthetician” means an individual licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology to practice esthetics.
“Esthetics” means the practice of massaging the face, applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams to the face, removing superfluous hair by tweezers, depilatories or waxes and the dyeing of eyelashes and eyebrows.
“Limited license” means a license issued by the State Board of Cosmetology to an individual which permits that individual to engage in the practice of esthetics, natural hair braiding or nail technology.
“Nail technician” means an individual licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology to engage in the practice of nail technology.
“Nail technology” means the practice of manicuring the nails of an individual, applying artificial or sculptured nails to an individual, massaging the hands of an individual or massaging the lower arms of an individual up to the individual's elbow, massaging the feet of an individual or the lower legs of an individual up to the individual's knee, or a combination of these acts.
“Natural hair braider” means an individual licensed by the State Board of Cosmetology to engage in the practice of natural hair braiding.
“Natural hair braiding” means the practice of utilizing techniques that result in tension on hair roots of individuals, such as twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking or braiding of the hair. The term does not include the application of dyes, reactive chemicals or other preparations to alter the color or to straighten, curl or alter the structure of hair.
“School of Cosmetology” includes any individual, partnership, association, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, municipal corporation, school district or any group of individuals however organized whose purpose is to provide courses of instruction in cosmetology or the teaching of cosmetology.
“Tanning units” means equipment that utilizes ultraviolet light for the purpose of cosmetic tanning.

Credits

1933, May 3, P.L. 242, No. 86, § 1. Amended 1949, May 12, P.L. 1285, § 1; 1952, Jan. 14, P.L. (1951) 2047, § 1; 1968, July 20, P.L. 442, No. 208, § 1, effective in 90 days; 1978, Oct. 4, P.L. 937, No. 181, § 1, effective in 60 days; 1984, June 30, P.L. 479, No. 100, § 2, effective July 1, 1984; 2000, Oct. 18, P.L. 607, No. 81, § 1, imd. effective; 2002, June 28, P.L. 645, No. 98, § 1, imd. effective; 2006, July 7, P.L. 704, No. 99, § 2, effective in 60 days [Sept. 5, 2006].

Footnotes

63 P.S. § 507.1.
63 P.S. § 507, PA ST 63 P.S. § 507
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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