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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 006 : Barbers and Cosmetologists

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 273)
  • § 273. Exemptions

    The provisions of this chapter regulating barbers and cosmetologists shall not:

    (1) affect or prevent the practice of barbering or cosmetology by a student at a school recognized by the Director;

    (2) limit or restrict in any manner the right of a practitioner of another licensed profession or occupation from carrying on in the usual manner any of the functions incidental to that profession or occupation;

    (3) prohibit a licensee from providing barbering or cosmetology services outside a licensed shop so long as those services are limited to only:

    (A) patients or residents within a hospital, nursing home, community care home, or any similar facility;

    (B) persons who are homebound, disabled, or in a hospice or similar program, or to deceased persons in a funeral home;

    (C) persons as part of a special event, provided the sanitation standards expected of licensees in licensed shops are followed;

    (4) affect or prevent individuals from serving as make-up artists or hairdressers in the theatrical and performing arts industries;

    (5) affect or prevent the practice of barbering or cosmetology outside a registered shop or school by licensees in accordance with rules adopted by the Director;

    (6) affect or prevent the practice of barbering or cosmetology within the confines of a State correctional facility by a person incarcerated therein, who has completed training acceptable to the Commissioner of Corrections; or

    (7) affect or prevent the practice of natural hair braiding or styling, provided such practice does not involve cutting; the application of chemicals, dyes, or heat; or other changes to the structure of hair. (Added 1997, No. 40, § 16; amended 2005, No. 27, § 20; 2007, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 6a; 2017, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.)