§ 86A-1. Necessity for certificate of registration and shop or school permit.
No person or combination of persons shall, either directly or indirectly, practice or attempt to practice barbering in the State of North Carolina without first obtaining a certificate of registration either as a registered apprentice or as a registered barber issued pursuant to provisions of this Chapter by the State Board of Barber Examiners. No person or combination of persons, or corporation, shall operate, manage or attempt to operate or manage a barber school, barbershop, or any other place where barber services are rendered, after July 1, 1945, without first obtaining a shop permit, or school permit, issued by the State Board of Barber Examiners, pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. (1929, c. 119, s. 1; 1941, c. 375, s. 1; 1945, c. 830, s. 1; 1979, c. 695, s. 1.)
§ 86A-2. What constitutes practice of barbering.
Any one or combination of the following practices constitutes the practice of barbering in the purview of this Chapter:
(1) Shaving or trimming the beard, or cutting the hair;
(2) Dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics, permanent waving or marcelling the hair;
(3) Giving facial or scalp massages, or treatments with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliances. (1929, c. 119, s. 2; 1941, c. 375, s. 2; 1979, c. 695, s. 1.)
§ 86A-3. Qualifications for certificate as a registered barber.
A certificate of registration as a registered barber shall be issued by the Board to any person who meets all of the following qualifications:
(1) Has attended an approved barber school for at least 1528 hours.
(2) Has completed a 12-month apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed barber, as provided in G.S. 86A-24.
(3) Has passed a clinical examination conducted by the Board.
(4) Has submitted to the Board the affidavit required by G.S. 86A-24(c) certifying that the applicant has served the apprenticeship required by subdivision (2). (1929, c. 119, ss. 3, 4, 11; 1941, c. 375, s. 3; 1961, c. 577, s. 1; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, s. 1; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 605, s. 1.)
§ 86A-4. State Board of Barber Examiners; appointment and qualifications; term of office; removal.
(a) The State Board of Barber Examiners is established to consist of five members appointed by the Governor. Four shall be licensed barbers; the other shall be a person who is not licensed under this Chapter and who shall represent the interest of the public at large.
(b) No member appointed to the Board on or after July 1, 1981, shall serve more than three complete consecutive three-year terms, except that each member shall serve until the member’s successor is appointed and qualifies.
No person who has been employed by the North Carolina State Board of Barber Examiners and has been removed for just cause shall be appointed within five years of the removal to serve as a Board member.
(c) The Governor may remove any member for good cause shown and may appoint members to fill unexpired terms.
(d) Expired effective July 1, 2007. (1929, c. 119, s. 6; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, s. 2; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 605, s. 2; 2001-486, s. 2.2; 2004-146, s. 1(a).)
§ 86A-5. Powers and duties of the Board.
(a) The Board has the following powers and duties:
(1) To see that inspections of barbershops and schools are conducted to determine compliance with sanitary regulations. The Board may appoint inspectors as necessary.
(2) To adopt sanitary regulations concerning barber schools and shops and procedural rules in accordance with the guidelines established in G.S. 86A-15.
(3) To review the barber licensing laws of other states and to determine which are the substantive equivalent of the laws of North Carolina for purposes of G.S. 86A-12.
(4) To conduct examinations of applicants for certificate of registration as registered barber, registered apprentice and barber school instructor.
(5) To employ and fix the compensation of personnel that the Board deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.
(6) To assess civil penalties pursuant to G.S. 86A-27.
(b) The Board shall adopt regulations:
(1) Prohibiting the use of commercial chemicals of unknown content by persons registered under this Chapter. For purposes of this section, “commercial chemicals” are those products sold only through beauty and barber supply houses and not available to the general public;
(2) Instructing persons registered under this Chapter in the proper use and application of commercial chemicals where no manufacturer’s instructions are included. In the alternative, the Board shall prohibit the use of such commercial chemicals by persons registered under this Chapter.
(c) Each Board member shall submit periodic reports to the Board concerning his activities in carrying out duties as a Board member. (1929, c. 119, ss. 10, 12, 16; 1931, c. 32; 1933, c. 95, s. 2; 1941, c. 375, ss. 5, 7; 1945, c. 830, s. 8; 1947, c. 1024; 1961, c. 577, ss. 2, 3, 5; 1973, c. 1331, s. 3; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, ss. 3, 4; 2004-146, s. 2.)
§ 86A-6. Office; seal; officers and executive director; funds.
The Board shall maintain a suitable office in Raleigh, and shall adopt and use a common seal for the authentication of its orders and records. The Board shall annually elect its own officers, and in addition, may elect or appoint a full-time executive director who shall not be a member of the Board, and whose salary shall be fixed by the Board. The executive director shall turn over to the State Treasurer to be credited to the State Board of Barber Examiners all funds collected or received under this Chapter, the funds to be held and expended under the supervision of the Director of the Budget, exclusively for the enforcement and administration of the provisions of this Chapter. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize any expenditure in excess of the amount available from time to time in the hands of the State Treasurer derived from fees collected under the provisions of this Chapter and received by the State Treasurer pursuant to the provisions of this section. (1929, c. 119, ss. 7, 14; 1937, c. 138, s. 4; 1941, c. 375, s. 4; 1943, c. 53, s. 1; 1945, c. 830, ss. 2, 4; 1951, c. 821, s. 1; 1957, c. 813, ss. 1, 3; 1965, c. 513; 1971, c. 826, ss. 1, 2; 1973, c. 1398; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 884, s. 5; 1983, c. 717, s. 15; 1995 (Reg. Sess., 1996), c. 605, s. 3; 2004-146, s. 3.)
§ 86A-7. Salary and expenses; employees; audits; annual reports to the Governor.
(a) Each member of the Board of Barber Examiners shall be reimbursed for his actual expenses and shall receive compensation and travel allowance according to G.S. 93B-5 for the distance traveled in performance of his duties. The expenses, compensation and all other salaries and expenses in connection with the administration of this Chapter, shall be paid upon warrant drawn on the State Treasurer, solely from the funds derived from fees collected and received under this Chapter.
(b) The Board shall employ such agents, assistants and attorneys as it deems necessary.
(c) Repealed by Session Laws 1981, c. 884, s. 6.
(d) Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 913, s. 8.
(e) The Board shall report annually to the Governor, a full statement of its receipts and expenditures, and also a full statement of its work during the year, together with such recommendations as it may deem expedient. (1929, c. 119, s. 8; 1943, c. 53, s. 2; 1945, c. 830, s. 3; 1957, c. 813, s. 2; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 884, s. 6; 1983, c. 913, s. 8.)
§ 86A-8. Application for examinations; payment of fee.
Each applicant for an examination shall:
(1) Make application to the Board on forms prepared and furnished by the Board, and the application shall contain proof under applicant’s oath of the particular qualifications of the applicant. All applications for examination must be filed with the Board at least 30 days prior to the actual taking of such examination by applicants;
(2) Pay to the Board the required fee. (1929, c. 119, s. 9; 1979, c. 695, s. 1.)
§ 86A-9. Board to conduct examinations not less than four times each year.
The Board shall conduct examinations of applicants for certificates of registration to practice as registered barbers and registered apprentices, not less than four times each year, at such times and places as will prove most convenient and as the Board may determine. The Board may adopt rules establishing procedures for the administration of examinations. (1929, c. 119, s. 10; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 2004-146, s. 4.)
§ 86A-10. Issuance of certificates of registration.
Whenever the provisions of this Chapter have been complied with, the Board shall issue, or have issued, a certificate of registration as a registered barber or as a registered apprentice, as the case may be. (1929, c. 119, s. 11; 1979, c. 695, s. 1; 1981, c. 457, s. 5.)