1. The practices of cosmetology and barbering shall not include hair braiding, except that, nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting a licensed cosmetologist or barber from performing the service of hair braiding.

2. No person shall engage in hair braiding for compensation in the state of Missouri without first registering with the board. Applicants for a certificate of registration to engage in hair braiding shall submit to the board an application and a required fee, as set by the board. Such fee shall not exceed twenty dollars. Prior to receiving a certificate, each applicant shall also watch an instructional video prepared by the board in accordance with subsection 4 of this section. An applicant for a certificate of registration may be denied such certificate if the applicant has pleaded guilty to, entered a plea of nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of any of the offenses set forth in subsection 5* of section 329.050.

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Terms Used In Missouri Laws 329.275

  • Board: the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners. See Missouri Laws 329.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Cosmetologist: any person who, for compensation, engages in the practice of cosmetology, as defined in subdivision (5) of this section. See Missouri Laws 329.010
  • Cosmetology: includes performing or offering to engage in any acts of the classified occupations of cosmetology for compensation, which shall include:

    (a) "Class CH - hairdresser" includes arranging, dressing, curling, singeing, waving, permanent waving, cleansing, cutting, bleaching, tinting, coloring or similar work upon the hair of any person by any means. See Missouri Laws 329.010

  • Hair braider: any person who, for compensation, engages in the practice of hair braiding. See Missouri Laws 329.010
  • Hair braiding: in accordance with the requirements of section 329. See Missouri Laws 329.010
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

3. Registered hair braiders shall keep their information that the board requires for initial registration current and up to date with the board.

4. The board shall develop and prepare an instructional video, at least four hours but no more than six hours in length, that contains information about infection control techniques and diseases of the scalp that are appropriate for hair braiding in or outside of a salon setting and any other information to be determined by the board. The instructional video shall be made available to applicants through the division of professional registration’s website. The board shall also develop and prepare a brochure that contains a summary of the information contained in the instructional video. The brochure shall be made available through the division of professional registration’s website, or by mail, upon request, for a fee to cover the board’s mailing costs.

5. Any person who registers as a hair braider under this section shall post a copy of his or her certificate of registration in a conspicuous place at his or her place of business. If the person is operating outside his or her place of business, he or she shall provide to the client or customer a copy of his or her certificate of registration upon the client’s or customer’s request.

6. (1) The board may inspect hair braiding establishments or facilities where hair braiding occurs one time per year during business hours to ensure:

(a) Persons registered as hair braiders are not operating outside the scope of practice of hair braiding; and

(b) Compliance with this section and rules promulgated thereunder.

(2) Additionally, if a customer or client submits a complaint to the board about a hair braider, the board may inspect such hair braider’s establishment during regular business hours. This inspection shall not count toward the one-time inspection limit set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(3) In addition to the causes listed in section 329.140, the board may also suspend or revoke a certificate of registration if a person registered as a hair braider is found to be operating outside the scope of practice of hair braiding.

7. Nothing in this section shall apply to any cosmetologists licensed to practice in this state in their respective classifications.