Licensees required to work
in licensed salon.
Cosmetologists, estheticians and manicurists
licensed by this Board are required to work in
salons licensed by this Board. Licensees of this
Board are not allowed to work in barber shops
that are not registered with this Board. Please
see Section 34-7A-1, Chapter 250-X-3-.02(8) and
Chapter 250-X-3-.08(1). See Opinion to Honorable
David B. Starnes, Executive Director, Board of
Cosmetology, dated June 19, 2002, A.G. No.
“No Licensee shall
perform any services authorized by a license
issued by the board in a facility not licensed
by the board.” Chapter 250-X-3-.01 (14)
and/or services that are not allowed in Alabama:
Neck brushes. These cannot be
sanitized. Please see Chapter 250- X-3-.02
2. Non-nail drills.
These drills are not designed to be used on
nails and are not safe to use on nails. Please
see Chapter 250-X-3-.02(6) and
3. Eyebrow or
eyelash tinting. No licensee may perform eyebrow
tinting with a product which contains aniline derivative.
4. Callous razors.
These are dangerous and can cause serious
injury. Please see Chapter 250-X-3-.02(9).
5. Roll-on wax.
This cannot be sanitized after initial use.
Please see Chapter 250-X-3-.02(22).
Methacrylate (MMA). The use of this on
nails is prohibited in Alabama and persons found
to be using it will be fined and/or their
licenses suspended. The FDA investigated
personal injuries associated with the use of
fingernail extenders containing MMA and
“concluded that liquid methyl methacrylate was a
poisonous and deleterious substance that should
not be used in fingernail preparations.” Please
see Chapter 250-X-3-.02(5).