|(a) Cosmetologists and wig specialists shall wash their
hands with soap and water, or use a liquid hand sanitizer, prior to
performing any services on a client.
(b) All equipment, implements, tools and materials
shall be properly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with this
rule prior to servicing each client.
(c) After each client, the following implements shall
be wiped with a clean paper or fabric towel and sprayed with either
an EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant,
or a high-level chlorine bleach solution. Equipment, implements, tools
and materials to be cleaned and disinfected include but are not limited
to combs and picks, haircutting shears, thinning shears/texturizers,
razors, edgers, guards, perm rods and bowls or containers used to
clean or color wigs or hairpieces.
(d) At the end of each day of use, the above items,
along with any other tools, such as sectioning clips, brushes, comb
and picks shall be cleaned by manually scrubbing with soap and water
or adequate methods, and then disinfected by one of the following
(1) Complete immersion in an EPA-registered bactericidal,
fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant in accordance with manufacturer's
(2) Complete immersion in a high-level chlorine bleach
(e) After the initial sale of a hairpiece, and prior
to that hairpiece being resold, it must be properly disinfected.
(f) Used wigs and hairpieces shall be kept in a closed
bag or container until ready to be cleaned.
(g) Any wig block used to service a hairpiece should
be covered with a plastic bag and kept in a sanitized condition after
each use. Any wig block used to service hairpieces shall be sprayed
with an EPA registered disinfectant solution after each use and kept
in a sanitary condition.
(h) Finished wigs and hairpieces shall be placed away
from soiled wigs and hairpieces until ready to be returned to the