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RULE §83.104Health and Safety Standards--Esthetician Services

(a) Cosmetologists and estheticians shall wash their hands with soap and water, or use a liquid hand sanitizer, prior to performing any services on a client. Gloves shall be worn during any type of extraction.

(b) Equipment, implements, tools and materials shall be properly cleaned and disinfected after servicing each client in accordance to this rule.

(c) Facial chairs and beds, including headrest for each, shall be cleaned and disinfected after providing service to each client. The chair shall be made of or covered in a material that can be disinfected.

(d) After each client, multiple use implements such as metal tweezers and comedone extractors shall be cleaned and disinfected.

(e) The following implements are single-use items and shall be discarded in a trash receptacle after use: cotton pads, cotton balls, gauze, wooden applicators, disposable gloves, tissues, thread, disposable wipes, lancets, fabric strips and other items used for a similar purpose as one or more of the items listed above.

(f) The following items that are used during services shall be replaced with clean items for each client: disposable and terry cloth towels, hair caps, headbands, brushes, gowns, makeup brushes, spatulas that contact skin or products from multi-use containers, sponges and other items used for a similar purpose as one or more of the items listed above.

(g) Items subject to possible cross contamination such as creams, cosmetics, astringents, lotions, removers, waxes, moisturizers, masks, oils and other preparations shall be used in a manner so as not to contaminate the remaining product. Applicators shall not be re-dipped in product. Permitted procedures to avoid cross contamination are:

  (1) Disposing of the remaining product before beginning services on each client; or

  (2) Using a single-use disposable implement to apply product and disposing of such implement after use; or

  (3) Using an applicator bottle to apply the product.

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.104 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681

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