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Division of Professions
Robyn Barineau, Executive DirectorImportant Information
Changes to Salon Requirements
Effective November 9, 2017, the Board of Cos-
metology reduced the minimum square footage
requirement of a salon from 200 square feet of
floor space to 100 square feet of floor space. Below
is the rule language in its final amended form.
61G5-20.002 Salon Requirements
(1) Definitions: For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions
(a) “Clean”means the removal of visible debris from a surface such as
washing with soap/water.
(b) “Disinfect”means the use of a chemical to destroy potential pathogens.
(c) “Sterilize”means the complete destruction of all microbial life, com-
monly achieved through the use of heat and/or pressure.
(d) “Wet disinfection container”means a tub or jar with a lid, filled with
disinfectant and large enough for all items to be completely immersed.
(e) “Infection control”means the process for reducing the risk of spreading
disease causing pathogens.
(2) Prior to opening a salon, the owner shall:
(a) Submit an application on forms prescribed by the Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation; and,
(b) Pay the required registration fee as outlined in the fee schedule in Rule
61G5-24.005, F.A.C.; and,
(c) Meet the safety and sanitary requirements as listed below and these
requirements shall continue in full force and effect for the life of the salon:
1. Ventilation and Cleanliness: Each salon shall be kept well ventilated. The
walls, ceilings, furniture and equipment shall be kept clean and free from dust.
Hair must not be allowed to accumulate on the floor of the salon. Hair must be
deposited in a covered waste receptacle. Each salon which provides services for
the extending or sculpturing of nails shall provide such services in a separate
area which is adequately ventilated for the safe dispersion of all fumes result-
ing from the services.
2. Toilet and Lavatory Facilities: Each salon shall provide – on the premises
or in the same building as, and within 300 feet of, the salon – adequate toilet
and lavatory facilities. To be adequate, such facilities shall have at least one
toilet and one sink with running water. Such facilities shall be equipped with
toilet tissue, soap dispenser with soap or other hand cleaning material, sanitary
towels or other hand-drying device such as a wall-mounted electric blow
dryer, and waste receptacle. Such facilities and all of the foregoing fixtures and
components shall be kept clean, in good repair, well-lighted, and adequately
ventilated to remove objectionable odors.
3. A salon, or specialty salon may be located at a place of residence. Salon
facilities must be separated from the living quarters by a permanent wall
construction. A separate entrance shall be provided to allow entry to the salon
other than from the living quarters. Toilet and lavatory facilities shall comply
with subparagraph (c)2. above and shall have an entrance from the salon other
than the living quarters.
4. Animals: No animals or pets shall be allowed in a salon, with the excep-
tion of service animals and fish kept in closed aquariums.
5. Shampoo Bowls: Each salon shall have shampoo bowls equipped with
hot and cold running water. The shampoo bowls shall be located in the area
where cosmetology services are being performed. A specialty salon that
exclusively provides specialty services, as defined in Section 477.013(6), F.S.,
need not have a shampoo bowl, but must have a sink or lavatory equipped with
hot and cold running water on the premises of the salon.
(d) Comply with all local building and fire codes. These requirements shall
continue in full force and effect for the life of the salon.
(3) Each salon shall comply with the following:
(a) Linens: Each salon shall keep clean linens in a closed, dustproof cabinet.
All soiled linens must be kept in a closed receptacle. Soiled linens may be kept
in open containers if entirely separated from the area in which cosmetology