OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS
The provisions of this chapter relative to barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, and manicuring shall not be construed to apply to the following persons:
I. Physicians and surgeons licensed under RSA 329 when engaged in the practice of their profession.
II. Chiropractors licensed under RSA 316-A when engaged in the practice of their profession.
III. Commissioned medical or surgical officers of the United States army, navy, or marine hospital service.
IV. Registered and practical nurses licensed under RSA 326-B when engaged in the practice of their profession.
V. Morticians licensed under RSA 325 when engaged in the practice of their profession.
VI. Persons engaged in behalf of a manufacturer or distributor solely in demonstrating the use of any machine or other article for purposes of sale, without charge to the person who is the subject of such demonstration.
VII. Persons engaged in the practice of barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, or manicuring in a charitable or benevolent institution, nursing home, long-term care facility, or assisted living facility where such practice is carried on solely for the benefit of the residents of such institution.
VIII. Persons conducting programs relating to demonstrations of barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, or manicuring sponsored by a professional organization.
IX. Licensees engaged in the practice of their profession upon a person who is not able to leave his or her residence because the person has a disability, limited mobility, or by reason of the person's age in that person's place of residence.
X. Persons licensed as massage therapists under RSA 328-B.
XI. Persons licensed as physical therapists or physical therapist assistants under RSA 328-A and 328-F.
XII. Persons employed as shampoo assistants in a licensed shop who perform the functions of shampooing, rinsing, and removing rollers or perm rods, and rinsing treated or untreated hair.
XIII. Persons engaged in the practice of natural hair braiding. For purposes of this chapter, "natural hair braiding" means the service of twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding hair by hand or with mechanical devices, such as clips, combs, crochet hooks, curlers, curling irons, hairpins, rollers, scissors, blunt-tipped needles, thread, and hair binders.
(a) Natural hair braiding includes:
(1) The use of natural or synthetic hair extensions, natural or synthetic hair and fibers, decorative beads, and other hair accessories;
(2) Minor trimming of natural hair or hair extensions incidental to twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding hair;
(3) The making of wigs from natural hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and hair extensions; and
(4) The use of topical agents such as conditioners, gels, moisturizers, oils, pomades, and shampoos in conjunction with services in subparagraphs (1)-(3).
(b) Natural hair braiding is commonly known as "African-style hair braiding" but is not limited to any particular cultural, ethnic, racial, or religious forms of hair styles.
(c) Natural hair braiding does not include:
(1) The application of dyes, reactive chemicals, or other preparations to alter the color of the hair or to straighten, curl, or alter the structure of the hair; or
(2) The use of chemical hair joining agents such as synthetic tape, keratin bonds, or fusion bonds.
Source. 2000, 118:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2001. 2016, 297:9, eff. Aug. 20, 2016. 2017, 94:2, eff. Aug. 7, 2017.