No person shall operate a cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, master esthetics, or manicuring salon/shop, mobile unit, or personal services business in this state unless the business has qualified for and has in their possession a location license issued by the department of licensing. If the ownership of the business changes, a new complete application must be submitted for approval and license issuance. Licenses are not transferable.
(1) An operator that leases space must obtain both a valid operator and salon/shop license for that specific location.
(2) A business that has one or more branch locations shall obtain a separate salon/shop license for each location.
(3) A licensed operator who provides cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, master esthetics, or manicuring services to place-bound clients in the client's home or in a long or short term health care facility is not required to obtain a location license.
(4) A long or short term health care facility that establishes a salon/shop and operates it on a for profit basis for clients other than place-bound clients shall obtain a location license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.16.030
. WSR 17-19-049, § 308-20-520, filed 9/12/17, effective 10/13/17; WSR 03-14-046, § 308-20-520, filed 6/24/03, effective 7/25/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.16
RCW. WSR 92-15-087, § 308-20-520, filed 7/17/92, effective 8/17/92.]