WSR 14-23-066
[Filed November 18, 2014, 9:04 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030, 43.24.023.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will amend chapter 308-20 WAC to add language from Interpretive Statement-COS1, regarding the practice of natural hair braiding. This will define that natural hair braiding does not meet the requirements as set forth in chapter 18.16 RCW.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Details will be distributed through the cosmetology listserv and through direct mailings to licensees and interested parties.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the cosmetology listserv at
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cameron Dalmas, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, fax (360) 664-2550, e-mail Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, phone, facsimile, or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology web site as it becomes available at
November 18, 2014
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator