Please note that our office no longer accepts cash payments. We now only accept checks, money orders and credit card payments. Thank You!
Four Things We Look For When Inspecting a Barber Shop
1) Neck Dusters
We have been getting many complaints from the public and calls at the office about dirty neck dusters. Also it is one of the most violated rules that we find during our inspections. The Board recently felt it was time to make shop owners and barbers be more responsible about their use of neck dusters. The fine for a dirty neck duster was raised from $50 to $100. The shop owner will also be fined $100 for each barber that is in violation. So shop owners do your job – keep an eye on your barbers and shop!!!!
2) Wet Sanitizers or Barbicide Jars
These jars should be kept clean at all times. We find hair, gel, flies, cockroaches, bees and much more in these jars. We get the same excuses all the time – we just changed it yesterday. If it’s dirty, CHANGE IT. We know if there is a little hair, that’s natural and is part of our business. But when it is so full we can’t even see the combs – its bad !!!! When you are cutting hair and return the comb to the jar, rinse it before you put it back in the jar. You should change it at least once a week or as needed. If it gets dirty in two days, then change it. Keep it clean!
3) Tool Drawers
Tool drawers are for tools! Only things you use to cut hair should be in there. No screwdrivers, keys, cards, gum, phones, etc – only barber tools. You can have all the junk drawers you want. But your barber tool drawer must contain only barber tools. Oh, and by the way, each station must have a tool drawer.
4) Spray Disinfectant
If you don’t use dry tabs in the tool drawer, you must have a can of disinfectant spray. Make sure the can has a disinfectant in it. Some cans say they are a lubricant but doesn’t contain a disinfectant, you must read the label. Spray your clipper blades before each customer. Let them see that you are using the spray.
Violations and Civil Penalties
VIOLATIONS by Barber Students – Barber Student Card No. Student Name
A.R.S. § 32-353(5); A.R.S. § 32-355(A)(1)
Practice barbering without a current barber license
$500 civil penalty and Student cannot take the barber exam without signing the Consent Agreement and paying the fine OR attending the hearing and complying with any Order issued by the Board.
The schools retain the right to impose disciplinary action.
VIOLATIONS by individual Barbers – Barber License No. Licensee Name
A.R.S. § 32-353(5); A.R.S. § 32-355(A)(2)
Practice or teach in or operate a school/shop without a license
There are other violations listed in the laws and rules governing barbering in Arizona. If these violations are not listed above, you may be called for an Informal Interview before the Board.
A civil penalty of $ is hereby assessed Licensee. Please be advised that a penalty will be assessed for each violation (i.e. three unlicensed barbers result in an assessment of $1,500 -- $500 for each unlicensed individual.) This civil penalty is due within sixty (60) days.
Compliance with all state laws and rules governing barbering is required. In the event licensee is noncompliant any of the laws or rules governing the practice of barbering in this state or does not remit the civil penalty, the Board will hold a Formal Hearing for possible revocation of the licensee’s license.
Signed by licensee or authorized representative:_________________________________________________ Dated_______________________
For the ARIZONA STATE BOARD OF BARBERS ___________________________________________________ Dated_______________________
To All Barber Schools: Stop, Look, and Listen
There seems to be some question on what a deadline actually is when it comes to a student’s hours required to qualify for state exams……you all need clarity with this and we all need to be on the same page.
As with any deadline, it means that as of a certain specified date and time……. the clock stops for student hours received by any particular barber student, no matter how close they are to fulfilling the state required amount of 1500 to qualify to take the state exam….
We seem to be receiving some calls regarding the fact that a particular student may be close to achieving these hours but these are personal calculations that student and school should be dealing with in advance to avoid any last minute misunderstanding between student and school.
DO NOT CALL THE STATE BOARD FOR SPECIAL FAVORS……all of you that seems to think you can do this are not setting the example for honest responsibility and accountability to your students, schools and yourselves. Totally unacceptable!
Remember….The deadline….is the deadline for COMPLETED folders to arrive at the state board office for exam filing…Check that your folders are totally complete with the state required information. Incomplete folders that arrive at our office will be placed in a holding pattern for the next monthly exam. Please double check them before you deliver them.
A new State law requires all public facing websites to have a link to the Arizona Ombudsman Office at: http://www.azoca.gov/. The law requires the following text be included with the link: The Ombudsman-Citizens Aide helps citizens to resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies
Shop Owners There has been an increase in unlicensed persons working in barber shops. Shop owners that hire these people should be turned in to the Arizona Board of Barbers (602-542-4498).
Is it fair to the other barbers who are licensed and are doing it right? They went to school and spent their time and money so they could qualify to become licensed barbers. These unlicensed persons without verifiable skills and training are taking money out of your pockets. Not Fair to you or your customers.
So when you see it happening, let us know. Shop owners will be fined and may lose their licenses. So do it right, follow the law like most shop owners do. Don’t let them work until a prospective employee can hang a current license on your wall. If they say it’s at home, send them home to get it.
Has it occurred to you, as a shop owner, that there is another category of unlicensed cutters? The following persons are not allowed to cut hair:
Persons from a state that is not Arizona
Persons who have not posted their current Arizona license
Persons who have a lapsed Arizona license
Notice the theme -- only persons with a current Arizona license that is posted on your wall are allowed to cut hair.