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§5–101.

    (a)    In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Apprentice” means an individual who is learning to practice cosmetology or any limited practice of cosmetology in a beauty salon that holds a beauty salon permit under the supervision of:

        (1)    if learning to practice cosmetology, a licensed senior cosmetologist;

        (2)    if learning to provide esthetic services, a licensed senior cosmetologist or a licensed esthetician with 2 years’ experience;

        (3)    if learning to provide hair services, a licensed senior cosmetologist or a licensed hairstylist with 2 years’ experience; and

        (4)    if learning to provide nail technician services, a licensed senior cosmetologist or a licensed nail technician with 2 years’ experience.

    (c)    (1)    “Beauty salon” means any commercial establishment, except a barbershop, in which an individual practices cosmetology.

        (2)    “Beauty salon” includes a mobile beauty salon.

        (3)    “Beauty salon” does not include a clinic in a cosmetology school.

    (d)    “Beauty salon permit” means a permit issued by the Board to operate a beauty salon.

    (e)    “Board” means the State Board of Cosmetologists.

    (f)    “Cosmetologist” means an individual who practices cosmetology.

    (g)    “Hairstylist” means an individual who provides hair services.

    (h)    “Hairstylist – blow dry technician” means an individual who provides hair services – blow drying;

    (i)    (1)    “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by the Board.

        (2)    “License” includes, unless the context requires otherwise, each of the following licenses:

            (i)    a license to practice cosmetology;

            (ii)    a license to practice as a senior cosmetologist;

            (iii)    a limited license to provide esthetic services;

            (iv)    a limited license to provide hair services;

            (v)    a limited license to provide hair services – blow drying; and

            (vi)    a limited license to provide nail technician services.

    (j)    “Licensed cosmetologist” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a cosmetologist who is licensed by the Board to practice cosmetology.

    (k)    “Licensed senior cosmetologist” means a person who:

        (1)    has at least 2 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist; and

        (2)    has passed a test approved by the Board.

    (l)    (1)    “Limited license” means a license issued by the Board to practice cosmetology as limited in § 5–301 of this title.

        (2)    “Limited license” includes, unless the context requires otherwise, each of the following licenses:

            (i)    a limited license to provide esthetic services;

            (ii)    a limited license to provide hair services;

            (iii)    a limited license to provide hair services – blow drying; and

            (iv)    a limited license to provide nail technician services.

    (m)    “Mobile beauty salon” means a beauty salon that is located in a motor vehicle or a trailer that is designed, constructed, and equipped as a place for an individual to practice cosmetology and for use as a conveyance on highways.

    (n)    (1)    “Practice cosmetology” means to engage in any of the following for compensation:

            (i)    providing hair services;

            (ii)    arching or dyeing eyebrows;

            (iii)    dyeing eyelashes;

            (iv)    providing esthetic services; or

            (v)    providing nail technician services.

        (2)    The practice of cosmetology does not include:

            (i)    the mere sale, fitting, or styling of wigs or hairpieces;

            (ii)    the mere shampooing of hair; or

            (iii)    a service that results in tension on hair strands or roots by twisting, wrapping, weaving, extending, locking, or braiding by hand or mechanical device, provided that the service does not include 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.

    (o)    “Provide esthetic services” means to provide to an individual, for compensation, the service of:

        (1)    cleansing, exercising, massaging, stimulating, or performing any other similar procedure on the skin or scalp by electrical, mechanical, or any other means;

        (2)    applying to the face an alcohol, cream, lotion, astringent, or cosmetic preparation; or

        (3)    removing superfluous hair by the use of a depilatory, tweezers, or wax.

    (p)    “Provide hair services” means to provide to an individual for compensation the service of beautifying, cleaning, or embellishing the hair of the individual by:

        (1)    arranging the hair;

        (2)    bleaching the hair;

        (3)    cleansing the hair;

        (4)    coloring the hair;

        (5)    curling the hair;

        (6)    cutting the hair;

        (7)    dressing the hair;

        (8)    singeing the hair;

        (9)    permanent waving the hair;

        (10)    waving the hair; or

        (11)    performing any other similar procedure intended to beautify, clean, or embellish the hair.

    (q)    “Provide hair services – blow drying” means to provide to an individual for compensation the service of beautifying, cleaning, or arranging the hair of the individual by:

        (1)    arranging the hair;

        (2)    cleansing the hair;

        (3)    curling the hair;

        (4)    dressing the hair;

        (5)    blow drying the hair;

        (6)    singeing the hair; or

        (7)    performing any other similar procedure intended to beautify, clean, or arrange the hair.

    (r)    “Provide nail technician services” means to provide to an individual, for compensation, the service of:

        (1)    manicuring or pedicuring the individual’s nails;

        (2)    applying artificial nail enhancement products; or

        (3)    maintaining artificial nail enhancement products.