Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-15-.01 - Cosmetology School Equipment

(1) Each school desiring to teach cosmetology must provide the following minimum equipment:
(a) secured metal filing cabinets for school and student records;
(b) sufficient chalkboards;
(c) an appropriate disinfection container which is in accordance with Board rule 240-5;
(d) a minimum of four (4) shampoo basins for enrollment up to fifteen (15) students, and one (1) additional shampoo basin for each additional fifteen (15) students or fraction thereof;
(e) three (3) facial chairs or cushioned massage tables;
(f) a minimum of seven (7) chair hair dryers for enrollment up to fifteen (15) students and one (1) additional dryer for each additional five (5) students;
(g) work stations with mirrors for each individual student;
(h) sufficient covered containers for soiled or disposable towels and covered/washable containers for garbage;
(i) one mannequin per student;
(j) one closed container per station for clean implements only;
(k) closed containers to adequately store clean towels/linens;
(l) locker space for personal items must be furnished for each student;
(m) paraffin wax machine and paraffin wax;
(n) school minimum floor space 3,000 sq. ft.;
(o) four (4) manicuring tables with two (2) chairs at each table, and implements as specified on nail care equipment rules of the Board;
(p) one (1) whirlpool pedicure spa (with fixed plumbing), three (3) footbaths and a current cleaning and disinfection log;
(q) audio visual aids;
(r) a current copy of the Laws and Rules of the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers;
(s) A basic kit; the basic kit for cosmetology students shall contain the following:
1. mannequin with hair at least 6-7 inches long;
2. basic combs;
3. scissors/shears and thinning shears;
4. razor with guard and disposable blades;
5. brushes;
6. rollers;
7. clips;
8. protective capes;
9. disposable neck strips
10. perm rods and end papers;
11. marcel iron and flat iron;
12. blow dryer;
13. dusting brush (nylon bristles that can be disinfected ONLY);
14. consumable supplies for esthetics;
15. basic nail care kit and consumable supplies for nail care;
16. standard textbook which corresponds with the school curriculum as indicated on the school application;
17. one (1) workbook; and
18. full copy of Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers rules and Georgia law applicable to Cosmetology and Barbering (O.C.G.A. 43-10).
(t) magnifying lamp (at least one per classroom); and
(u) facial steamer (at least one per classroom).
(2) All of the above equipment must be standard equipment and maintained in good and safe working condition at all times.
(3) Any cosmetology school desiring to teach a separate course in hair design, barbering, barbering II, esthetics or nail technology and having more than fifteen (15) students in a hair design, esthetics, or nail technology course shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies for each such school course.
(4) Schools licensed by the former Georgia State Board of Barbers and/or the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology prior to March 17, 1986 are exempt from the square footage requirements of this rule, but such schools are not exempt from all other requirements of this rule.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-15-.01
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-10-2, 43-10-6, 43-10-12, 43-10-13.
Original Rule entitled "Cosmetology School Equipment" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2016; eff. Jan. 10, 2017.

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