S.C. Code Regs. 17-21 - Mobile Barbershops

a. A mobile barbershop must be a self-contained unit sufficiently equipped to provide barbering services within the premises of the mobile shop. The mobile shop name, as is stated on the permit, and the mobile shop permit number must be visibly displayed and clearly legible on at least two exterior sides of the mobile shop. No windows of the unit may be tinted so that it obstructs seeing inside the mobile unit. The interior of a mobile unit must be clearly visible from outside the unit.
b. No service may be performed on a patron in a moving vehicle. All fixtures in a mobile unit must be firmly anchored to the floor.
c. Each barber shall be provided with a securely anchored cabinet, constructed of such material that it may be easily cleaned, consisting of adequate space for clean freshly laundered towels, and each barber shall be provided with an adequate container for discarding soiled towels; each barber chair shall be securely anchored, mechanically workable and have a good grade of upholstery which is unbroken, torn or ripped. A mobile barbershop shall have adequate and functional sink and toilet facilities within the mobile shop, to include a holding tank with adequate wastewater storage; it shall be well lighted and ventilated; and the mobile barbershop shall not be used for any purposes other than providing barbering services. A mobile shop must also have a working, easily accessible fire extinguisher.
d. An application for inspection and registration with the Board of a new mobile barbershop must be filed by the licensed registered barber or master hair care specialist who will be the operator of the mobile shop, at least fifteen days prior to opening, on a form approved by the Board, along with the required fee. The designated operator is responsible for compliance with applicable statutes and regulations of the Board. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the mobile shop shall be provided on the application. No new mobile shop shall be operated until all fees are paid and the shop shall have passed inspection. The inspection will be held at the time and place designated by the Board.
e. Mobile barbershop permits must be renewed biennially; however, each unit must be annually inspected by the Board. A mobile shop must be inspected annually no later than 30 days beyond one year from the issue date of the current permit, and also prior to the biennial renewal of the permit. The inspection will be held at the time and place designated by the Board.
f. Applications should be filed with the Board at least fifteen days prior to the date when the mobile shop wishes to be inspected prior to beginning operation.
g. Services in a mobile shop can only be provided by a licensed registered barber or master hair care specialist. Only barbering services can be provided in a mobile shop. Barber college students, OJT students and hair braiders may not provide services in a mobile shop. An apprentice may not operate a mobile shop.
h. A mobile shop permit is not transferable to a new owner or to a different mobile unit.
i. Mobile barbershops shall maintain a written or electronic record of the street address where barbering services will be provided, and must provide these records to the Board, in the manner specified by the Board, at least two weeks in advance of when the service is to be provided. Any changes to these records, including adding or deleting addresses where the services are to be provided, should be immediately provided to the Board. These records maintained by the mobile barbershop are subject to inspection by the Board.


S.C. Code Regs. 17-21
Added by State Register Volume 46, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/27/2022.

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