N.Y. General Business Law Section 431

As used in this article, unless the context requires otherwise:


“Department” means the department of state.


“Person” means an individual, firm, company, partnership or corporation.


“Barber” means a person who engages in the practice of barbering.


“Practice of barbering” or “barbering” means and includes the performance of the following practices upon the head of a human being for any purpose whatsoever except for the treatment of disease or of physical or mental ailments:


Shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair of humans;


Giving facial or scalp massage with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or mechanical appliances;


Singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonic;


Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face or neck.


“Licensee” means a person permitted to engage in the practice of barbering pursuant to this article.


“Satisfactory” means satisfactory to the secretary of state.


“Apprentice” means a person pursuing in good faith a course of study in the practice of barbering under the tutelage, supervision and direction of a licensee and who assists such licensee in such practice.


“Barber shop” means any store, establishment, place or premises or part thereof where the practice of barbering is engaged in.


“Barber shop owner” is a person who operates or conducts a barber shop as defined by subdivision eight of this section.


“Fee”, “examination fee”, “license fee”, “registration fee” and “renewal fee” mean the fees required to accompany an application for examination for or issuance of any license or for registration, including any temporary or renewal license or renewal registration, pursuant to this article. Such fees shall be non-refundable.

Source: Section 431 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/431 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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