DEFINITION OF​ ​​HAIR BRAIDING, HAIR WRAPPING AND BODY WRAPPING


Definition – Cosmetology Law Book pertaining to Hair Braiders

HAIR BRAIDING, HAIR WRAPPING, AND BODY WRAPPING

61G5-31.0011 Definitions.

61G5-31.004 Hair Braiding, Hair Wrapping, and Body Wrapping Course Requirements.

61G5-31.005 Hair Braiding and Hair Wrapping Term of Registration, Registration Renewal.

61G5-31.006 Practice of Hair Braiding and Hair Wrapping Pending Approval of Registration.

61G5-31.0011 Definitions.

Manufactured materials for use in hair wrapping means multi-strand cotton or polyester blend, twisted, not braided, into a

single embroidery or yarn thread. Rulemaking Authority 477.016 FS. Law Implemented 477.013(10) FS. History–New 5-13-10.

61G5-31.004 Hair Braiding, Hair Wrapping and Body Wrapping Course Requirements, Source Reference Dates,

Ability to Offer on the Internet or by Home Study.

(1) All hair braiding courses taught for purposes of qualifying an individual for initial registration as a hair braider shall be a

two-day, 16-hour course; and, shall be approved by the Board prior to the course being taught for registration qualification

purposes. To be considered for approval by the Board, the course shall consist of the following:

(a) 5 hours of instruction regarding HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. At the conclusion of this instruction a

student shall be able to understand:

1. The causes of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases and how these diseases are spread;

2. The dangers associated with these diseases; and

3. How to avoid contamination from the diseases in the practice of hair braiding.

(b) 5 hours of instruction regarding sanitation and sterilization. At the conclusion of this instruction a student shall be able to

understand:

1. Universal sanitation and sterilization precautions;

2. How to distinguish between disinfectants and antiseptics; and

3. How to sanitize hands and disinfect tools used in the practice of hair braiding.

(c) 4 hours of instruction regarding disorders and diseases of the scalp. At the conclusion of this instruction a student shall

be able to understand:

1. Disorders and diseases of the scalp and how to distinguish between them; and

2. When hair braiding services can be performed on a client with disorders or diseases of the scalp.

(d) 2 hours of instruction regarding the laws and rules of the Board which affect and govern the practice of hair braiding. At

the conclusion of this instruction a student shall be able to understand:

1. The laws and rules of the Board that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the consumer;

2. The laws and rules of the Board that determine where and when an individual may legally practice hair braiding;

3. The function of the Board of Cosmetology, how its members are appointed, and their duties;

4. The laws and rules of the Board which specify prohibited conduct, and the penalties for failure to follow the laws and rules;

and

5. The dates, fees, and requirements for renewal of a hair braiding registration.

(2) All hair wrapping courses taught for purposes of qualifying an individual for initial registration as a hair wrapper shall be a

one-day, 6-hour course; and, shall be approved by the Board prior to the course being taught for registration qualification

purposes. To be considered for approval by the Board, the course shall consist of the following:

(a) Two (2) hours of instruction regarding HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. At the conclusion of this instruction, a

student shall be able to understand:

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1. The causes of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases and how these diseases are spread;

2. The dangers associated with these diseases; and

3. How to avoid contamination from the diseases in the practice of hair wrapping.

(b) Two (2) hours of instruction regarding sanitation and sterilization. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student shall be

able to understand:

1. Universal sanitation and sterilization precautions;

2. How to distinguish between disinfectants and antiseptics; and

3. How to sanitize hands and disinfect tools used in the practice of hair wrapping.

(c) One (1) hour of instruction regarding disorders and diseases of the scalp. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student

shall be able to understand:

1. disorders and diseases of the scalp and how to distinguish between them; and

2. when hair wrapping services can be performed on a patron with disorders or diseases of the scalp.

(d) One (1) hour of instruction regarding the laws and rules of the Board which affect and govern the practice of hair

wrapping. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student shall be able to understand:

1. The laws and rules of the Board that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the consumer;

2. The laws and rules of the Board that determine where and when an individual may legally practice hair wrapping;

3. The function of the Board of Cosmetology, how its members are appointed, and their duties;

4. The laws and rules of the Board which specify prohibited conduct, and the penalties for failure to follow the laws and rules;

5. The dates, fees, and requirements for renewal of a hair wrapping registration.

(3) All body wrapping courses taught for purposes of qualifying an individual for initial registration as a body wrapper shall be

a two-day, 12-hour course; and, shall be approved by the Board prior to the course being taught for registration qualification

purposes. To be considered for approval by the Board, the course shall consist of the following:

(a) Three (3) hours of instruction regarding HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. At the conclusion of this

instruction, a student shall be able to understand:

1. The causes of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases and how these diseases are spread;

2. The dangers associated with these diseases; and,

3. How to avoid contamination from the diseases in the practice of body wrapping.

(b) Four (4) hours of instruction regarding sanitation and sterilization. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student shall be

able to understand:

1. Universal sanitation and sterilization precautions;

2. How to distinguish between disinfectants and antiseptics; and,

3. How to sanitize hands and disinfect tools used in the practice of body wrapping.

(c) Four (4) hour of instruction regarding disorders and diseases of the skin. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student

shall be able to understand:

1. Disorders and diseases of the skin and how to distinguish between them; and,

2. When skin wrapping services can be performed on a patron with disorders or diseases of the skin.

(d) One (1) hour of instruction regarding laws and rules of the Board which affecting and govern the practice of body

wrapping. At the conclusion of this instruction, a student shall be able to understand:

1. The laws and rules of the Board that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the consumer;

2. The laws and rules of the Board that determine where and when an individual may legally practice body wrapping;

3. The function of the Board of Cosmetology, how its members are appointed, and their duties;

4. The laws and rules of the Board which specify prohibited conduct, and the penalties for failure to follow the laws and rules;

5. The dates, fees, and requirements for renewal of a body wrapping registration.

(4) All proposed hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping courses, including source materials and the publication

date(s) of the materials, must be submitted for presentation to the Board no later than 30 days prior to the next regularly

scheduled meeting of the Board at which the proposed course is to be considered for approval. No hair braiding, hair

wrapping, or body wrapping course may be taught for credit towards the initial hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping

registration requirements until it has been reviewed and approved by the Board.

(5) At least one (1) complete copy of the course in its final form, as it will be provided to the licensee if approved, shall be

submitted with the course application for presentation to the board for all proposed hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body

wrapping courses.

(6) All providers of hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping courses shall provide to all individuals who successfully

complete the course a certificate of completion which shall indicate the title of the course completed, the provider’s name,

the student name, the date of the course, and the total number of hours successfully completed.

(7) Completion of hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping courses may be offered by providers and completed by

students for course credit by way of online learning.

Rulemaking Authority 477.0132, 477.016 FS., Chapter 99-251, Laws of Florida. Law Implemented 477.0132 FS., Chapter 99-251, Laws of Florida. History–

New 2-1-95, Amended 4-8-96, 11-25-98, 12-20-99, 7-22-13 .

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61G5-31.005 Hair Braiding, Hair Wrapping, and Body Wrapping Term of Registration, Registration Renewal.

(1) All hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping registrations shall be valid for a period of two years or until the end

of the biennial licensure renewal cycle in which they are first issued, whichever occurs first. The biennial licensure renewal

cycle for all hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping registrations shall coincide with the biennial licensure renewal

cycle used for the renewal of cosmetology licenses and specialty registrations.

(2) At the time of registration renewal, all hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping registrants shall pay all applicable

renewal fees and charges as provided in Chapter 61G5-24, F.A.C. Prior to the expiration of their hair braider, hair wrapper,

or body wrapper registration, all hair braiding, hair wrapping, and body wrapping registrants shall complete a Board

approved HIV/AIDS training course as provided in Section 455.2228, F.S. All HIV/AIDS training courses shall comply with

the requirements as set forth in Rule 61G5-18.011, F.A.C. Specific Authority 455.203(1), 455.2228, 477.016 FS. Law Implemented

455.203(1), 455.2228, 477.029 FS. History–New 11-25-98, Amended 9-6-00.

61G5-31.006 Practice of Hair Braiding, Hair Wrapping, and Body Wrapping Pending Approval of Registration.

(1) An applicant for registration as a hair braider shall be eligible to practice hair braiding, and an applicant for registration

as a hair wrapper shall be eligible to practice hair wrapping, and an applicant for registration as a body wrapper shall be

eligible to practice body wrapping, pending the approval of his or her application for registration provided the individual has

previously submitted the following to the Department:

(a) A properly completed registration application;

(b) Payment of all applicable fees for initial registration as set forth in Chapter 61G5-24, F.A.C.; and

(c) Proof of successful completion of a Board approved hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping course as defined in

Rule 61G5-31.004, F.A.C.

(2) Upon notification that his or her application is complete, an applicant for registration as a hair braider, hair wrapper or

body wrapper is eligible to practice hair braiding, hair wrapping and body wrapping pending the approval of his or her

application for registration.

(3) Applicants wishing to perform hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping services under this exception in a licensed

cosmetology or specialty salon shall, prior to beginning the performance of hair braiding, hair wrapping, or body wrapping

services in the salon, provide to the cosmetology or specialty salon license holder or his or her representative a copy of the

completed application for registration as a hair braider, hair wrapper, or body wrapper submitted to the Department by the

applicant. Specific Authority 477.0132, 477.016 FS. Law Implemented 477.0132, 477.029 FS. History–New 11-25-98, Amended 9-6-00.

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