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A traveling business offering Cosmetology services to residents of individual home addresses and nursing homes, or individuals on location (i.e.: weddings, movies, et cetera) for “fee, gain or reward.” The operator providing the mobile services must hold a valid individual Cosmetology license and must register the business with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia to receive a valid business license. The operator is required to travel with a mobile kit of equipment that is subject to inspection. Kits must include all professional products, supplies and tools required to perform the services for which the business is registered. Proper infection control requirements must be practiced. Disinfected tools, implements and waste materials must be kept separate from contaminated tools, implements and supplies. Mobile salon licenses must be renewed annually no later than December 31 and be visible to the client.
  • Cosmetologist (Hairdressing)
    A Member who has successfully completed 1,500 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Cosmetologist (Hairdressing) license.
    Cosmetologist (Esthetics)
    A Member who has successfully completed 1,500 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Cosmetologist (Esthetics) license.
    Master Cosmetologist (Hairdressing)
    A Cosmetologist who shows proof of employment in cosmetology in a registered cosmetology establishment for at least three (3) years, has successfully completed three (3) up-grading courses, and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Master Cosmetologist (Hairdressing) license.
    Master Cosmetologist (Esthetics)
    A Cosmetologist who shows proof of employment in cosmetology in a registered cosmetology establishment for at least three (3) years, has successfully completed three (3) up-grading courses, and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Master Cosmetologist (Esthetics) license.
    Master Cosmetologist Instructor (Hairdressing)
    A Master Cosmetologist (Hairdressing) who has been engaged in cosmetology for five (5) years or more in a registered cosmetology establishment who has successfully fulfilled such other requirements as may be determined by the Association by policy, and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Master Cosmetologist Instructor (Hairdressing) license.
    Master Cosmetologist Instructor (Esthetics)
    A Master Cosmetologist (Esthetics) who has been engaged in cosmetology for five (5) years or more in a registered cosmetology establishment who has successfully fulfilled such other requirements as may be determined by the Association by policy, and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Master Cosmetologist Instructor (Esthetics) license.
    Specific License (Salon Assistant)
    A person who has successfully completed 300 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required by these by-laws shall be issued a Specific License (Salon Assistant). This license permits the person to mix chemicals and take down permanents.
    Specific License (Nail Technician)
    A person who has successfully completed 300 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required by these by-laws shall be issued a Specific License (Nail Technician). This license permits the person to perform the services of cutting, trimming, polishing, cleansing, applying artificial nail products to and manicuring the nails of any person as well as cosmetic massaging or stimulating the hands, arms, or feet of a client by hand, by the use of any apparatus or by the use and application of cosmetic preparations (oils, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams.)
    Specific License (Makeup Artist)
    A person who has successfully completed 300 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required by these by-laws shall be issued a Specific License (Makeup Artist). This license permits the person to perform all aspects of temporary makeup application upon any person by using cosmetic preparations.
    Specific License (Body Hair Removal Services)
    A person who has successfully completed 300 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required by these by-laws shall be issued a Specific License (Body Hair Removal Services). This license permits the person to provide body hair removal services by each or all of the following methods: body sugaring, waxing and tweezing.
    Specific License (Eyelashes)
    A person who has successfully completed 300 hours of theory and practical instruction as required in the Act and these by-laws and who has successfully passed the examinations prescribed by these by-laws and pays the fees required by these by-laws shall be issued a Specific License (Eyelashes). This license permits the person to provide the service of affixing eyelashes.
    Specific Cosmetologist Instructor
    A Specific Cosmetologist who has been engaged in cosmetology for five (5) years or more in a registered cosmetology establishment who has successfully fulfilled such other requirements as may be determined by the Association by policy, and pays the fees required in these by-laws shall be issued a Specific Cosmetologist Instructor license.
    Temporary License (Graduate)
    A person who wishes to work as a Cosmetologist between the successful completion of a course of cosmetology and attainment of a cosmetologist license must apply for and attain a Temporary License (Graduate). Upon providing evidence of successful completion of a course of cosmetology at a school as specified below, registering to write required examinations, and submitting the form in Schedule D to the Executive Director, the Graduate shall be issued a Temporary License (Graduate) which enables the Graduate to practice cosmetology only under the direct supervision of a Cosmetologist. A Temporary License (Graduate) shall be valid for a specified time, to a maximum of one (1) year, unless extended by Association conjunction with the provisions of By-Law No. 6 respecting examinations.

    Prerequisites: Applicants for a Temporary License (Graduate) are required to provide evidence that they have received not less than 1,500 hours of theoretical and practical instruction under a qualified Master Cosmetologist Instructor, and not less than 100 hours of experience in a cosmetology establishment
    Temporary License (Transfer)
    A person who practices cosmetology outside of Nova Scotia and who wishes to practice cosmetology in Nova Scotia must apply for a license to practice in the same capacity in Nova Scotia. While waiting for the license to be issued, the person may apply for a Temporary License (Transfer), which would allow that person to practice cosmetology while their application for a license is being processed. An applicant for a Temporary License (Transfer) is required to complete the form in Schedule D outlining his/her qualifications to engage in the practice of cosmetology and pay the appropriate fee set out in Schedule B. Upon completion of both, the person may be issued a Temporary License to be valid for a specified time as set out in the temporary license.
    Temporary License (Visitor)
    A person who practices cosmetology outside of Nova Scotia and who wished to practice cosmetology in Nova Scotia for a short duration must apply for a Temporary License (Visitor). An applicant for a Temporary License (Visitor) is required to complete the form in Schedule D outlining his/her qualifications to engage in the practice of cosmetology and pay the appropriate fee set out in Schedule B. Upon completion of both, the person may be issued a Temporary License (Visitor) to be valid for a specified time.
    Student Permit
    In accordance with Section 26 of the Act, a student who is registered in a course of cosmetology at a school must apply for and receive a Student Permit within thirty (30) days of beginning the course. Upon providing evidence that s/he meets the prerequisites set out below and submitting the appropriate application to the Executive Director, the student shall be issued a Student Permit which enables the student to engage in the practice of cosmetology under the direct supervision of a Master Cosmetology Instructor to the extent necessary to fulfill the requirements of the curriculum and in order to satisfy the requirements set out in the Act. A student Permit will be in effect for the term of the course in which the student is registered at the time the student applies for the Student Permit.

    Prerequisites: An applicant to a school of cosmetology must meet entrance requirements including proof that the applicant has completed grade 12 or equivalent. The Board may waive the minimum entrance requirements in special circumstances for persons with disabilities or other social disadvantages. The Board must be satisfied that the applicant is likely to be successful in the study and practice of cosmetology.

    NOTE: A student must meet all prerequisites for admission to the program as part of a student contract with the school, prior to starting the school program (see Sections 6(1) and 6(4)(h) of the Private Career Colleges General Regulations under the Private Career Colleges Regulations Act.) In such cases, a student must comply with the requirements of their school prior to starting the school program even though a permit may be issued under these by-laws after the student has started their course at the school.
    Salon
    Any place where Cosmetology is practised on a permanent or on-going basis, such as a room in a school where practical instruction and training is given or a room in a private residence. This also includes salons and spas that are freestanding, home-, shopping complex- or nursing home-based, or traveling (mobile). Salons and spas must register with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia and with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Infection control requirements apply to all categories of salons and spas. Salon/spa inspections are performed on a non-compliance or complaint basis, unless otherwise dictated by law. Salon and spa licenses must be renewed annually no later than December 31 and be visible to the public.
    Mobile Salon
    A traveling business offering Cosmetology services to residents of individual home addresses and nursing homes, or individuals on location (i.e.: weddings, movies, et cetera) for “fee, gain or reward.” The operator providing the mobile services must hold a valid individual Cosmetology license and must register the business with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia to receive a valid business license. The operator is required to travel with a mobile kit of equipment that is subject to inspection. Kits must include all professional products, supplies and tools required to perform the services for which the business is registered. Proper infection control requirements must be practiced. Disinfected tools, implements and waste materials must be kept separate from contaminated tools, implements and supplies. Mobile salon licenses must be renewed annually no later than December 31 and be visible to the client.

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