Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 13. Barbers and Hairdressers
Section 160. Application of License Requirements.
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AS 08.13.160. Application of License Requirements.

(a) A person holding a valid license to practice barbering under former AS 08.12 is licensed under this chapter and may continue to practice barbering under the conditions imposed by former AS 08.12 and the regulations adopted under former AS 08.12 until the license expires.

(b) A person holding a valid license under former AS 08.28 may continue to practice under the conditions imposed under former AS 08.28 and the regulations adopted under former AS 08.28 until the license expires.

(c) A person holding a valid license issued under former AS 08.12 or former AS 08.28 shall be entitled upon its expiration to a license to practice under this chapter in the field of practice for which the person was originally licensed, without meeting requirements for new licensure.

(d) The licensing and permit provisions of this chapter do not apply to

(1) a person practicing barbering, hairdressing, manicuring, or esthetics in a community having a population of less than 1,000 people that is not within 25 miles of a community of more than 1,000 people and who uses only chemicals available to the general public;

(2) the practice of manicuring by a student as part of instruction in a 12-hour course approved under AS 08.13.110 (b);

(3) a shampoo person;

(4) a licensed health care professional;

(5) a person licensed by another licensing jurisdiction in a field of practice licensed by this chapter while demonstrating techniques or products to persons holding licenses or permits under this chapter;

(6) a person practicing tattooing and permanent cosmetic coloring or body piercing solely on the person's own body.

(e) The board shall adopt regulations to permit a person licensed under this chapter to practice barbering, hairdressing, or esthetics outside a licensed shop or school for limited purposes including

(1) care of clients confined to an institution or health care facility;

(2) care of clients with limited mobility;

(3) participation in charitable events; and

(4) participation in workshops or demonstrations of techniques or products.

(f) A person licensed under this chapter to practice hairdressing is considered to be licensed to practice manicuring and limited esthetics under the same license.

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