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RULE §83.104 Health and Safety Standards--Esthetician Services

Published: 2015

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(a) Cosmetologists and estheticians shall wash their
hands with soap and water, or use a liquid hand sanitizer, prior to
performing any services on a client. Gloves shall be worn during any
type of extraction.
(b) Equipment, implements, tools and materials shall
be properly cleaned and disinfected after servicing each client in
accordance to this rule.
(c) Facial chairs and beds, including headrest for
each, shall be cleaned and disinfected after providing service to
each client. The chair shall be made of or covered in a material that
can be disinfected.
(d) After each client, multiple use implements such
as metal tweezers and comedone extractors shall be cleaned and disinfected.

(e) The following implements are single-use items and
shall be discarded in a trash receptacle after use: cotton pads, cotton
balls, gauze, wooden applicators, disposable gloves, tissues, thread,
disposable wipes, lancets, fabric strips and other items used for
a similar purpose as one or more of the items listed above.
(f) The following items that are used during services
shall be replaced with clean items for each client: disposable and
terry cloth towels, hair caps, headbands, brushes, gowns, makeup brushes,
spatulas that contact skin or products from multi-use containers,
sponges and other items used for a similar purpose as one or more
of the items listed above.
(g) Items subject to possible cross contamination such
as creams, cosmetics, astringents, lotions, removers, waxes, moisturizers,
masks, oils and other preparations shall be used in a manner so as
not to contaminate the remaining product. Applicators shall not be
re-dipped in product. Permitted procedures to avoid cross contamination
  (1) Disposing of the remaining product before beginning
services on each client; or
  (2) Using a single-use disposable implement to apply
product and disposing of such implement after use; or
  (3) Using an applicator bottle to apply the product.

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.104 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 5952; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 681