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South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
Rented Booth License Requirements and Recommendations
A booth is an "independent person salon within a salon." All laws and rules for a salon apply to a booth. One person at a physical location must have the salon license; the other person(s) then may have the booth license(s) if they are independents.
- A booth licensee is a booth renter or independent contractor.
- A booth licensee needs a personal license also (either cosmetologist, nail technician or esthetician license).
- The booth license and personal license must be displayed in the working area of the booth when licensee is working.
- Each booth must have a station with its own closed clean containers for clean towels/linens and storage of disinfected equipment used in direct contact with each patron. The booth must have its own closed container for "used" towels/linens and equipment.
- Each booth license must maintain an area (example: a cabinet) for storage of harmful supplies in a separate room not used by or readily accessible to the public. All storage should be labeled with the booth licensee's name.
- Each booth must have one or more wet sanitizers to immerse all the working booth licensee's instruments.
- Each nail booth must have a closed waste receptacle and mechanical air purification system.
- A booth licensee must have a South Dakota sales tax license. (Call 800.829.9188.)
- In South Dakota booth renters may share the following with other licensees in the salon:
- Reception areas
- Restroom facilities
- Fire extinguisher for each 1,500 square feet of space
- First aid kit (containing small adhesive bandages, disposable exam gloves, gauze and antiseptic). A copy of the blood exposure instructions must also be in the kit.
- Displayed health, safety and sanitary rules
- Displayed "unregulated services" sign
- Ventilation system for total area
We do not require this, but suggest a contract between the owner and booth renter. Check with a lawyer or Certified Public Accountant. For further information, one source is SalonOvations' Staffing Policies & Procedures by Beverly Kilmer, Milady Publishing. Your local library should be able to obtain a copy.
Be aware that the Internal Revenue Service may have additional requirements of booth/independent renters.