Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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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 is a private business.
  • 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 the 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.