Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 20]
Bathroom Requirements for Facilities
Action 5963
General Information
Action Summary The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology seeks to remove its current requirement that salons, shops, spas, and schools maintain a separate bathroom exclusively for client use. The existing requirement prevents these licensees from sharing a bathroom with other businesses. The proposed amendment to the existing regulation would allow facilities to share a bathroom with other businesses, as long as the bathroom meets all the sanitation requirements in the regulations and the bathroom is reasonably close to the entrance. The Board proposes to change the requirement to the bathroom shall be available for client use, within 200 feet of the entrance and must adhere to all sanitation standards in 18 VA 41-70-270 or 18 VA 41-20-270.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 41-20 Barbering and Cosmetology Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 41 - 70 Esthetics Regulations Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7242]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9638 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.