Borough of Spotswood, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Sec. 7-9 of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spotswood (adopted by the Borough Council 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 278, as amended through 9/94). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Licensing — See Ch. 127.

§ 50-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BARBERSHOP
All premises on which are conducted one or any combination of the following practices when done upon the scalp, face or neck for cosmetic purposes and not for treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments; and when done for payment, either directly or indirectly, or without payment for the public generally; shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair; applying facial and scalp preparations, by hand or mechanical appliances; singeing, shampooing or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics; applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to the scalp, face or neck. The term "barbershop" shall not include beauty shops limited to the practice of hair and beauty culture catering to female persons and as further defined in N.J.S.A. 45:4A-5.[1]
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Editor's Note: Repealed by L. 1984, c. 205. See now N.J.S.A. 45:5B-3.

§ 50-2 Lighting and ventilation.

All barbershops shall be well lighted and ventilated, and their furniture, equipment, tools, utensils, floors, walls and ceiling shall be kept clean at all times.

§ 50-3 Rules and regulations.

It shall be unlawful to own, manage, operate or control a barbershop except under the following conditions:
A. 
No towel shall be used on any patron which has been used for another patron until the towel is laundered and thoroughly dried, and no towel which has been placed in a steamer or sterilizer shall be used on any patron.
B. 
There shall be readily available in a barbershop, school or college an adequate supply of hot and cold water. Where a public water supply under pressure and a sewerage system are available, there shall be provided in the barbershop a supply of hot and cold running water under pressure.
C. 
The headrest of a barber chair shall be covered with a clean towel or paper covering before use.
D. 
A clean towel or other clean material shall be placed about the neck of a patron to prevent hair from touching the skin of the patron.
E. 
Any tools or parts thereof which come into contact with the head, face or neck of the patron, such as razors, scissors, tweezers, combs and parts of vibrators, shall be immersed in boiling water or in alcohol of a strength of 70% or higher or treated by some other equally effective method before being used.
F. 
Shaving mugs and shaving brushes shall be thoroughly rinsed in hot water immediately before use.
G. 
At least two receptacles for soiled towels and waste shall be provided. Only used towels shall be deposited in one and wastes, such as used shaving paper, shall be deposited in the other.
H. 
No styptic pencil, fingerbowl, sponge, lump alum or powder puff shall be used, except the individual applicator type.
I. 
No room used as a barbershop shall be used as a sleeping room nor be located in any sleeping room, feed store, restaurant or lunchroom, unless separated therefrom by a substantial partition extending from floor to ceiling.
J. 
There shall be at least 78 square feet of floor space in every barbershop having one barber chair and there shall be at least 60 square feet of floor space for each additional barber chair.
K. 
Any barbershop maintaining toilet facilities for public use shall maintain these facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.
L. 
While serving patrons, attendants shall wear clean outer garments.
M. 
Immediately before serving a patron, attendants shall thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water.
N. 
No common drinking cup or glass shall be kept or used.
O. 
All premises shall be subject to such conditions, restrictions and rules and regulations as the Division of Health may see fit to impose in order to protect the health of the Borough.

§ 50-4 Hours.

A. 
No barbershop shall open for business earlier than 8:30 a.m. nor close later than 6:00 p.m. throughout the year, except on Saturdays and the day preceding New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Decoration Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, when they shall close not later than 7:00 p.m.
B. 
All shops shall remain closed on the above-mentioned legal holidays, Sundays and Mondays, except the Mondays of the weeks in which the above-mentioned legal holidays occur.
C. 
During the hours and on the days when barbershops are closed, the entire interior of the shop shall be open to full view from the public street, and no other business shall be conducted in the shop during the hours and on the days when the barbershops are closed.

§ 50-5 License fee.

The license fee shall be as set forth in § 91-6 of Chapter 91, Fees, and shall become payable to the Borough Clerk at the Borough hall on June 30 in each year. All licenses shall expire on the 30th day of June following such payment.