[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Regulation and Licensing
[Adopted 9-21-1999 by Ord. No. 29-99]
No person shall operate any barbershop, beauty parlor, nail salon or similar type of personal grooming establishment or hire or permit any other person to work in any such establishment without first securing a license for that purpose from the Health Department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits.
The applicant for such license shall pay a fee in the amount set forth in Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits, which fee shall be for the purpose of sanitary inspections.
No person shall operate any barbershop, beauty parlor, nail salon or any similar type of personal grooming establishment without first securing any and all applicable licenses from the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.
No person shall provide barbering, cosmetology and/or hairstyling services in a barbershop, beauty parlor, nail salon or similar establishment without holding the individual license or permit required by the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling for the particular specialty or service said person is providing.
All licenses and permits must be posted in public view.
Licenses granted under this article shall expire on March 1 following their issuance.
All barbershops and beauty parlors, nail salons or similar establishments shall be properly lighted and ventilated.
The walls, ceilings, furniture and other fixtures and all other exposed surfaces in every establishment shall be kept clean and free from dust.
Floors shall be thoroughly swept or mopped each day. All hair dropped on the floor shall be removed therefrom as soon as practicable and in such a manner as not to cause a nuisance.
Every such establishment shall be provided with suitable and sufficient water closets; where both males and females are employed in any such establishment, such water closet facilities shall be provided for separate use of each sex.
Every such establishment shall be provided with hot and cold running water, dispenser soap and single-service towel; sinks and washbasins must be of nonabsorbent material, properly trapped, flushed and sewer-connected.
Attendants shall wash their hands thoroughly with soap and hot water before attending any person.
No person who has any communicable disease in a communicable stage shall attend any person in any such establishment.
No person who has any communicable disease in a communicable stage shall be attended in any such establishment.
All brushes, combs, razors, clippers, scissors, tweezers, blackhead removers, files, pushers, buffers and all massacre and scalp applicators used in any such establishment shall be thoroughly cleansed and sterilized after each and every use thereof; provided, however, that where complete sterilization is not practicable, the same shall be cleansed and treated after each and every separate use thereof so as to provide the maximum sterility attainable. The use of any such implements which cannot be so treated is prohibited.
All razor strops and hones used in any such establishment shall be kept in clean condition at all times, and no razor shall be stropped or honed after any use thereof for shaving unless the said razor shall, before such stropping or honing, have been treated as provided in Subsection I of this section.
No towel shall be used in any such establishment for more than one person without being laundered.
Before any patron attended in any such establishment is permitted to recline in a chair, the headrest of such chair shall be covered with a clean towel or clean sheet of paper not previously used for the same or any other person.
No alum or other astringent in stick form shall be used in any such establishment.
No powder puff or sponge shall be used in any such establishment.
The use of soap in common or for more than one person is prohibited in any such establishment.
The use of shaving cups or mugs or finger bowls in common or for more than one person is prohibited in any such establishment.
Every such establishment shall be provided with suitable mop sink.
Every such establishment providing manicuring and similar services shall be provided with wet and dry sterilizers.
Submission of plans. Whenever a barbershop, beauty parlor, nail salon or other similar personal grooming establishment is constructed or renovated, and whenever a structure is converted for such use or alterations are made that will significantly change the nature of the operation, plans and specifications pertaining to the health and sanitary aspects of the operation shall be submitted to the health authority for review and approval before construction, renovations or conversion is begun. The health authority shall review these plans and respond accordingly within 30 days of the date of submission. No barbershop, beauty parlor, nail salon or similar establishment shall be constructed, renovated or converted except in accordance with plans and specifications previously submitted to and approved by the appropriate health and construction authorities.
If any chapter, section, subsection or paragraph of this article is declared to be unconstitutional, invalid or inoperative, in whole or in part, by a court of competent jurisdiction, such chapter, section, subsection or paragraph shall, to the extent that it is not unconstitutional, invalid or inoperative, remain in full force and effect, and no such determination shall be deemed to invalidate the remaining chapters, sections, subsections or paragraphs of this article.
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Barbershop Closing Hours, adopted 8-2-1954 by Ord. No. 562 and amended 2-4-1963 by Ord. No. 792, which immediately followed this article, was repealed 6-16-1975 by Ord. No. 12-75.