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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 477
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F.S. 477.0265
477.0265 Prohibited acts.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to:
(a) Engage in the practice of cosmetology or a specialty without an active license as a cosmetologist or registration as a specialist issued by the department pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Own, operate, maintain, open, establish, conduct, or have charge of, either alone or with another person or persons, a cosmetology salon or specialty salon:
1. Which is not licensed under the provisions of this chapter; or
2. In which a person not licensed or registered as a cosmetologist or a specialist is permitted to perform cosmetology services or any specialty.
(c) Permit an employed person to engage in the practice of cosmetology or of a specialty unless such person holds a valid, active license as a cosmetologist or registration as a specialist.
(d) Obtain or attempt to obtain a license or registration for money, other than the required fee, or any other thing of value or by fraudulent misrepresentations.
(e) Use or attempt to use a license to practice cosmetology or a registration to practice a specialty, which license or registration is suspended or revoked.
(f) Advertise or imply that skin care services, as performed under this chapter, have any relationship to the practice of massage therapy as defined in s. 480.033, except those practices or activities defined in s. 477.013.
(g) In the practice of cosmetology, use or possess a cosmetic product containing a liquid nail monomer containing any trace of methyl methacrylate (MMA).
(2) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 72, 117, ch. 83-329; ss. 31, 35, 36, ch. 85-297; s. 6, ch. 87-69; s. 110, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 149, ch. 99-251; s. 3, ch. 2004-284; s. 25, ch. 2012-61; s. 38, ch. 2020-160; s. 7, ch. 2021-143.