Are Mobile Salons permitted in Mississippi?

The Board of Cosmetology voted against allowing Mobile Salons in the State of Mississippi on June 24, 2023 citing that all salons must have a dedicated physical address.

Rule 4.4 (C) states:

  1. Every salon that has a change in location must make application for a new salon in accordance with Board Rules 4.2 thru 4.4 and the required fee must be paid.
  2. A change of location includes moving an existing establishment:
    a. From one address to another
    b. From one building, or area within a building, to another, even when a “change of address” does not occur.

Who can do eyebrow threading, eyelash extensions, and makeup?

HB 1312 successful passed the Legislature this past session and was signed by the Governor, effective upon passage. Accordingly, it is now the law in MS. HB 1312 reenacted all of the Cosmetology Laws in the State of MS with 3 exceptions. The laws regulating and requiring licensing for cosmetologists, estheticians, manicurists, salons, schools and school instructors in MS are alive and well today and will be continued to be enforced by the Board.

However, there are 3 exceptions. The practice of makeup artistry standing alone, the practice of threading standing alone and the practice of applying and removing eyelash extensions standing alone have all been deregulated. The Board of Cosmetology no longer has jurisdiction over these three practices.

For example, if all you would like to do is the practice of threading and nothing more, your practice will not be regulated in MS. The same with makeup artistry and with eyelash extensions.

What is an Administrative Hearing?

An Administrative Hearing is a trial-like proceeding before the Board or an administrative law judge.  As in a trial, evidence is offered and testimony is given.  Unlike a trial, an Administrative Hearing is often shorter in duration, and more informal.  The Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply to Administrative Hearings.

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