Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1973 NO. 23 > Feb 9 1973

House Bill No. 267 dealing with cosmetologists, if enacted, would not be unconstitutional under H.J.R. No. 61 (1973).

AGLO 1973 NO. 111 > Dec 10 1973

Subjects not enumerated in RCW 18.18.290 may not be included within the thirty clock hours of post-graduate [[postgraduate]]study required of all licensed cosmetology instructors by the provisions of that statute.

AGO 1962 NO. 176 > Oct 30 1962

The state of Washington has not preempted the field or regulating the practice of hairdressing and beauty culture; therefore, local police power ordinances may be adopted which do not conflict with existing state law.

AGO 1956 NO. 243 > Apr 9 1956

1. A special school for the teaching of hair styling only is not authorized nor can it be licensed under the laws of the state of Washington.   2. If such a school is opened without a license, the proper procedure is for the department of licenses to refer the matter to the prosecuting attorney of the county in which the school is located.   3. The director of licenses has jurisdiction over any individual practicing beauty culture as an operator or instructing in hair dressing regardless of whether or not such individual is licensed in another state.

AGO 1956 NO. 317 > Sep 18 1956

An instructor operator is a person who is qualified and secured a license as a beauty operator and who has had one year's practice in a beauty culture shop under the supervision of either a manager or owner operator and has passed an instructor's examination.