Legislation heard this week would authorize the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology to define mobile salons and provide operational requirements to keep business standards high and clients safe. These salons provide access to personal and cosmetic services for Minnesotans living in underserved areas, including homeless shelters.
The legislation would define a mobile salon as any salon offering personal services while operating in a mobile vehicle or structure. Mobile salon license holders would need to maintain a permanent business address and notify the board of the mobile salon location and schedule of operations. A one-time appropriation would be provided to the Board to implement rules relating to mobile salons.
The bill passed the State and Local Government Committee and was sent to the Finance Committee. (S.F. 839)