Board inspectors conduct inspections throughout the State of Maryland
on a daily basis. Upon the arrival of a Board inspector
at a beauty salon, the inspector is required to present
his/her credentials (in the form of a State issued Identification
Card) prior to conducting the inspection. If a person comes
to a salon to conduct an inspection and fails to present
his / her proper credentials, you are not required to, and
should not, allow that person to conduct an inspection.
It is illegal for a Board inspector to take any money from
any person for any reason prior to, during, or after an inspection.
Pedicures involving the use of fish (“Fish Pedicures”)
have not been approved by the State Board of Cosmetologists;
primarily due to the foot bath or pedicure spa used for
the “Fish Pedicure” not being properly disinfected after
each client with an EPA-registered disinfectant COMAR 09.22.02.06(B)(1).
Sanitation Regulations for Nail Technician Services