240 Mass. Reg. 3.04

Current through Register 1521, May 10, 2024
Section 3.04 - Advertising and Pricing
(1) No salon may use any advertising which is misleading or inaccurate, nor shall any salon in any way misrepresent any materials, services or policies.
(2) "Advertising" shall include any form of printed or electronic or digital media and any means or methods employed to bring to the attention of the public the practice of cosmetology, manicuring, aesthetics, barbering or the sale of related accessories.
(3) No cosmetology, aesthetics or manicuring shop may arrange for, permit or advertise the practice of barbering in the shop unless the shop is a licensed barber shop and employs a licensed barber. No cosmetology, aesthetics or manicuring shop may display a barber pole or any representation of a barber pole, unless it is licensed as a barber shop and employs a licensed barber.
(4) The price advertised for a service shall include the price of all operations necessary to complete the service. For example, if a "permanent wave" is advertised at a specific price, the price advertised shall include the price of all operations necessary for completing the permanent wave. If a haircut and styling is to be paid for separately, the advertising must so state.
(5) Gender-based pricing is prohibited by the Massachusetts Public Accommodations Act (M.G.L. c. 272, §§ 92A and 98). Prices must be based on factors such as hair length or difficulty of styling.
(6) A price list must be displayed in a conspicuous place in the salon.

240 CMR 3.04

Amended by Mass Register Issue 1392, eff. 5/31/2019.