Why is Important to have a Licensed Barber?
The Spread of Diseases . . .
With the "Street (unlicensed and not professionally trained barber),
barbering tools may be reused without appropriate disinfection, creating an opportunity for the transmission of bacterial,
viral, fungal, or parasitic organisms. Additionally, a
towel or drape used on an infected person and instruments such as clippers, combs and razors used
without proper cleaning and disinfection, the likelihood of spreading an infection or infestation is almost absolute.
Proper training enables a barber to identify certain communicable diseases and his training in the use
of proper sanitation of towels and instruments insures that diseases are not passed on when he cuts hair.
Hire a licensed barber he/she knows all about disease
prevention. The best source for these professionals is to either contact a barber school or an inspector from the state health
agency. These individuals are well-trained in public health and have extensive
knowledge of applicable codes.