(a) Barber and beauty shops will not be located in food service or
(b) Barber and beauty shops will have hot and cold running water,
proper plumbing facilities, and adequate waste disposal.
d. Multiple Service and Disposable Articles.
(1) AR 40-5 states the following standards for multiple service and
disposable articles in barber and beauty shops:
Barber chair headrests will be covered with a clean sheet of paper or
clean towel for each patron.
Freshly laundered towels or individual sanitary neck strips will be
used for each patron.
Reusable clean haircloths will be changed at least daily.
Common brushes, neck dusters, shaving brushes, sponges, and
powder puffs are prohibited. Automatic dispensers, brushless
shaving cream, and clean towels in lieu of brushes or dusters are
Closed sanitary receptacles will be provided for waste materials and
(2) Remember, common brushes, neck dusters, shaving brushes, sponges,
and powder puffs are prohibited in barber and beauty shops.
e. Sanitary Practices.
(1) AR 40-5 states the following standards for barber and beauty shop
Without the written consent from a medical officer, patrons will not be
served in barber or shops when face, neck, or scalp skin is inflamed,
contains pus, or erupted. Lice infested personnel will be referred
immediately to the responsible medical authority and not served.
Therapeutic practices such as treating blackheads, infected hairs,
sores, or lesions are prohibited. Pulling of hairs from ears, nostrils,
eyebrows, and mustaches is also prohibited.