Health control obligations of beauty arts business operator
- A beauty arts business operator shall observe the following matters to keep his/her business-related facilities and equipment hygienic and safe, so as not to cause any harm to the health of their users (Article 4(1) and (4) of the Public Health Control Act):
· Genuine makeup or beauty service shall be rendered, which does not utilize any medical appliances or medicines;
· Beauty arts appliances shall be kept by dividing them into the sterilized ones and non-sterilized ones, and only a throwaway razor shall be served per customer, and
· Beautician's license shall be displayed inside the business establishment.
Sterilization of beauty appliances
- Disinfection criteria and methods for beauty appliances are as follows [Article 4(4) of the Public Health Control Act, Article 5 and attached Table 3 of the Enforcement Regulations of the Public Health Control Ac, and Disinfection criteria and methods by barbering and beauty appliances (Notice No. 2021-2 of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Enacted and enforced on Jan 5, 2021)]:
▪ Hair trimmer, clipper
Risk of spreading viruses through skin infection and blood
▪ Remove foreign substances, hair, etc. from the surface
▪ Wipe the surface around the blade with a sanitary tissue or a cloth or gauze that contains disinfectant solution
▪ Use a dry cloth or gauze to remove moisture
Risk of transmitting infectious media or causing self-infection
▪ Wipe away foreign substances from the surface using a cloth
▪ Wash and soak them in a disinfectant solution for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it under running water and removing moisture
▪ Sterilize them with ultraviolet rays and store them in a separate container
Sanctions for violations
- Administrative dispositions
· A Special Metropolitan City Mayor/Metropolitan City Mayor/Do Governor (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Mayor/Do Governor’) or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall order a beauty arts business operator who has violated his/her health control obligations to make an improvement immediately or within a specified period not exceeding six months (Article 10(2) of the Public Health Control Act and Article 17(1) of the Enforcement Regulations of the Public Health Control Act).
· The head of a Si/Gun/Gu may order a beauty arts business operator who has violated his/her health control obligations to suspend his/her business or partially suspend using its facilities within a specified period not exceeding six months, or to close his/her business establishment (Article 11(1) subparagraph 4 of the Public Health Control Act).
- Administrative fines
· A person who has failed to comply with the obligations for health control of beauty arts establishment in violation of the Act shall be subject to an administrative fine not exceeding two million won (Article 22(2) subparagraph 2 of the Public Health Control Act).
Health control rating
Assessment of the level of health control
- In order to elevate a health control level of the public health business establishments, the Mayor/Do Governor shall formulate an assessment plan for the health service and notify the head of a Si/Gun/Gu thereof, while the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall draw up a detailed assessment plan by area under his/her jurisdiction according to the assessment plan, and thereafter assess the level of health service of the public health business establishments (Article 13(1) and (2) of the Public Health Control Act).
- Theassessment of the level of health control shall be conducted every two years,although the assessment cycle may vary if deemed necessary for the health andhygiene control of a beauty salon. However, beautysalons that have reported a suspension of business may not be assessed for thehealth control level (Article 13 (4) of the Public Health Control Actand Article 20 of the Enforcement Regulations of the Public Health ControlAct).
Publication of the health control rating
- The head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall notify the relevant beauty salon operator of their health control ratings as a result of the health service assessment, and publish such ratings. (Article 14(1) of the Public Health Control Act).
- A beauty arts business operator may attach a sign of his/her health control rating at the entrance of his/her business establishment, along with the name of business establishment (Article 14(2) of the Public Health Control Act).