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  • Barber Board Reinstates Straight Razor Shave Requirement

Per S.C. Code of Law 40-1-70 Section 2a, Powers and Duties of Boards of Professions and Occupations Regulations, the S.C. Board of Barber Examiners voted unanimously at its April 8, 2013, meeting to reinstate the "straight razor shave" as a part of the practical examination phase of testing for all examining applicants for licensure, including Registered Barbers and Master Hair Care Specialist. This will be effective January 1, 2014.

Straight razor blades will be required during testing.

At its February 23, 2015 meeting, the Board voted for the live shave to be untimed and they reaffirmed that straight razor blades will be required during testing as hair removal is a necessary component of a live shave. The Board requires all barber/master haircare applicants to demonstrate each technique of a live shave during the practical examination.

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