Regulations for opening a hair salon in the United States vary by state, but most districts require licensing, continual education and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, notes the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and OSHA websites. Review the guidelines supplied by the desired state and pay all applicable fees to open a hair salon.
Those opening a hair salon in Texas must obtain a copy of the current laws, complete an application and pay applicable fees, states the TDLR website. All cosmetologists working in the shop must possess a current license, and all cosmetologists must complete required continuing education requirements to renew their licenses. All cosmetologists must also follow OSHA requirements, which include proper training for use with products that contain formaldehyde.