|For Immediate Release
April 14, 2009
FFI Contact: Matt Carrothers
Professionals with licensing inquiries should contact
Director of Media Relations
the Professional Licensing Boards at 478-207-2440
Actions Taken by the Georgia State Board of Barbers at its April 13 Meeting
Macon, Ga.—The Georgia State Board of Barbers met on Monday, April 13, 2009.
The Board voted to deny two applications for licensure as an instructor by endorsement:
- Earl Dean Brown, Duluth
- Angelia Holman, Antioch, TN
The Board voted to uphold citations against the following establishments:
- Mane Priority, Norcross
- Regency Barber Shop, Conyers
- Southeast Barber Shop, Atlanta
- Cut Factory, Atlanta
- Simply The Best Style Shop, College Park
The Board voted to uphold citations against the following establishments and reduce the fine:
- Exceptional Cuts, Conyers
- Nick’s Barber Shop, Stone Mountain
- Rick’s Barber Shop, Atlanta
- Silver Moon, Atlanta
- Russell’s Barber, Augusta
The Board voted to suspend the license of the following individual due to non-payment of child support:
- Robert Edward Jordan, III, Atlanta
The Board voted to release the license of the following individual from suspension:
- Marion N. Brooks, Jr., Savannah
The Board voted to ratify cease and desist orders issued to the following individuals for unlicensed practice:
- Gary Mitchell, Atlanta
- Mark A. Harris, Atlanta
- Stan Rico Lewis Lawson, Atlanta
- Hays Barber Shop, Barnesville
- Darik Devon Greaves, Chamblee
- Eric Bell, Chamblee
- Antrell T. Matthews, Columbus
- Jonathan L. Jennings, Columbus
- Lewis Johnson, Columbus
- Christopher Ryan Burton, Conyers
- Wesley Allen Tate, Conyers
- Ernest Corbe, III, Covington
- Alonzo Cotton, Covington
- Conrad Celcie McPherson, Decatur
- Michael Alonzo Newton, Douglas
- Michael Newton, Douglas
- Travis Adams, Douglas
- Markevius A. Henley, Griffin
- Girardeau Mathis, Lawrenceville
- Jermaine Olin Jones, Lawrenceville
- Cornell McIntosh, Loganville
- Official Flavor Barber Shop, Macon
- Lester Abrams, Marietta
- Markita I. White, Marietta
- Antonio R. Roberson, Martinez
- All In One Barbershop, Millen
- Patrick Cornell Head, Monticello
- Benedicto Peralta, Morrow
- Excessive Cut & Styles, Perry
- Christopher Lamont Niles, Rome
- Florence Williams, Rome
- Rafael A. Feliberti, Roswell
- Derrick C. Cook, Smyrna
- Howard Devonne Davis, Jr., Stone Mountain
- Lawrence Garriette, Stone Mountain
- William G.L. Smith, Stone Mountain
- Gary Manning, Valdosta
- Leroy Ponder, Valdosta
- Bobby Gassaway, Warner Robins
- Dwight Barber Salon, Warner Robins
- Michael Edward, Jr., Warner Robins
- Walt Davis, Winder
- Coggins Barber Shop, Zebulon
The Board voted to accept consent orders from the following individuals and establishments for probationary licensure:
- Dwayne S. Johnson, Atlanta
- William R. Velazquez, Clarkston
- Tremayne Valdaina Young, Columbia, SC
- Maurice Lamont Bell, Erwin, NC
- Kenneth Crum, Forest Park
- Edward Eugene Johnson, Hiram
- Marcus T. Mackey, Jonesboro
- Jimmy Devall Dickens, Kennesaw
- Douglas E. Rector, Lithonia
- Charles Vernon Smith, Macon
- Maurice Robinson, Marietta
- Michael Timothy King, Marietta
- Rasheed Killah Ali, Marietta
- Willie Frank Goddard III, McDonough
- Victor Harmon, Riverdale
- Charles Riley, Savannah
- Levon Mincey and Levon Mincey d/b/a Image is Everything, Savannah
- Juawon Gammon, Smyrna
- Cornell Formbly, Stockbridge
- Kenneth R. Birchfield, Sun City Center, FL
- Damani K. Fulks, Stone Mountain
- Tesfay Ogbu d/b/a Tes’es Best Barber, Stone Mountain
- Frankie Shearry, Jr., Valdosta
- Winfred Lee Wilson, Waycross
The Board voted to re-post the following rule amendments:
- 70-2-.02 Required Inspections and Licensing. Amended: Redefines the requirement for pre-license inspections and retention of licenses for schools.
- 70-2-.03 License to Operate a School, Ownership, or Relocation. Amended: Includes the requirement for application for a new school license to include change in ownership or expansion of the school. It also changes the requirements for student kits, gives guidance on when to increase the number of instructors, and gives requirements for maintaining student records and submitting student transcripts to the Board. Schools which are closing shall also notify the Board within 30 days of closure. There is also terminology in the rule which has been amended.
- 70-2-.07 Application for Apprentice License. Amended: Requires that each time an apprentice change master barber supervisors or shops, he/she must submit a new application. Also, master barbers supervising apprentices shall submit written transcripts of apprentice hours to the board within three days of termination of an apprenticeship. Master barber will also be required to maintain copies of apprentice hours for at least five years. Verbage within the rule was also clarified.
- 70-2-.09 Application for Licensure by Endorsement/Reciprocity. Amended: Requires that applicants for licensure by reciprocity submit a verification/certification of licensure in the state they are reciprocating from.
- 70-2-.10 Cross-Over Licensing. Amended: Allows for hair designers to cross over as barbers. It also requires that candidates for cross over license pass the written and practical exam.
- 70-2-.11 Posting of Licenses, Laws and Rules, and Inspection Reports in Schools. Amended: Requires that all master licenses and barber instructor licenses or current online verifications of license be posted in a prominent place for public view on school premises. Also, school licenses and most recent inspection reports must be posted in a prominent place for public view. Also, barber sanitation/disinfection regulations shall be placed in a prominent place for public view; and, each school shall make available a current copy of the laws and rules for the Georgia State Board of Barbers.
- 70-3-.02 Barber School Curriculum. Amended: Amends the barber school curriculum.
- 70-3-.03 Barber Instructor Training Curriculum. Amended: Amends the barber instructor training curriculum.
- 70-3-.04 Curriculum Requirements for Master Cosmetologist or Hair Designer to become a Barber. Amended: Amends the curriculum for master cosmetologists or hair designers to become barbers.
- 70-4-.03 Facilities (shops). Amended: Amends the physical requirements for a barber facility (shop).
- 70-4-.05 Plumbing, Hot and Cold Water: Requires that each facility have plumbing connected to a municipal sewage system or properly designed and constructed individual sewage system approved by the city, county, or state health department and an adequate supply of hot and cold running water in accordance with recognized health standards. Also, shops licensed after the date of the adoption of this rule revision are required to have a sink separate from the restroom sink in which to clean implements and perform other barbering services.
- 70-6-.01 Applicants for Barber License by Examination. Amended: Requires that applicants submit complete applications along with the application fee 30 days prior to taking the exam.
- 70-6-.02 Applicants for Instructor’s License. Amended: States that in the event an applicant does not report to the examination when first notified or fails the examination, the applicant's application will be closed until submission of another application and examination fee.
The Georgia State Board of Barbers will hold its next meeting Monday, May 11, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards in Macon.