Disciplinary Actions

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-571, the Board may take any one or a combination of the following disciplinary actions:

  • Revoke a license
  • Suspend a license
  • Impose a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars
  • Impose probation requirements best adapted to protect the public safety, health and welfare including requirements for restitution payments to patrons
  • Publicly reprove a licensee
  • Issue a letter of concern


Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-572, the Board may take disciplinary action or refuse to issue or renew a license for any of the following causes:

  • Continued performance of cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling services by a person knowingly have an infectious or communicable disease
  • Conviction of a crime
  • Commission of an act involving dishonesty, fraud or deceit with the intent to substantially benefit oneself or another or substantially injure another
  • Malpractice or incompetency
  • Knowingly advertising by means of false, misleading, deceptive or fraudulent statements through communication media
  • Violating any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter
  • Making oral or written false statements to the Board
  • Repeated failure to correct infractions of safety and sanitary requirements prescribed by the Board in its rules
  • Failing to comply with an order of the Board

A conviction of a crime or act shall not be a cause of refusal to issue or renew a license unless the crime or act is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of the license for which application is made. 

The expiration, cancellation, suspension or revocation of a license or a licensee's voluntary surrender of a license does not deprive the Board of jurisdiction to do any of the following:

  • Proceed with an investigation of a licensee.
  • Proceed with an action or disciplinary proceeding against a licensee.
  • Suspend or revoke a license.
  • Deny the renewal or right of renewal of a license.
  • For the purposes of this section, "conviction" means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of no contest.