The board of cosmetology derives its authority to promulgate these rules pursuant to 31.1502(a)(1) A.S.C.A.

The American Samoa Board of Cosmetology interprets the interest and the intent of the legislature in enacting Chapter 31.15 A.S.C.A., to be the protection of the health, affording to such individuals and effective and practical protection against incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of operators and cosmetician with whom they come in contact. It is the board’s goal to upgrade and cultivate the cosmetology vocation as well as promoting professionalism and financial stability in the vocation.

History: Rule 4-88, eff 16 Jun 88, § 2.