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Cosmetology Facility Certification

Cosmetology Inspection and Certification Program

QVHD conducts inspections of barbershop, hairdressing, cosmetology, and massage therapy establishments for the safety and protection of both consumers and practitioners. Preventing infection is the number one concern when inspecting a cosmetology establishment.

As of March 18, 2020, 8:00 PM, all cosmetology and tattoo establishments operating within the towns of Hamden, North Haven, Woodbridge and Bethany Connecticut are hereby ordered to close until further notice.

Order to Close 03/18/2020: Cosmetology & Tattoo Establishments