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October 5, 1977

Mr. Ron Resech
Executive Director
Texas Cosmetology Commission
1111 Rio Grande
Austin, Texas

Opinion No. H-1066

Re: Whether use of a depilatron machine is subject to regulation by the Texas Cosmetology Commission.

Dear Mr. Resech:

You have requested our opinion concerning whether the use of a depilatron machine is subject to regulation by the Texas Cosmetology Commission. You explain that a depilatron machine is a device for the removal of hair by use of a pair of tweezers which carry an electric current.

Article 8451a, V.T.C.S., provides for regulation by the Cosmetology Commission of the removal of 'superfluous hair from the body by use of depilatories or tweezers.' Sec. 1(3)(c). See Attorney General Opinion M-1270 (1972). Since the statute makes no distinction between mechanical and electric tweezers, the use of a depilatron machine is within the regulatory jurisdiction of the Texas Cosmetology Commission.

SUMMARY

The use of a depilatron machine is within the regulatory jurisdiction of the Texas Cosmetology Commission.

      Very truly yours,

      Hill signature

      John L. Hill
      Attorney General of Texas

      Approved:

      David M. Kendall
      First Assistant

      C. Robert Heath
      Chairman Opinion Committee


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