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American Samoa - Obtain a Beauty Salon License

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  1. Complete and submit an application to the American Samoa Board of Cosmetology.
  2. Present or submit all other required documents.
  3. Pay the application fee.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application
  • Proof that the salon meets all the standards of sanitation required by the rules of the Department of Health, as certified by the Director of Medical Services

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Commerce
American Samoa Government
A.P. Lutali Executive Office Bldg
Utulei, American Samoa 96799
Phone: 1 (684) 633-5155
Fax: 1 (684) 633-4195
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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Obtain a license for beauty salons:

  • The salon must meet the standards of sanitation required by the rules of the Department of Health, as certified by the Director of Medical Services;
  • There is a Board licensed operator working full time in the salon; and
  • The salon is adequately equipped for the practices in which it engages as certified by the Board.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


All licenses for salons expire on 31 December next following the date of issue, but may be renewed on the date of expiration.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Licenses are issued by the American Samoa Board of Cosmetology.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A person may not maintain a beauty shop or salon without a license issued in accordance with American Samoa's Beauty Act.

A Beauty shop or salon refers to any premises upon or within which is practiced either of the classified occupations (hairdresser and cosmetician).

Information which might help[edit]

Revocation and suspension of certificate: American Samoa Board of Cosmetology may revoke or suspend any license, whether operator or beauty salon for any of the following causes:

  • professional misconduct, gross carelessness, or manifest incapacity;
  • conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or the rules promulgated pursuant thereto or any other law which applies to him in the occupation covered by the license;
  • making any false representation or promise, through advertising or otherwise, or in any manner dealing fraudulently or dishonestly in the occupation covered by the license;
  • habitual intemperance in use of alcoholic beverages or addiction to the use of narcotic drugs;
  • failing to display the license as required under the Beauty Act.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • American Samoa Bar Association:

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