Cosmetology Fact Sheet

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COSMETOLOGY FACT SHEET

Licensed cosmetologists are trained and licensed to perform many services within the beauty industry. Below is a quick glance at services that cosmetologists are licensed to perform.

HAIR

  • Arranging, dressing, curling, waving, permanent waving, cleansing, cutting, shampooing, relaxing, singeing, bleaching, tinting, coloring, straightening, dyeing, beautifying, applying hair tonics to, or otherwise treating by any means, the hair of any person.
  • *Please Note: Cosmetologists CANNOT shave clients.

BODY

  • Massaging, cleaning, or stimulating the scalp, face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body (from the shoulders and up), by means of the hands, devices, apparatus or appliances, with or without the use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
  • Beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.
  • *Please Note: ONLY licensed massage therapists are permitted to massage the entire body for compensation.

HAIR REMOVAL

  • Removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by the use of tweezers, liquids, creams, waxes, chemicals, or devices/appliances of any kind except by the use of light waves, commonly known as rays

NAILS

  • Cutting, trimming, polishing, tinting, coloring, cleansing, or manicuring the nails of any person.
  • Massaging, cleansing, treating, or beautifying the hands or feet of any person.
  • Applying artificial nails.

For additional information, contact the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

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