36-15-17.2. License required to practice nail technology--Practices constituting nail technology. No person may engage in the practice of nail technology unless the person is licensed by the commission. A person is engaged in the practice of nail technology if that person, for compensation, a fee, or any valuable consideration, engages in any of the following practices with hands, chemicals, or any mechanical or electrical apparatus or appliance for beautifying or cosmetic purposes:
(1) Cutting, filing, trimming, shaping, polishing, coloring, removing polish, tinting, air-brushing, decorating, cleansing, or otherwise beautifying a person's fingernails or toenails;
(2) Applying and removing artificial nails; or
(3) Massaging, cleansing, and exfoliating a person's hands, arms, feet, and legs.
Nail technology does not include hair removal, cutting nail beds, treating corns or calluses, or any medical treatment involving the feet, hands, or nails.
Source: SL 2003, ch 202, § 4.
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