36-15-2.2. License required for practice of esthetics--Practices constituting esthetics. No person may engage in the practice of esthetics unless the person is licensed by the commission. A person is engaged in the practice of esthetics 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) Beautifying, massaging, cleansing, exfoliating, stimulating, or applying oils, creams, cosmetic preparations, make-up, facial treatments, body treatments, body wraps, antiseptics, scrubs, clays, lotions, masks, waxes, or other preparations for the noninvasive care of the skin. For purposes of this subdivision, noninvasive means confined to the nonliving cells of the stratum corneum of the epidermis. Such practices shall be in a superficial mode and not for the treatment of medical disorders, and living cells may never be altered, cut, or damaged;
(2) Grooming or applying eyebrows or eyelashes, including arching and tinting; or
(3) Removing superfluous hair by nonpermanent means, including tweezing and waxing.
Esthetics does not include scalp treatments or scalp massage.
Source: SL 2003, ch 202, § 5.
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