Estheticians provide services to keep skin healthy and attractive. Estheticians use their hands or mechanical or electrical apparatuses or appliances for cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exfoliating or applying lotions or creams and for the temporary removal of hair, makeup artistry, facial and body wrapping, and facial and body waxing.
On July 20, 2015, Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 2642
. This bill creates a Board of Certified Advanced Estheticians within the Health Licensing Office (HLO) to oversee the safe practice of advanced nonablative esthetics and to ensure that individuals who are practicing advanced nonablative esthetics are qualified to perform services on the public. Licensing in advanced esthetics will begin July 1, 2016, and does not fall under the Board of Cosmetology; however, to become a certified advanced esthetician in 2016, you must have an active esthetics certification issued by the Board of Cosmetology.
Do you have a question about how a law or rule impacts your individualized practice?
Please know that the Health Licensing Office (HLO) and its boards do not provide individualized advice on how the law applies to practice in the field. Here are some resources:
Please know the HLO and its boards remain neutral on substantive bills proposing changes to its laws and cannot act on your behalf in any proposals to change the governing statutes.
If you have further questions, please contact Board Specialist Maria Gutierrez at 503-373-1906.