Independent licensing

Estheticians in Utah, led by Candace Daly, are making plans for licensing independent from the existing cosmetology license. Letters addressed to the Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing Review Committee should stress the issues that arise for safety and welfare of the public in an environment of inadequate licensure. Connecticut also is pursuing independent licensing for estheticians. A bill, currently in the state's House of Representatives, splits the licensure into three parts: esthetics—a 600-hour license, manicuring and hair dressing.

--information courtesy of Annette Hanson, EMDA Director, Legislative Issues/Atelier Esthétique president.