Body Wrap State Licensing

State Licensing for Body Wrapping

Laws, licensing requirements and regulations vary in each state for body wrap professionals. Some states require a aesthetician license or massage therapist to perform body wraps in a commercial environment such as a spa or salon. See Courses and Training here

Other states may not require a license to perform body wraps, however the laws may change and it is important to keep up with the laws in your state.

It is also important to note that the regulations are in place for public health and client safety, so be sure to understand the process, the safety precautions and proper cleaning and sanitation methods before starting a body wrap business.

The Board of Cosmetology for your state should provide you with the proper requirements of your state.

State Boards of Cosmetology

Note: the information listed here is based on information we gathered from each state and may not be current or accurate as things may change that we are not aware of.
Please check with the board for the most current information.

 

Alabama

Alabama Board of Cosmetology

Email:  [email protected]

Physical Address:

RSA Union Building

100 North Union Street Suite 320

Montgomery, AL 36130

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 301750

Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1750

1-800-815-7453

No license is required to perform body wraps

Alaska

Alaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing – Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Email: [email protected]

PO Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811-0806

907 465-2547

In Alaska there is no license required for body wrapping below the neck. Any body wrapping above the neck requires a license as a hairdresser or aesthetician.

Arizona

Arizona Board of Cosmetology

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology

1721 E. Broadway Rd.

Tempe, AZ 85282-1611

(480) 784-4539

Arizona requires that all body wrap technicians in a salon or spa be licensed as an Aesthetician

Arkansas

Arkansas Dept of Health- Cosmetology section

4815 West Markham

Slot 8

Little Rock, AR 72205.

(501) 682-2168

California

California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Location:

2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95834

Mailing Address:

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

PO Box 944226

Sacramento, CA 94244-2260

1-800-952-5210

Office of enforcement (for requirement inquiries): (916)574-7574

Colorado

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure

1560 Broadway

Suite 1350

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 894-7772

Requires license in cosmetology or aesthetics

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Address

410 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06134

(860) 509-8000

No licensure neccessary

District of Columbia

Board of Barber and Cosmetology

Address:

941 North Capitol Street

NE – Suite 7200

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 442-4472

Not regulated. No license needed.

Delaware

Board of Cosmetology & Barbering

Mailing Address:

Cannon Building,

Suite 203

861 Silver Lake Blvd.

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 744-4500

No license is required so long as there is no manipulation of the skin (such as massaging, etc.) Allow your clients to dry skin body brush and apply gel to their own skin.

Florida

Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Address:

DBPR Customer Contact Center

1940 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL

32399-1027

850.487.1395

A body wrapping license is needed in order to apply body wraps. In order to train for body wrapping, you must hold a cosmetology or massage therapy license.

Georgia

Professional Licensing Board

237 Coliseum Drive

Macon, GA 31217-3858

(478) 207-2440

You need to be a licensed Aesthetician or have a master cosmetology license

Hawaii

Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Professional and Vocational Licensing  Barbering and Cosmetology

King Kalakaua Building

335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

(808) 586-3000

Must be licensed as an aesthetician or cosmetologist

Idaho

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

If body wraps are being done to beautify the skin you would need a cosmetology or aesthetics license.

Illinois

Dept. of Professional Regulation

320W. Washington St.,

3rd FIr.

Springfield, IL 62786

(217)785-0800

You must be a licenses Aesthetician or Cosmetologist

Indiana

Professional Licensing Agency

State Board of Cosmetology

402 W. Washington Street

Room W072,

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 234-3031

Need cosmetology or aesthetics license

Iowa

Dept. of Public Health

Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Lucas State Ofc. Bldg.

321 E. 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 281-4416

Cosmetology or Aesthetician license required to apply body wraps

Kansas

State Board of Cosmetology

714 SW Jackson

Jayhawk Walk Building

Suite 100

Topeka, Kansas

(785) 296-3155

No license neccessary

Kentucky

Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists

111 St. James Court

Suite A

Frankfort, Kentucky

40601

502-564-4262

Louisiana

State Board of Cosmetology

11622 Sunbelt Court

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

866-257-7901

Maine

Office of Licensing and Registration

Barbering & Cosmetology Program

35 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0035

(207) 624-8579

Need cosmetology license

MARYLAND

State Board of Cosmetologists

500 N. Calvert Street

Room 201

Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651

(410) 230-6320

An Esthetician’s license is required

MASSACHUSETTS

Division of Professional Licensure  Board of Registration of Cosmetologists

239 Causeway Street

Boston, MA 02114

(617) 727-3074

Need Aesthetics or Cosmetology license

Michigan

Board of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 30018

Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 241-8720

Michigan has passed a law stipulating that you must have an aesthetician or cosmetology license to perform any form of body wrap or body treatment in a Salon or Professional setting. This amended law can be reviewed in the revision handbook of Aug. 6, 1997, article 12, of the state’s occupational code.

Minnesota

Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Examiners

2829 University Ave SE

#710

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(651) 201-2742

No license required

Mississippi

State Board Of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 55689

Jackson, Mississippi 39296-5689

(601) 354-5315

The state board of cosmetology does not regulate body wrapping. A licensed massage therapist may perform body wraps, but it is unclear whether such a license is mandatory to perform the service.

Missouri

Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

3605 Missouri Boulevard

P.O. Box 1062

Jefferson City, MO  65102-1062

573.751.1052

As long as there is no massaging of the body, only a cosmetology license is required. If application of the body wraps includes massaging, a massage therapy license is also required.

MONTANA

Department of Labor and Industry

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

301 South Park

P.O. Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

(406) 841-2335

Requires license in aesthetics

NEBRASKA

Dept. of Health & Human Services  Cosmetology

Regulation & Licensure Credentialing Division

301 Centennial Mall South

3rd floor

P.O. Box 94986

Lincoln, NE  68509-4986

(402) 471-2115

Requires a license in either aesthetics, cosmetology, or massage therapy

NEVADA

State Board of Cosmetology

1785 E. Sahara Avenue

Suite 255

Las Vegas, NV 89104

(702) 486-6542

An Aesthetics license is required.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

2 Industrial Park Dr.

Concord, NH 03301

(603)271-3608

Must be licensed Esthetician

NEW JERSEY

Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling

P.O. Pox 45003

Newark, NJ 07101

973-504-6400

A massage therapy license is required.

NEW MEXICO

Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor

Toney Anaya Building

Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-4690

Body wrapping is unregulated and no license is required.

NEW YORK

Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services

84 Holland Ave.

Albany, NY 12208-3490

518/474-4429

NORTH CAROLINA

Board of Cosmetology

NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

1201 Front Street, Suite 110

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 733-4117

Must be performed by an aesthetician or cosmotologist

NORTH DAKOTA

Board of Cosmetology

1102 S. Washington St.

Bismarck, ND 58504

701/224-9800

Require license in cosmetology or aesthetics

OHIO

State Board of Cosmetology

101 Southland Mall

Columbus, OH 43207-4041

614/466-3834

Must be licensed Aesthetician or Cosmetologist

OKLAHOMA

State Board of Cosmetology

 

2401 NW 23rd,

Suite 84

Shepherd Mall

Oklahoma City, OK 73107

405.521.2441

A cosmetology license is required

OREGON

Board of Cosmetology

Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)

700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320

Salem, Oregon 97301-1287

503-378-8667

An Aesthetics license is required

Pennsylvania

State Board of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105

717/783-7130

Body wrapping is not a licensed service in Pennsylvania. No license is required

RHODEISLAND

Dept. of Health, Division of Hairdressing & Barbering

3 Capitol Hill – Room 105

Providence, RI 02908

(401) 222-2827

No license is required

SOUTH CAROLINA

Board of Cosmetology

PO Box 12517

Columbia, S.C. 29211-2517

(803) 896-4501

Must be a licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, or aesthetician

SOUTH DAKOTA

Cosmetology Commission

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD57501-5070

(605) 773-6193

Require Cosmetology or Aesthetics license

TENNESSEE

Board of Cosmetology

500 James Robertson Pkwy.

Nashville, TN 37243-1147

800-480-9285

An Aesthetics license is required

Texas

Department of Licensing and Regulation

P.O. Box 12157

Austin, Texas 78711

(512) 463-6599

Body Wrapping is not a service regulated under cosmetology or aesthetics. It is unregulated, however because it is not a licensed cosmetology or aesthetics service it cannot be performed legally in a salon. It may, however, be performed outside the establishment of a salon without any license.

UTAH

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

Board of Cosmetology

60 East 300 South

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 530-6628

A Master Aesthetician license is required

Vermont

Secretary of States Office

Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

National Life Bldg

North FL2

Montpelier, VT 05620

802-828-2191

VIRGINIA

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 400

Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463

(804) 367-8509

An Aesthetics spa license is required.

WASHINGTON

Department of Licensing Cosmetologists

PO Box 9048

Olympia, WA 98507

(360) 664-6626

And aesthetician license is required

WEST VIRGINIA

Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

1201 Dunbar Avenue

Dunbar, WV 25064

(304) 558-2924

Must be licensed Aesthetician or cosmetologist

WISCONSIN

Dept. of Regulations & Licensing

Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board

1400 East Washington Avenue

PO Box 8935

Madison WI 53708

(608) 266-5511

Must be a licensed barber/cosmetologist or aesthetician

WYOMING

Board of Cosmetology

2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302

Cheyenne, WY 82002

307-777-3534

A license in cosmetology or aesthetics is required