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.
Email: [email protected]
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street Suite 320
Montgomery, AL 36130
P.O. Box 301750
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1750
No license is required to perform body wraps
Alaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing – Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
Email: [email protected]
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
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 State Board of Cosmetology
1721 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611
Arizona requires that all body wrap technicians in a salon or spa be licensed as an Aesthetician
4815 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205.
2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
PO Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260
Office of enforcement (for requirement inquiries): (916)574-7574
Denver, CO 80202
Requires license in cosmetology or aesthetics
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
No licensure neccessary
District of Columbia
Board of Barber and Cosmetology
941 North Capitol Street
NE – Suite 7200
Washington, DC 20002
Not regulated. No license needed.
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
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.
DBPR Customer Contact Center
1940 North Monroe Street
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.
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
You need to be a licensed Aesthetician or have a master cosmetology license
Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Professional and Vocational Licensing – Barbering and Cosmetology
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Must be licensed as an aesthetician or cosmetologist
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
If body wraps are being done to beautify the skin you would need a cosmetology or aesthetics license.
320W. Washington St.,
Springfield, IL 62786
You must be a licenses Aesthetician or Cosmetologist
Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Need cosmetology or aesthetics license
Dept. of Public Health
Lucas State Ofc. Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Cosmetology or Aesthetician license required to apply body wraps
714 SW Jackson
Jayhawk Walk Building
No license neccessary
111 St. James Court
11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Office of Licensing and Registration
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Need cosmetology license
500 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
An Esthetician’s license is required
Division of Professional Licensure – Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Need Aesthetics or Cosmetology license
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
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.
2829 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
No license required
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, Mississippi 39296-5689
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.
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1062
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.
Department of Labor and Industry
301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Requires license in aesthetics
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Cosmetology
Regulation & Licensure Credentialing Division
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Requires a license in either aesthetics, cosmetology, or massage therapy
1785 E. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
An Aesthetics license is required.
2 Industrial Park Dr.
Concord, NH 03301
Must be licensed Esthetician
P.O. Pox 45003
Newark, NJ 07101
A massage therapy license is required.
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Toney Anaya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Body wrapping is unregulated and no license is required.
84 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3490
NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
Must be performed by an aesthetician or cosmotologist
1102 S. Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
Require license in cosmetology or aesthetics
101 Southland Mall
Columbus, OH 43207-4041
Must be licensed Aesthetician or Cosmetologist
2401 NW 23rd,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
A cosmetology license is required
Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, Oregon 97301-1287
An Aesthetics license is required
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Body wrapping is not a licensed service in Pennsylvania. No license is required
3 Capitol Hill – Room 105
Providence, RI 02908
No license is required
PO Box 12517
Columbia, S.C. 29211-2517
Must be a licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, or aesthetician
500 East Capitol
Require Cosmetology or Aesthetics license
500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-1147
An Aesthetics license is required
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
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.
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
60 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
A Master Aesthetician license is required
Secretary of States Office
National Life Bldg
Montpelier, VT 05620
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463
An Aesthetics spa license is required.
PO Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98507
And aesthetician license is required
1201 Dunbar Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25064
Must be licensed Aesthetician or cosmetologist
Dept. of Regulations & Licensing
1400 East Washington Avenue
PO Box 8935
Madison WI 53708
Must be a licensed barber/cosmetologist or aesthetician
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
A license in cosmetology or aesthetics is required