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Estheticians can beautify, massage, cleanse or stimulate a person's skin (except the scalp) by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions or creams or any device, electrical or otherwise, for the care of the skin. They also might apply make-up or eyelashes to a person, tint the eyelashes or eyebrows, lighten hair on the body (except the scalp), or remove excess hair from the body using depilatories, waxes, or tweezers.
Contact Information
Department of Public Health
321 E 12th Street
Lucas Building
Des Moines IA, 50319-0075(map)
Bureau of Professional
P: (515) 281-0254
F: (515) 281-3121

License Details

Code Citation
IC, Chapter 157; 645 IAC 60, 61, 63, 64, 65
Who Applies
Any person wishing to provide clients with skin treatments in Iowa.
When To Apply
After completion of academic requirements.
Initial Requirements
Graduation from a program in esthetics and a passing score on a national examination.
Two years.
Processing Time
30 days after all required documentation is submitted. Online renewal in real time.
Fee Structure
License: Renewal:
Renewal Requirements
National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Esthetics Examination.
Additional Information
Any person wishing to provide clients with skin treatments in Iowa.
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