The practice of cosmetology includes the services defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 155A.23, subdivision 3, and includes all services in subparts 2, 3, and 4. Cosmetology does not include advanced practice esthetic services in subpart 5. Cosmetology practice includes:
shampooing, conditioning, cutting, clipping, coloring, dressing, processing, shaping, straightening, bleaching, tinting, styling, blow-drying, or waving a person's hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes;
styling, cutting, and coloring wigs when on a person's head;
cleansing, massaging, and stimulating the scalp;
using a razor to remove hair from the head, face, and neck; and
other services for the cosmetic care of the hair, head, and scalp.
The practice of esthiology is the cosmetic treatment of the stratum corneum of the epidermal layer of the skin surface. Esthetic practice includes eyelash technology services in subpart 4 and includes items A to F:
cleansing, stimulating, or massaging a person's scalp, face, neck, arms, legs, or trunk with or without the use of any cosmetic preparation, antiseptic, tonic, lotion, or cream;
cosmetic care of a person's face, eyelashes, eyebrows, lips, nose, neck, arms, legs, or trunk using a cosmetic preparation, antiseptic, tonic, lotion, powder, oil, gels, paraffin, clay, cream, or makeup;
basic exfoliation as defined in part 2105.0010, manual or machine skin cleansing, and basic extractions;
removing hair from a person's body using depilatories, waxes, preparations, sugaring, or tweezing;
application of makeup or airbrush makeup, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping and trimming, eyelash and eyebrow enhancements, facials, and body wraps; and
other cosmetic services on the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis.
The practice of nail technology is the cosmetic care of the hands, feet, and nails. Nail technician services do not include waxing, eyelash or eyebrow enhancements, or any other esthetician service. Nail technicians must not use any tool or equipment to penetrate the skin.
Nail technology includes:
cleansing, removing polish, cutting, trimming, polishing, tinting, coloring, or manicuring the fingernails or toenails;
attaching and removing acrylic, other artificial nails, or nail enhancements;
cleansing, massaging, and cosmetic care of the skin of the hands and feet including paraffin treatments;
callus removal by the use of callus removal products, sanding, buffing, or filing;
massaging the hands, feet, and lower arms and legs in conjunction with any practice described in items A to F; and
other services for the cosmetic care of the hands, feet, and nails.
The practice of eyelash technicians is limited to the application, removal, and trimming of threadlike natural or synthetic fibers to an eyelash, and includes the cleansing of the eye area and lashes. Eyelash extensions do not include color agents, straightening agents, permanent wave solutions, bleaching agents, applications to the eyebrow, or any other cosmetology service.
The practice of advanced practice (AP) esthetics is the cosmetic treatment of the epidermal layer of the skin. AP esthetics includes esthetic services in subpart 2 and:
advanced exfoliation as defined in part 2105.0010 including dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical or enzyme exfoliation, and other exfoliation methods that exceed the stratum corneum;
advanced skin care treatments using electrical energy treatments including light therapy, galvanic current, microcurrent, high frequency, radio frequency, and sound waves; lymphatic drainage; and advanced extractions. Laser, as identified in Minnesota Statutes, section 147.081, subdivision 3, as the practice of medicine is not an advanced practice esthetic service;
skin needling; and
other cosmetic personal services on the epidermal layer of the skin.
MS s 14.389; 155A.23; 155A.26; 155A.27; 155A.29; 155A.30; L 2015 c 77 art 2 s 81; L 2017 1Sp4 art 2 s 64
41 SR 305; 42 SR 589; 43 SR 347; 44 SR 941
March 6, 2020
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes