Lash Perming

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Industry Bulletin – 2/7/2017 – Lash Perming

The Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (Board) would like to remind its licensees that the practice of “lash perming” is only within the scope of practice of licensed cosmetologists and barbers as stated in section 7316 of the California Business and Professions Code which in part reads:

(a) The practice of barbering is all or any combination of the following practices:

(3) Singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, chemical waving, hair relaxing, or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics.

(b) The practice of cosmetology is all or any combination of the following practices:

(1) Arranging, dressing, curling, waving, machineless permanent waving, permanent waving, cleansing, cutting, shampooing, relaxing, singeing, bleaching, tinting, coloring, straightening, dyeing, applying hair tonics to, beautifying, or otherwise treating by any means, the hair of any person.

Use of cosmetic preparations, such as a keratin-based lash-enhancement product that does not contain ‘perming solution’ may be within the scope of practice of an esthetician, if the esthetician is using the product for the beautification of the face (lashes). See section 7316 of the California Business and Professions Code which in part reads:

(c)(1) Skin care is any one or more of the following practices:

(B) Beautifying the face, neck, arms, or upper part of the human body, by use of cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, or creams.

Related:

The Board would like to remind all licensees that lash/brow tinting is currently not permitted by any licensee. Please review the Board’s Industry Bulletin – Lash/Brow Tinting at http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/forms_pubs/publications/lash_browtint.shtml

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