32-501. Definitions

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Aesthetician" means a person who is licensed to practice skin care pursuant to this chapter.

2. "Aesthetics" means any one or a combination of the following practices if they are performed for cosmetic purposes:

(a) Massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising, beautifying or applying oils, creams, antiseptics, clays, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or by mechanical or electrical appliances.

(b) Arching eyebrows or tinting eyebrows and eyelashes.

(c) Removing superfluous hair by means other than electrolysis or threading.

3. "Board" means the board of cosmetology.

4. "Cosmetic purposes" means for the purpose of beautifying, preserving or conferring comeliness, excluding therapeutic massage and manipulations.

5. "Cosmetologist" means a person who is licensed to practice cosmetology pursuant to this chapter.

6. "Cosmetology" means any one or a combination of the following practices if they are performed for cosmetic purposes:

(a) Massaging, cleansing, stimulating, manipulating, exercising, beautifying or applying oils, creams, antiseptics, clays, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or by mechanical or electrical appliances.

(b) Arching eyebrows or tinting eyebrows and eyelashes.

(c) Removing superfluous hair by means other than electrolysis or threading.

(d) Nail technology.

(e) Hairstyling.

7. "Electrical appliances" means devices that use electrical current and includes lasers and IPL devices as defined in section 32-516.

8. "Hairstyling" means either of the following:

(a) Cutting, clipping or trimming hair.

(b) Styling, arranging, dressing, curling, waving, permanent waving, straightening, cleansing, singeing, bleaching, dyeing, tinting, coloring or similarly treating hair.

9. "Hairstylist" means a person who is licensed to practice hairstyling pursuant to this chapter.

10. "Instructor" means a person who is licensed to teach cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling, or any combination thereof, pursuant to this chapter.

11. "Mentor" means a cosmetologist who is approved by the board to train a person in a department of economic security-approved apprenticeship program in cosmetology in an establishment that is licensed by the board.

12. "Nail technician" means a person who is licensed to practice nail technology pursuant to this chapter.

13. "Nail technology" means any of the following:

(a) Cutting, trimming, polishing, coloring, tinting, cleansing or otherwise treating a person's nails.

(b) Applying artificial nails.

(c) Massaging and cleaning a person's hands, arms, legs and feet.

14. "Salon" means any of the following:

(a) An establishment that is operated for the purpose of engaging in the practice of cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling, or any combination of the listed practices.

(b) An establishment together with a retrofitted motor vehicle for exclusive use as a mobile facility for the purpose of engaging in the practice of cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling, or any combination of the listed practices, that is operated and dispatched through the establishment.

(c) A retrofitted motor vehicle exclusively used as a mobile facility for the purpose of engaging in the practice of cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling, or any combination of the listed practices, that is operated and dispatched from a business that has a physical street address that is on file with the board.

15. "School" means an establishment that is operated for the purpose of teaching cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology or hairstyling, or any combination of the listed practices.

16. "Threading" means a service that results in the removal of hair from its follicle from around the eyebrows and from other parts of the face with the use of a single strand of cotton thread and an over-the-counter astringent, if the service does not use chemicals of any kind, wax or any implements, instruments or tools to remove hair.