State Licensing

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. Some states require a body wrap certificate in addition to the license.

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.

Alabama
Alabama Board of Cosmetology

Email:  cosmetology@aboc.state.al.us

Physical Address:
RSA Union Building
100 North Union Street Suite 320
Montgomery, AL 36130

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 301750
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1750

1-800-815-7453

No license is required to perform body wraps

Alaska
Alaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing – Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

Email: colleen.wilson@alaska.gov

PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806

907 465-2547

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
Arizona Board of Cosmetology

Arizona State Board of Cosmetology
1721 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282-1611

(480) 784-4539

Arizona requires that all body wrap technicians in a salon or spa be licensed as an Aesthetician

Arkansas
Arkansas Dept of Health- Cosmetology section

4815 West Markham
Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205.

(501) 682-2168

California
California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

Location: 
2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Mailing Address:
Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
PO Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244-2260

1-800-952-5210
Office of enforcement (for requirement inquiries): (916)574-7574

Colorado
Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure

1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

(303) 894-7772

Requires license in cosmetology or aesthetics

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Public Health

Address
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134

(860) 509-8000

No licensure neccessary

District of Columbia
Board of Barber and Cosmetology

Address:
941 North Capitol Street
NE – Suite 7200
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 442-4472

Not regulated. No license needed.

Delaware
Board of Cosmetology & Barbering

Mailing Address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

(302) 744-4500

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.

Florida
Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Address:
DBPR Customer Contact Center
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1027

850.487.1395

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.

Georgia
Professional Licensing Board

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858

(478) 207-2440

You need to be a licensed Aesthetician or have a master cosmetology license

Hawaii
Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Professional and Vocational Licensing – Barbering and Cosmetology

King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm. 301
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

(808) 586-3000

Must be licensed as an aesthetician or cosmetologist

Idaho
Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

If body wraps are being done to beautify the skin you would need a cosmetology or aesthetics license.

Illinois
Dept. of Professional Regulation

320W. Washington St.,
3rd FIr.
Springfield, IL 62786

(217)785-0800

You must be a licenses Aesthetician or Cosmetologist

Indiana
Professional Licensing Agency
State Board of Cosmetology

402 W. Washington Street
Room W072,
Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 234-3031

Need cosmetology or aesthetics license

Iowa
Dept. of Public Health
Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences

Lucas State Ofc. Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 281-4416

Cosmetology or Aesthetician license required to apply body wraps

Kansas
State Board of Cosmetology

714 SW Jackson
Jayhawk Walk Building
Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas

(785) 296-3155

No license neccessary

Kentucky 
Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists

111 St. James Court
Suite A
Frankfort, Kentucky
40601

502-564-4262

Louisiana
State Board of Cosmetology

11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

866-257-7901

Maine
Office of Licensing and Registration
Barbering & Cosmetology Program

35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

(207) 624-8579

Need cosmetology license

MARYLAND 
State Board of Cosmetologists

500 N. Calvert Street
Room 201
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651

(410) 230-6320

An Esthetician’s license is required

MASSACHUSETTS 
Division of Professional Licensure – Board of Registration of Cosmetologists

239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

(617) 727-3074

Need Aesthetics or Cosmetology license

Michigan 
Board of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 241-8720

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.

Minnesota
Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Examiners
2829 University Ave SE
#710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(651) 201-2742

No license required

Mississippi
State Board Of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, Mississippi 39296-5689

(601) 354-5315

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.

Missouri
Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1062

573.751.1052

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.

MONTANA 
Department of Labor and Industry 
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

(406) 841-2335

Requires license in aesthetics

NEBRASKA
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Cosmetology
Regulation & Licensure Credentialing Division

301 Centennial Mall South
3rd floor
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE  68509-4986

(402) 471-2115

Requires a license in either aesthetics, cosmetology, or massage therapy

NEVADA 
State Board of Cosmetology

1785 E. Sahara Avenue
Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104

(702) 486-6542

An Aesthetics license is required.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
State Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

2 Industrial Park Dr.
Concord, NH 03301

(603)271-3608

Must be licensed Esthetician

NEW JERSEY 
Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling

P.O. Pox 45003
Newark, NJ 07101

973-504-6400

A massage therapy license is required.

NEW MEXICO
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Toney Anaya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 476-4690

Body wrapping is unregulated and no license is required.

NEW YORK 
Dept. of State Division of Licensing Services

84 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208-3490

518/474-4429

Requires a license in Massage Therapy

NORTH CAROLINA 
Board of Cosmetology

NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front Street, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 733-4117

Must be performed by an aesthetician or cosmotologist

NORTH DAKOTA 
Board of Cosmetology

1102 S. Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58504

701/224-9800

Require license in cosmetology or aesthetics

OHIO 
State Board of Cosmetology

101 Southland Mall
Columbus, OH 43207-4041

614/466-3834

Must be licensed Aesthetician or Cosmetologist

OKLAHOMA

State Board of Cosmetology

2401 NW 23rd,
Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
405.521.2441

A cosmetology license is required

OREGON
Board of Cosmetology

Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)
700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320
Salem, Oregon 97301-1287

503-378-8667

An Aesthetics license is required

Pennsylvania
State Board of Cosmetology

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

717/783-7130

Body wrapping is not a licensed service in Pennsylvania. No license is required

RHODEISLAND
Dept. of Health, Division of Hairdressing & Barbering

3 Capitol Hill – Room 105
Providence, RI 02908

(401) 222-2827

No license is required

SOUTH CAROLINA 
Board of Cosmetology

PO Box 12517

Columbia, S.C. 29211-2517

(803) 896-4501

Must be a licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, or aesthetician

SOUTH DAKOTA 
Cosmetology Commission

500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD57501-5070

(605) 773-6193

Require Cosmetology or Aesthetics license

TENNESSEE
Board of Cosmetology

500 James Robertson Pkwy.
Nashville, TN 37243-1147

800-480-9285

An Aesthetics license is required

Texas 
Department of Licensing and Regulation

P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711

(512) 463-6599

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.

UTAH
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
Board of Cosmetology

60 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 530-6628

A Master Aesthetician license is required

Vermont
Secretary of States Office
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

National Life Bldg
North FL2
Montpelier, VT 05620

802-828-2191

VIRGINIA
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463

(804) 367-8509

An Aesthetics spa license is required.

WASHINGTON
Department of Licensing Cosmetologists
PO Box 9048
Olympia, WA 98507

(360) 664-6626

And aesthetician license is required

WEST VIRGINIA 
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists

1201 Dunbar Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25064

(304) 558-2924

Must be licensed Aesthetician or cosmetologist

WISCONSIN 
Dept. of Regulations & Licensing
Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board

1400 East Washington Avenue
PO Box 8935
Madison WI 53708

(608) 266-5511

Must be a licensed barber/cosmetologist or aesthetician

WYOMING 
Board of Cosmetology

2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheyenne, WY 82002

307-777-3534

A license in cosmetology or aesthetics is required