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225 ILCS 410/3A-1
(225 ILCS 410/3A-1)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1703A-1)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(A) Any one or combination of the
following practices, when done for cosmetic or beautifying purposes and not for the treatment of disease or of a muscular or nervous disorder,
constitutes the practice of esthetics:
1. Beautifying, massaging, cleansing, exfoliating, or
stimulating the stratum corneum of the epidermis by the use of cosmetic preparations, body treatments, body wraps, hydrotherapy, or any device, electrical, mechanical, or otherwise, for the care of the skin;
2. Applying make-up or eyelashes to any person or
lightening or coloring hair on the body except the scalp; and
3. Removing superfluous hair from the body of any
However, esthetics does not include the services
provided by a cosmetologist or electrologist. Estheticians are prohibited
from using techniques, products, and practices intended to affect the living layers of the skin. The term esthetics includes rendering advice on what is
cosmetically appealing, but no person licensed under this Act shall render
advice on what is appropriate medical treatment for diseases of the skin.
"Esthetician" means any person who, with hands or mechanical or
electrical apparatus or appliances, engages only in the use of cosmetic
preparations, body treatments, body wraps, hydrotherapy, makeups,
antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams or
other preparations or in the practice of massaging, cleansing, exfoliating
the stratum corneum of the epidermis,
manipulating, beautifying, grooming, threading, or similar work on the
face, neck, arms and hands or body in a superficial mode, and not for
the treatment of medical disorders.
(Source: P.A. 98-911, eff. 1-1-15