Day spa technicians, therapists, the facilities in which they operate, and estheticians must be licensed by the Board of Cosmetology and the Department of Health. Additional licenses and requirements may be required based on the additional and specific services provided by any given day spa.

Staff Requirements

All staff and personnel of a day spa, or any spa for that matter, should have passed the following requirements and authorized professional licenses in the field of their study. These are the following qualifications each staff must meet:

1) Cosmetologists

All staff cosmetologists should be at least 17 years of age and should have completed or completed GED or 9th grade. The applicant must present proof of completion of his or her requirements (24 months of practice as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon or 1500 hours of training in a cosmetology school).

2) Esthetician

All staff esthetician should be at least seventeen (17) years of age and should have completed or completed GED or 9th grade. The applicant must present proof of completion of his or her requirements (12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon or 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school).

3) Nail Technician

All staff esthetician should be at least seventeen (17) years of age and should have completed or completed GED or 9th grade. The applicant must present proof of completion of his or her requirements (8 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon or 250 hours of training in a cosmetology school).

4) Makeup Artist

All staff estheticians should be at least seventeen (17) years of age and should have completed or completed GED or 9th grade. The applicant must present proof of completion of his or her requirements (completes a program or course in makeup artist services approved by the Board).

5) Senior Cosmetologist

All senior cosmetologists should have two (2) years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and passing grades on the Cosmetologist Exam and the Senior Cosmetologist Exam.

6) Salon Owner

All salon owners should have submitted employment and approved use permits from local zoning agencies with a license application.

7) Owner Limited Practice

All Owner Limited Practice licenses are issued for either esthetician or manicuring. All should have submitted employment and an approved use authorization from a local zoning agency with license application.

8) Apprentice Cosmetologist

All apprentice cosmetologists should have completed a sponsorship and application form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist. All should have completed 24 months training with at least 20 hours per week. All licensees are obliged to mail monthly training reports to the Board every month.

9) Apprentice Nail Technician

All apprentice nail technicians should have completed a sponsorship and application form which must be signed by a licensed senior cosmetologist or 2 year licensed nail technician. All should have completed 8 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. All licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board every month.