The cosmetology, barber, manicurist, and esthetician rules in WAC 208-20 have been changed to implement House Bill 1779 and update safety and sanitation procedures. These changes:
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As of August 1, 2013, we no longer provide license certification letters to states to confirm the license status, education hour completion, or examination results of licensees. States may Search Business and Professional Licenses online to get Washington license status information. For more information, see Information for state licensing boards.
House Bill 1683, passed during the 2013 legislative session, sets requirements for cosmetology schools to qualify as institutions of postsecondary education so students are eligible to receive federal financial aid. To learn more about these requirements and what they mean for you, see our Postsecondary Education License Letter.
If you charge a fee to apply permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, lip color, or any repigmentation that implants pigment under the skin, you must have a permanent cosmetics artist license. This license is required in addition to your cosmetologist, barber, esthetician, or manicurist license. If you have questions, please contact us at 360.664.6660 or email@example.com.
See the Department of Licensing’s position on fish pedicures to learn how Washington State sanitation and disinfection rules relate to fish pedicures.