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Sanitary Operations for Cosmetic Services

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ServiceRegulatory Authority
Eyelash Extension (unlicensed individuals) Indiana Department of Health (IDOH)
Eyelash Extension (licensed individuals) Board of Cosmetology (BOC)
Tattoo (includes any services in which ink is deposited under the skin and scarification) IDOH
Body Piercing IDOH
Microneedling No consensus
All hair salon and barber services BOC
Other hair related services not provided in conjunction with traditional hair salon services (hair braiding/wig installation) Natural hair braiding is exempt from the cosmetologist practice and does not require a license from the BOC.
Wig installation is not regulated by BOC however hair weaves/extensions are regulated by BOC.
Beauty culture salons BOC
Nail salonsBOC
Hair and eyelash coloring, tinting, and color removalBOC
*Only licensed cosmetologists or barbers may apply or remove color from hair, including eyelashes
Lash Lift BOC
Dermaplaning BOC
Teeth whitening Dental Board
Tanning/spray tanning BOC
Skin resurfacing - laser No consensus
Skin resurfacing - microdermabrasion No consensus
Noninvasive liposuction (cool sculpting/cyro slimming) No consensus
Laser tattoo removal Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Laser hair removal No consensus
Makeup application (including temporary strip lashes) BOC
Needleless injections (e.g., hyaluron pens) No consensus
Botox injections No consensus
IV therapy/IV hydration No consensus

Last Updated: May 2024