Florida Scope of Practice?

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Ginny in Niceville, Florida

35 months ago

I recently moved from NC (where I went to school and obtained my first license) Now having moved to FL I have received my Facialist License but I am a bit confused as to what services I can and can not offer. And I really can't find a good website that outlines what a faciialist in FL is licensed to do. My main concern is body treatments.... Fl offers a Body wrap license that is different from a Facialist and I'm wondering now as a licensed Facialist and I allow to offer body wraps/masking and back facials also can I do hand and foot treatments such as paraffin. Also is eyelash tinting allowed? And what Machines can I operate without dr supervision. And is there a website that states the guidelines as far as sanitation goes. Also I am wanting to open up my own salon in a building that is behind my house and I want to know what the laws are as far as do I need a sink/ bathroom how many exits...so on and so forth. If anyone has any information in regard to these questions I would greatly appreciate any help.

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Jeff B in Dallas, Texas

34 months ago

Ginny in Niceville, Florida said: I recently moved from NC (where I went to school and obtained my first license) Now having moved to FL I have received my Facialist License but I am a bit confused as to what services I can and can not offer. And I really can't find a good website that outlines what a faciialist in FL is licensed to do. My main concern is body treatments.... Fl offers a Body wrap license that is different from a Facialist and I'm wondering now as a licensed Facialist and I allow to offer body wraps/masking and back facials also can I do hand and foot treatments such as paraffin. Also is eyelash tinting allowed? And what Machines can I operate without dr supervision. And is there a website that states the guidelines as far as sanitation goes. Also I am wanting to open up my own salon in a building that is behind my house and I want to know what the laws are as far as do I need a sink/ bathroom how many exits...so on and so forth. If anyone has any information in regard to these questions I would greatly appreciate any help.

Sorry no one has responded. The best advise I can give is to join a group of esty's at:

aestheticiangroup.yuku.com/

and connect with Marion Dove who manages it. She is an esty and instructor in FL and can answer all your questions. She is highly knowledgable in any of the Florida laws.

Jeff

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Grace Riley in Florida

24 months ago

Most of this information can be found albeit it not easily at www.myflorida.org.
I have lived in both states and they both have very different laws. NC by far as much better sanitation like wearing gloves while waxing and not double dipping wax sticks (which is so gross!)and keeping an aseptic areas. Fl does not allow comedone extractors (NC does) and as far as I know eyelash tinting is legal in NC and illegal in Fl. Body wrapping in Fl is not something you can perform under an esthetician's license, you must go back and get a body wrap certificate. In terms of having your own spa in your home, if I remember correctly in Fl you can do that as long as there is a separate entrance/exit into the spa from outside, meaning the customers do not have to enter/exit through your home. There also has to be a bathroom in the spa, so the customer does not enter your home. Basically, the spa would have to be a separate entity from the house or you would have to have walls put up to separate your house from spa. There can be no direct access from the house into the spa without walking outside (please re-verify with state-but this was the way it was when I left FL).In Fl, as far as I am aware you use Microderm machines and electrical machines without a doctor's supervision. Back facials are legal in Fl as long as you do not massage, there is a fine line here, you can apply product in a relaxing way but you cannot call it massage. I think esthetics should be at the national level estheticians across the country know how to perform esthetics within the law.

Grace Riley author of JumpStart Your Esthetics Career: A Guide For Newly Licensed Estheticians

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