Licensed.  Because It Matters

The benefits of licensed beauty professionals are significant.  Licensing improves the quality of workers in the beauty industry and ultimately protects the consumers from unqualified individuals.  Beauty professionals touch nearly all people across every demographic in large and small communities alike.  These professionals acquire special skills to provide safe, high quality services to their clients through training, exams, licensing and regulation.  Always make sure that your hair stylist, nail tech and esthetician are licensed.  Also, it is important to know that they are working within the scope of their license.  This means that they are only offering services that they have been trained and licensed to perform.

Manicure and Pedicure Safety

Things to look for: 

These are good things to consider prior to having any service.  It is appropriate to ask your technician if the implements they are using have been cleaned and disinfected.  Porous items such as most nail files and block files must be discarded after each use.  If at any time something does not seem right, do not continue with the service.  

Helpful Tip - Do not shave your legs within 24 hours prior to a pedicure to avoid creating small cuts in the skin that can increase the risk of infections.  

Eyelash Extensions 

To keep eyes safe, lashes should be applied by a licensed, experienced technician in a clean setting with chemicals that are safe for skin.  Eyelash extensions are not without risk, namely, trauma to or infection of the eyelid or cornea and allergic reaction to the glue can result in permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes.

Here are a few things to look for:


Medical Services 

The Wyoming Board of Cosmetology does not offer a medical esthetics license. Treatments like Botox, Laser Hair Removal and Cool Sculpting are considered medical treatments and must be done by a licensed medical provider or under the direct supervision of a licensed medical provider in a medical office.

Any medical treatments offered in a salon must be done in a separate room and be done by a licensed medical provider only.

Our licensees are not allowed to offer any medical treatments in a salon, unless they hold a separate medical license under the Board of Medicine or the Board of Nursing.