DPOR Board for Barbers & Cosmetology | Guidance Document – License Required for Certain Procedures
On February 6, 2017, DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation) Board for Barbers and Cosmetology released a guidance document highlighting “License Required for Certain Procedures”. The announcement covers important license information required to perform eyelash extensions, eyebrow embroidery / microblading, and microneedling.
The announcement notes:
“Interpretation of what license is required to perform eyelash extensions, eyebrow embroidery / microblading, and microneedling under Code of Virginia §54.1-700 et.seg.
Applying eyelashes, as referenced in §54.1-700, refers to applying any natural or synthetic extension to an individual’s natural eyelashes. This practice may be known as eye tabbing or eyelash extensions. These services require a cosmetology or esthetics license.
Strip, band, or bundle eyelashes, which adhere to the skin, are services that are ancillary to makeup, and exempted under §54.1-701.10.
Microblading, also called eyebrow embroidery, refers to the application of semipermanent ink to the skin of the eyebrow. This practice, when performed with a needle or group of needles, requires a tattooing or permanent cosmetic tattooing license. Microblading performed with a scalpel is beyond the scope of licensure and should not be performed by a licensee of the Board.
Microneedling, also know as dermarolling, is the application of a series of needles on a roller device used to stimulate collagen production. This practice is beyond the scope of licensure and should not be performed by a licensee of the Board.”
For more information, please visit http://www.dpor.virginia.gov.