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No Esthetics License for New Hampshire Professionals? With Exclusive Commentary About How Spa Pros Can Save Their Jobs by Keeping Up With Regulations

Posted: February 10, 2011

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Spa professionals and members of the public voice should actively voice their opposition to HB 446-FN. Click here to oppose this measure.

Susanne Warfield tells SkinInc.com how how crucial it is for spa professionals to stay active in the regulation of the esthetics field.

In an effort to make New Hampshire a more business friendly state, a recent bill submitted to the New Hampshire legislature (HB 446-FN) has focused on lowering taxes and decreasing government regulations. In a recent article in the Concord Monitor Republican Representative Neal Kurk stated that professions, including esthetics and landscape architecture, put a question in his mind about whether or not there's any public safety benefit for having these as licensed professions. He went out to say that the cost of regulating professional licenses vs. the benefit of public safety does not seem to matter. From a professional licensed esthetician standpoint, you don't want to go around saying that you are putting consumers at risk. However, if anyone will be able to call themselves an esthetician and have no verifiable training or licensure--that will most certainly put you out of business. So much for being a business friendly state.

So, if you are a licensed esthetician in New Hampshire and locate your legislator. Tell your legislator that as a licensed esthetician in New Hampshire, you will lose your business if unlicensed individuals are allowed to practice esthetics in your state. Consumers will be put at risk of chemical burns and improper use of hair removal devices will scar clients for life.

Make your voice heard before the committee meeting on February 22, 2010.