Indiana Cosmetology Board Needs Stonger regulations for Eyelash Technicians

Indiana Cosmetology Board Needs Stonger regulations for Eyelash Technicians

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Jennipher Forte started this petition

I have been a licensed Esthetician for 15 years, and a certified Novalash technician for 13 years. I was the first professionally trained eyelash technician in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. I am alarmed with the amount of unlicensed girls practicing the craft of eyelash extension technician in recent years in my area. If it’s bad in my part of Indiana, I imagine it is worse in the bigger cities.

They are representing our field of expertise with petty attacks on licensed professionals, eye infections, and cheap work. More alarming is “lash training and certification” also being offered BY unlicensed individuals, scamming the individuals they train for $500 courses with the belief they are certified and legal to practice our art. There is a “lash technician” ON nearly every corner in my area and 90% of them are not licensed in our profession of cosmetology or esthetics. 

I am reaching out to those who have worked hard to earn their cosmetology or esthetics certified AND licensure. Those wanting to protect our profession, skill, and craft. Lash extension application is an ART that only  professionally trained and licensed cosmetologist and estheticians have the right to obtain certification in, and those training this skill should be held to a standard equal to that of Cosmetology or Esthetics instructors. 

Currently wording in the Indiana Esthetics regulations is very vague regarding eyelash extension technician requirements. However, inquiry by phone to the cosmetology board, the answer to what licensing is required is “Cosmetology or Esthetics.”

I am working on a recommendation to present to the board to have more specific and clear wording defining licensure requirement for our craft. I am asking for signature from fellow lash technicians in Indiana to support this much needed regulation for our very special skill. 

Please join me in protecting our profession and art from cheap Imitations and our clients from potential injuries.

 

 

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