Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Esthetics Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 70]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Esthetics Technical Corrections
Action 5174
General Information
Action Summary The Esthetics regulations effective Feb. 1, 2017, inadvertently reference barber- and cosmetology-specific terms (e.g., salon, shop). Through this regulatory action, the Board seeks to correct those technical errors by replacing these references with the appropriate esthetics terminology (e.g., “spa” rather than shop/salon). The regulatory action is exempt under Code of Virginia § 2.2-4006.A.3, as it consists only of technical corrections.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Code of Virginia § 2.2-4006.A.3
RIS Project Yes  [005617]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8457 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelley Smith  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.