Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
Esthetics Regulations [18 VAC 41 ‑ 70]
Public Comment Forum

On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 19 (2022) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, this regulation is undergoing a periodic review.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 19 https://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/EO-19-Development-and-Review-of-State-Agency-Regulations.pdf.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins May 22, 2023, and ends on June 12, 2023.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at
Comments may also be sent to Name: Kelley Smith; Title: Executive Director, Address: DPOR, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23233, Telephone: (804)367-8590, FAX: (866)245-9693, email address:

In order for you to receive a response to your comment, your contact information (preferably an email address or, alternatively, a U.S. mailing address) must accompany your comment. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 5/22/2023 and Ended on 6/12/2023

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Comment Title Commenter
Esthetics regulations Master esthetician instructor/ business owner  6/12/23  10:13 pm
Support of online theory portions Future master Esthetician  6/12/23  7:21 pm
keep all online theory anonymous student  6/12/23  7:20 pm
For online theory Master Esthetics student  6/12/23  7:20 pm
Support online theory Esthetician Student s  6/12/23  7:19 pm
Do not discriminate beauty school and restrict online master esthetician student  6/12/23  7:19 pm
Theory online Esthetics student  6/12/23  7:19 pm
online theory support Student Esthetics  6/12/23  7:18 pm
online works do not discriminate Student Esthetics  6/12/23  7:18 pm
support for theory online Future aspiring esthetician  6/12/23  7:17 pm
Online Learning Student  6/12/23  7:17 pm
online theory support Esthetics student  6/12/23  7:16 pm
student supporting online learning student  6/12/23  7:16 pm
online theory options Student Esthetician  6/12/23  7:16 pm
online option positive impact esthetician class student  6/12/23  7:15 pm
Online theory Esthetic student  6/12/23  7:15 pm
Support of online theory Student Esthetician  6/12/23  7:14 pm
Online Theory Esthetician student  6/12/23  7:13 pm
support online training options esthetician in training  6/12/23  7:12 pm
Support online Esthetic student  6/12/23  7:12 pm
Support theory online Future Esthetician  6/12/23  7:11 pm
student supports online theory Student  6/12/23  7:11 pm
Options for online theory Esthetic student  6/12/23  7:10 pm
support online by student who does online student who does online  6/12/23  7:10 pm
support online master student  6/12/23  7:09 pm
Theory online Student of Esthetics  6/12/23  7:08 pm
online theory support ESTHETICS STUDENT  6/12/23  7:08 pm
For online theory Esthetics student  6/12/23  7:07 pm
support online options student  6/12/23  7:06 pm
Support online theory Esthetician Student  6/12/23  7:06 pm
Online learning esthetician student  6/12/23  7:04 pm
Support Regulations: No change to programs, hours or curriculum topics or online theory allowed. LT: Licensed Master Esthetician, Instructor, SME & Textbook Author  6/12/23  6:59 pm
Esthetics Regulatory Review- No change to hours or curriculum topics or online theory allowed Matt England: Licensed Master Esthetician, Instructor, SME, Textbook Author  6/12/23  6:56 pm
Esthetics Regulations Review Alessia Spielvogel / The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics  6/8/23  3:53 pm
Esthetics Regulations Christine Werne / The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics  6/8/23  3:51 pm

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