Senate File 2119, the companion bill to House File 2106 , was signed into law by Governor Reynolds on March 23, 2022. Despite ASCP's efforts to oppose HF 2106, threading is now removed from the definitions of “cosmetology” and “esthetics” and a person may practice threading in Iowa without a license to remove superfluous hair and perform the service in an unlicensed establishment.
Per HF 2106:
- A person engaged exclusively in the practice of threading is not required to receive a license issued under section 157.3.
- A person may engage in the practice of threading at a location that is not licensed pursuant to section 157.11.
- For the purposes of this section, “threading” means the removal of hairs from the eyebrows, upper lip, or other body parts by the use of a thread and includes the use of astringents, gels, powders, tweezers, and scissors incidental to the use of a thread.