Iowa Governor Signs Bill on Threading

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:

  1. A person engaged exclusively in the practice of threading is not required to receive a license issued under section 157.3.
  2. A person may engage in the practice of threading at a location that is not licensed pursuant to section 157.11.
  3. 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.

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