The practice of "waxing" means providing for a fee, or any consideration or exchange, whether direct or indirect, services to enhance the appearance of the face, neck, arms, legs, or shoulders of a human being by the removal of hair by the use of depilatories, waxes or tweezing but shall not include the practice of electrology. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Appearance Enhancement Law. (pdf)
Fees and terms of licensure
Examination Information and Schedule:
NYS Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee
Frequently Asked Questions
It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Appearance Enhancement License Law. For instance, owners of an appearance enhancement shop shall conspicuously post a sign at the entrance of the business indicating that the business and individual operators are licensed by the New York State Department of State and that rules and regulations governing the business and practices are available for review upon request.