Esthetics Law and Legal Definition

Esthetics or Aesthetics refers to a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.

Example of a State Statute ( Iowa) defining Esthetics

According to Iowa Code § 157.1 [Title IV. Public Health ;Subtitle 3. Health-Related Professions ;Chapter 157. Cosmetology] “Esthetics" means the following:

a. Beautifying, massaging, cleansing, stimulating, or hydrating the skin of a person, except the scalp, by the use of cosmetic preparations, including cleansers, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams, exfoliants, masques, and essential oils, to be applied with the hands or any device, electrical or otherwise, designed for the nonmedical care of the skin.

b. Applying makeup or eyelashes to a person, tinting eyelashes or eyebrows, or lightening hair on the body except the scalp.

c. Removing superfluous hair from the body of a person by the use of depilatories, waxing, sugaring, tweezers, or use of any certified laser products or intense pulsed light devices. This excludes the practice of electrology, whereby hair is removed with an electric needle.

d. The application of permanent makeup or cosmetic micropigmentation.