Utah Esthetic License is a two tiered licensee, Master Esthetician and Esthetician, and became a reality on April 18, 2001 when Governor Michael O. Leavitt signed HB 105, raising the bar and setting a higher standard for the esthetic industry in the United States.
Utah Governor Mike O. Leavitt signing HB 105, thus creating the first Master Esthetic, and Esthetic license.
Ruth Ann Holloway on far right.
"For the two tier Esthetic and Master Esthetic licensing to succeed there were other professionals who attended numerous meetings, made important phone calls, gave suggestions, and met with other licensing boards. To these individuals, I give my most sincere Thanks and Gratitude!"
Interviewing for this article was a wonderful experience. There are two thoughts needing clarification in the article; I did outline and write the scope of practice, but only after many meetings with other aesthetic professionals who gave their input. Also on the exam; I didn't write the Master Esthetic's exam by myself. I was given the task to create it, however, I delegated sections to other qualified Master Estheticians who also possessed European Esthetic education. I considered their individual strengths and expertise. The exam was created and reviewed in committee and then put through the process of making it a legally defensible exam.
Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. HB 356, 2009, Laser Laws Esthetics Ruth Ann Holloway
In Legislative Session 2009 House Bill 356 was signed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
Laser Laws for Aesthetic Industry, Utah DOPL
"Serving the State of Utah as the State Master Esthetician on the Board of Licensing, I have witnessed the expansion and growth of the esthetic profession. I love serving within this industry!"
Ruth Ann Holloway, Lic. Master Aesthetician, L.M.T., N.T., M.E.
Dermal Dimensions Progressive Skin Therapy
State of Utah DOPL Board Master Esthetician, Emeritus