Utah Master Esthetics Making History
FACE TO FACE  Skin Inc. with Ruth Ann Holloway and the Master Esthetics Licensing Act

The Master Esthetic License set a new standard for education and respect in the United States for those performing professional skin therapies.  Other States have used the Utah Master Esthetic License as a model for their states to progress the field of professional skin care.  Please be aware that there are a few "copy cats" in the field who say they are licensed "Master Estheticians" but do not have actual licensure in advanced esthetics. 

In reference to Skin Inc, Face to Face 2017 article, with Ruth Ann Holloway:   Interviewing for this article was a wonderful experience. There are two thoughts needing clarification. I did not review the article before it went to print. 

I was the first to conceive the title of "Master Esthetician" and the "two tier" licenses for Master Esthetician and Esthetician, for Utah's two tier license. I presented this new licensure concept first to a group of estheticians in a meeting held at Phytomer USA.  I then presented it to both the committees of estheticians and cosmetologists, and it was unanimously accepted. (see Skin Inc. Article link below) 
 
The task then lay for the licensing to be written for presentation to Utah Legislation. I was asked to write and define the Master Esthetic and Esthetic scopes of practice and drafted the legal scope of practice for the Master Esthetic (1,200 hours) and Esthetic (600 hours) professons in the State of Utah. It passed as HB 105, and was signed into law on April 18, 2001 by Governor Michael O. Leavitt. 
 
For the two tier Master Esthetic and Esthetic licensing to succeed I worked with other professionals who attended meetings, gave suggestions, and met with other licensing boards. To these individuals, I give my most sincere Thanks and Gratitude! 

Utah raised the bar by setting a higher standard for the esthetic industry in the United States, thus paving the way for other states to follow!  

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Ruth Ann Holloway Master Esthetic Bill signing at Utah State Capitol 
Governor Mike O. Leavitt signing HB 105, the first Master Esthetic, and Esthetic License. Ruth Ann Holloway, far right.
 
The Esthetic Exam: I was given the task to create and write it. In doing so, I delegated topics of education to other qualified Master Estheticians, as I considered their individual strengths and expertise for each area of education. Together the exam was created and reviewed in committee.  I was then sent by Utah DOPL to work with Experior Testing to make it a legally defensible exam."  ~Ruth Ann Holloway
 
Ruth Ann Holloway Master Esthetician signing of laser bill Utah State Capitol Governor Huntsman
Legislative Session 2009 House Bill 356 was signed by Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr.
Laser Laws for Aesthetic Industry, Utah DOPL.   RuthAnn Holloway, right.
  
"Serving the State of Utah as the First State Master Esthetician on the Board of Licensing, for eight years, I witnessed the expansion and growth of the esthetic professions. I love serving within this industry!"
  
RuthAnn Holloway, Lic. Master Aesthetician, L.M.T., N.T., M.E.
State of Utah DOPL Board, State Master Esthetician 2001-2009, Emeritus 
 

 About RuthAnn Holloway: http://www.ddskintherapy.com/page/page/1214371.htm

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