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Health & Personal Care
Fitness & Beauty Care
Barbering and Cosmetology
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and the Barbering and Cosmetology Board regulate the following fitness and beauty care providers under Wisconsin Statutes chapter 454 and Wisconsin Administrative Code chapters BC 1 to 9:
- Aestheticians who provide skin care services, such as cosmetic applications or massages.
- Barbering and cosmetology practitioners who cut, style or treat hair, or provide manicures or cosmetic skin care treatments.
- Electrologists who remove hair with electric needles.
- Manicurists who cut nails, or who clean, beautify or massage hands, feet or nails.
Tattoos and Body Piercing
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) regulates the following:
- Tattoo and body piercing practitioners. See Wisconsin Statutes chapter 252 and Wisconsin Administrative Code chapter HFS 173.
- Tanning operators. See Wisconsin Statutes section 255.08 and Wisconsin Administrative Code chapter HFS 161.
Fitness and Weight Loss Centers
- Business Practices. Wisconsin Statutes section 100.177 regulates business practices by fitness and weight loss centers. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) administers this law. For more information, see Consumer Law topic, Entertainment, Art and Leisure.
- Staff Trained in First Aid and CPR. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services requires fitness and weight loss centers to have staff trained in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. See Wisconsin Statutes section 100.178 and Wisconsin Administrative Code chapter HFS 174. For more information, see Consumer Law topic, Entertainment, Art and Leisure.