Spa News: Christine Heathman Appointed to Utah State Board
Christine Heathman has been appointed by to the Utah State Board of Cosmetology/Barbering, Esthetics, Electrology and Nail Technology Licensing. Christine Heathman played an instrumental role in establishing the first Master Esthetic License in the country in 2001 and is thrilled to be nominated to the board where she can continue to affect the requirements for state licensing. The appointment comes from Utah Governor, Gary Herbert.
The three-year appointment charges Ms. Heathman with carrying out a number of important responsibilities relating to licensing and in protecting the interests of the people of Utah. The opportunity to review current licensing issues and work on legislation related to state licensing is something that Ms. Heathman takes seriously. Working alongside staff members from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Christine Heathman will have a number of duties and responsibilities to perform over the coming months.
Utah was the first state to enact a Master Esthetic License in 2001. Since then Virginia, Washington and California have each passed legislation requiring licensing for aestheticians and master aestheticians. The current requirements for a license in Utah are 600 hours for an esthetic license (LE) and 1200 hours for the master esthetic license (LME). In 2000, Christine Heathman worked tirelessly with other business leaders in the community to lobby the Utah State Legislator to require licensing for everyone using chemicals in the treatment room. She keeps the original signed House Bill, HB105 as a treasured memento of her work.
Christine Heathman is a skin expert and esthetics pioneer who has helped to shape American skin care throughout her 30-year career. She helped pass the first state Master Esthetician license, has appeared as a guest expert on popular national television, and has been described as a “legend” in the profession. Christine is the owner of GlyMed Plus Professional Only Skin Care and remains an innovator in research and development of unconventional and progressive skin care protocols, used in skin care and medical clinics all over the world.