Passage of HB2642

Thanks to all the Estheticians in Oregon who wrote their Representatives HB 2642 passed the Oregon House and Senate and has been signed by Governor Kate Brown!

This bill was very important in defining the future role Estheticians will play in providing advanced beauty services throughout the state.  The scope of practice of Oregon Estheticians can now be expanded to include non-ablative:

  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Body Contouring
  • Dyschromia Reduction
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Hair Removal
  • Tattoo Removal

In July of 2013 Oregon Estheticians were on the cusp of being banned from even being able to perform laser hair removal, today they have a pathway to expand their scope into Tattoo Removal and Body Contouring, services that are relevant in todays economy!

To be honest all Esthetician in Oregon should be celebrating.  We are right next door to a state that banned Estheticians from doing even LED treatments, and there were certain people that wanted to make Oregon that same way.  HB 2642 was sponsored by former House Majority Leader Hoyle, Representative Doherty, and Representative Huffman.  This bill protecting Oregon Estheticians would not have passed without the work of these three Representative.

Val Hoyle has decided to run for the Oregon Secretary of State Position.  Her work this last legislative session was the reason this bill passed.  I want to encourage everyone reading this post to realize the feat that Val Hoyle accomplished for Oregon Estheticians and to help by donating to her campaign for Oregon Secretary of State.  She has gone above and beyond to prove that she will protect your ability to work in Oregon doing services that are relevant.  You can donate or volunteer to her campaign at

Thanks again for all your support getting this bill passed and Thank You Val Hoyle!


Ryan Covey



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