What is an Esthetician?
NCEA Code of Ethics
The NCEA Code of Ethics has been republished with permision by Milady's Standard ESTHETICS Fundamentals textbook.
Estheticians* will serve the best interests of their clients at all times and will provide the highest quality service possible.
Estheticians will maintain client confidentiality, keep treatment and documentation records, and provide clear, honest communication.
Estheticians will provide clients with clear and realistic goals and outcomes and will not make false claims regarding the potential benefits of the techniques rendered or products recommended.
Estheticians will adhere to the scope of practice of their profession and refer clients to the appropriate qualified health practitioner when indicated.
Scope of Practice
Estheticians will offer services only within the scope of practice as defined by the state within which they operate, if required, and in adherence with appropriate federal laws and regulations.
Estheticians will not utilize any technique/procedure for which they have not had adequate training and shall represent their education, training, qualifications and abilities honestly.
Estheticians will strictly adhere to all usage instructions and guidelines provided by product and equipment manufacturers, provided those guidelines and instructions are within the scope of practice as defined by the state, if required.
Estheticians will commit themselves to ongoing education and to provide clients and the public with the most accurate information possible.
Estheticians will dress in attire consistent with professional practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct of their governing board.
*For the purpose of the NCEA Code of Ethics, the use of the term Esthetician applies to all licensed skin care professionals as defined by their state law.
Use of Esthetician Titles
It is the position of the NCEA that:
- Estheticians reprsent themselves according to their licensed title, as designated by their state licensing board or regulatory agency.
- Estheticians must not promote themselves or allow any employer to market them otherwise.