State License Requirements for Makeup Artists
Do I need a license to be a makeup artist?
This is one of the biggest questions asked out there. It's also a very important one. No one wants to be fined, shut down or banned because they didn't check the regulations.
So, do you need a license to be a makeup artist? I've put together this lens to answer just that. Do remember though that nothing on here is a substitute for sound legal advice. I am not responsible for your career. Be sure to check the regulations yourself and if in doubt, be in contact with your local authorities.
This lens is a work in progress. Every state board link has been added and as I find out more information, it will be updated. I am also in the process of emailing the states that don't specifically list anything about makeup on their websites. Please inform me of any broken links in my guest book! I want to make this a hub of information on this topic!
You must have an Esthetician license to apply make up in the State of Alaska. Esthetician cannot style hair.
Alaska State Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
web site: commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm
17-26-103. Scope of chapter.
(a) The following persons are exempt from this chapter:
(1) All persons authorized by the laws of this state to practice medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, or podiatry;
(2) Barbers insofar as their usual and ordinary vocation and profession is concerned;
(3) Employees employed to render cosmetological services in the course of and incidental to the business of employers engaged in the theatrical, radio, television, or motion picture pro-duction industry;
(4) Individuals and employees rendering cosmetological services in the course of, in con-nection with, and incidental to the preparation of bodies for burial, or the business of embalmers and undertakers;
(5) Direct care staff as defined in Â§ 20-10-1401 who provide routine personal hygiene and related daily care services to residents of nursing facilities as defined in Â§ 20-10-1401 and for which the fee is included in the monthly facility charges; and
(6) Relatives of residents of nursing facilities as defined in Â§ 20-10-1401 who provide cos-metological services to a related resident of a nursing facility.
(b) This chapter does not prohibit any practice within its scope in cases of emergency, nor the administration of any practice outside of a licensed school of cosmetology or cosmetological es-tablishment when necessary because of the illness or other physical incapacitation of the recipi-
ent of the service and when performed by a licensee obtained for the purpose from a licensed cosmetological establishment.
(c) This chapter does not prohibit the recommendation, demonstration, administration, or sale of cosmetics by any person not claiming to be a cosmetologist.
Allowed without a license when either not accepting a fee outside of a licensed establishment, for theater or film or when recommending/selling products.
7319. The following persons are exempt from this chapter:
(a) All persons authorized by the laws of this state to practice medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, osteopathic medicine,
chiropractic, naturopathy, podiatry, or nursing and acting within the scope of practice for which they are licensed.
(b) Commissioned officers of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, members of the United States Public Health
Service, and attendants attached to those services when engaged in the actual performance of their official duties.
(c) Persons employed to render barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis services in the course of and incidental to the business
of employers engaged in the theatrical, radio, television or motion picture production industry.
(d) Persons engaged in any practice within its scope when done outside of a licensed establishment, without compensation.
(e) Persons engaged in the administration of hair, skin, or nail products for the exclusive purpose of recommending, demonstrating, or
selling those products.
(f) Persons who render barbering or cosmetology services in an institutional program during the course of and incidental to the
incarceration or confinement of inmates, prisoners, or persons charged with a crime. However, all of the following conditions shall
(1) Those persons shall complete a barbering training course, developed by the Department of Corrections and approved by the
Department of Consumer Affairs, in the proper care of instruments and the prevention of infectious diseases.
(2) Those persons shall successfully pass an examination, developed and administered by the Department of Corrections, on the
proper care of instruments and the prevention of infectious diseases.
(3) All barbering facilities located in correctional institutions shall be subject to all appropriate health and safety sanitation
standards, as determined by the Department of Corrections.
District of Columbia
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