Now that we've covered all of the general bases of the different career paths and schooling that the beauty world has to offer, let's get down to business and talk about the all-important question: Do I have to be licensed to become a professional Makeup Artist? In short, the answer is typically 'no'.
Do you need a license to do makeup in Florida?
According to bill HB 1193, official certification is not required in Florida for those applying makeup only, but it is required for any type of chemical exfoliation, lash application, microblading, tinting, hair removal or permanent makeup application.
Do you need a license to be a makeup artist in Texas?
You do not need a license to become a makeup artist in Texas. In the state of Texas, practicing makeup artists are not required to be licensed, as stated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation*.
Can you do makeup in PA without a license?
To become a makeup artist in Pennsylvania you will need to have a license issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology. You can choose between earning a general cosmetology license or a more specific esthetician license. Either of these licenses will allow you to work as a professional makeup artist.
Do you need a license to do makeup in NY?
You are required to obtain an esthetician license to work in a salon in the state of New York; MUAs working in entertainment or other freelance and retail environments do not have any licensing requirement.
What certifications do you need to do makeup?
In general, most states in the US do not require a makeup artist license. However, there are those states where certain services fall under the category or scope of an esthetician license or cosmetology license. Here are the details about some of the states that have a high demand for makeup artists.