You have decided that you want to be a makeup artist. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out what you need to do to legally provide makeup services in your state. Get ready to do some research and find out what the laws and regulations are in your state. Do you need to be a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician? Is there a makeup certification or permit you need to get? Or can you just set up shop and start your career? Check with your state Board of Health or licensing board to ensure that you will be in compliance.
It is extremely important that you start your career off right, and finding out what you need to do legally is absolutely necessary. It’s fine to ask other makeup artists what they had to do, but make sure you verify any information. Laws change, and what a makeup artist in your state was required to do 10 years ago might be different than what is required now. It is your responsibility to find out what your state requires, and a few phone calls and/or Internet searches should give you that information. It won’t be a huge research project, but it is absolutely essential to starting your career as a makeup artist.
So what are you waiting for? Get researching!
Have a beautiful day 🙂