Make-up artistry is having a moment, to say the least. Celebrities of 2017 introduced advanced makeup techniques into the homes of every day women and sparked new interest in many to pursue a career as a professional Make-up Artist.
There is still a lot of misconception around what the requirements are to work as a Make-up Artist. As a proud MUD Make-up Partner School that offers five advanced make-up courses, we understand the confusion and are happy to help demystify this process.
The truth is that each state has different requirements, so we recommend that you always check with your Department of Business and Regulation in order to understand the full scope according to where you live. It is also important to note that every employer may have their own training standards.
Since we are located in Tampa, let’s break down Florida’s regulations.
Florida Makeup Artist License Requirements
According to the Department of Business and Regulation (link: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/division/servicesthatrequirealicense_cosmo.html) this is how it breaks down:
Does not need a license:
Apply makeup for no compensation
Apply makeup at a makeup counter (or independent makeup company) so long as the makeup application is solely for the purpose of selling the product and not for selling the service.
Needs a license:
Apply makeup for compensation
Movie, film, photography, studio, bridal, etc.
Which license will count towards a Make-up Artist Career?
• Skin Care Specialist
• Full Specialist
Still have questions?
Come in for a tour and we are happy to answer any questions that you have!