California Licensing Overview for a Makeup Artist

Licensing for makeup artist in California is controlled by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for a Makeup Artist in California

Specific requirements to perform makeup artist services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

No specified requirements

General requirements for a makeup artist license required?

• Complete a formal esthetics program of at least 600 hours through a Board-approved school of esthetics or cosmetology.

• At least 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade.

What’s the state licensing site for a makeup artist?

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

What are some training programs available for a makeup artist?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews on a biennial basis

What are fees associated with licensing?