Iowa Licensing Overview for a Makeup Artist

Licensing for a makeup artist in Iowa is controlled by the Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.

General Guidelines for a Makeup Artist in Iowa

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?

Esthetician or cosmetology license holder

General requirements for a makeup artist license required?

• Cosmetologist license – complete a cosmetology training program from a Board approved school of at least 2,100 hours long.

• Esthetician license – finish an esthetician training program at a school approved by the Board of at least 600 hours long.

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

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

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 every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?