New Jersey Licensing Overview for a Makeup Artist

Licensing for a makeup artist in New Jersey is controlled by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.

General Guidelines for a Makeup Artist in New Jersey

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 license required to work professionally as a Makeup Artist for film, television, or visual arts. You will need to obtain your Esthetician license otherwise.

General requirements for a makeup artist license required?

• At least 17 years old, have graduated high school.

• Complete a minimum of 600 hours of classes at a Board-approved school.

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

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

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 in month of original issue.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.


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