Pennsylvania Licensing Overview for a Makeup Artist

Licensing for makeup artist in Pennsylvania is controlled by the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology.

General Guidelines for a Makeup Artist in Pennsylvania

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?

• Esthetician License – complete an approved program of study that is at least 300 hours in length, then pass an esthetician exam.

• Cosmetology License – complete an approved program of study that is at least 1,250 hours in length or an approved apprenticeship that is at least 2,000 hours in length. After this you must also pass a cosmetologist examination.

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

Pennsylvania State Board of 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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

Location(s):

Pennsylvania