Wisconsin Licensing Overview for a Makeup Artist

Licensing for makeup artist in Wisconsin is controlled by the Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board.

General Guidelines for a Makeup Artist in Wisconsin

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?

• At least 18 years old and have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate.

• Aesthetician license – complete a program through a makeup artist school or general cosmetology school that consists of at least 450 training hours, lasting at least 11 weeks and no more than 30 weeks.

• Cosmetology license – complete at least 1,550 hours of training through a makeup artist school or general cosmetology school lasting at least 10 months, OR you may complete an apprenticeship that consists of at least 3,712 hours of practical training and 288 hours of theoretical cosmetology.

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

Wisconsin Cosmetology Examining Board

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):

Wisconsin