Sometimes it can be difficult to know what licensing requirements are for your state, and how they might vary from others.  Here we focus on makeup.

According to, “Some states, such as Colorado, have clear licensing requirements for makeup artists, which include being licensed as an esthetician, while other states, such as Connecticut, have little or non-existent language in their cosmetology regulations that address makeup artistry.”

Here is a resource that gives an overview to the subject and how licensing is handled in different states.  From fees (Nebraska charges $10!!), numbers of exams, minimum age requirements…you’ll find tidbits on your state that you might find interesting and may not have known about.  According to the site…the information was last updated in 2012, so make sure to keep updated on current requirements.  Check out our page for state breakdowns.

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