Makeup Artist Regulations

You do not need a license to become a makeup artist in Idaho, US, if:

  • You’re working as a makeup artist in a retail environment (e.g. working at a makeup counter, working with a direct sales company, etc.)
  • You’re practicing makeup artistry without compensation, either in your home or one a relative

In the state of Idaho, makeup application is defined as a practice of cosmetology.

However, in the “Barber and Cosmetology Services Act”*, Section 54-5805, makeup artists who are working in a retail environment, and makeup artists who are working without compensation in their home or on a relative, are exempted from licensing.

Barber and Cosmetology Services Act

*Always check the Barber and Cosmetology Services Act for the latest information.

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