Makeup Artist Regulations
You do not need a license to become a makeup artist in New Jersey, if:
- You’re working as a makeup artist in the theatre, television, film or radio industry
- 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 working as a makeup artist in facilities regulated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Department of Defense
In the state of New Jersey, makeup application is defined as “applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, tonics, lotions, creams or makeup to the hair, scalp, face, neck or upper part of the body”, under the practice of a “beautician”.
However, in the “New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling Law”*, Section 45:5B-7, makeup artists who are in the theatrical, film, TV, and radio industry, makeup artists who are working in a retail environment, and makeup artists who are working in facilities regulated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs of United States Departrment of Defense, are exempted from licensing.
*Always check the New Jersey Legistlative Statues for the latest information.
Visit the New Jersey Legislature
Under “Law and Constitution” on the left sidebar, click on “Statues“
In the search bar, type in “Title 45”
Expand the folders to view section 45:5B-3 and 45:5B-7
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