Makeup Artist Regulations
You do not need a license to become a makeup artist in Nova Scotia 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.)
In the province of Nova Scotia, makeup application is defined as “the application of non-permanent make-up”, under the practice of cosmetology.
However, in the “Cosmetology Act”*, Chapter 39, Section 5 (2), makeup artists who “[engage] in the activities of a cosmetologist [when] the activity is necessarily incidental to that person’s occupation or profession”, are exempted from licensing. This would include makeup artists who are working in a retail environment.
*Always check the Cosmetology Act for the latest information.
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