MUA License Requirements by State

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Alabama

Alaska

Alaska Board of Cosmetology You must have an Esthetician license to apply make up in the State of Alaska. Esthetician cannot style hair. Colleen Wilson Licensing Examiner Alaska State Board of Barbers and Hairdressers Phone: 907-465-2547 Fax: 907-465-2974 web site: commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm

Arizona

AS OF 2015, Arizona no longer requires a cosmetology license to do makeup.

Arkansas

Arkansas Board of Cosmetology 17-26-103. Scope of chapter. (a) The following persons are exempt from this chapter: (1) All persons authorized by the laws of this state to practice medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, or podiatry; (2) Barbers insofar as their usual and ordinary vocation and profession is concerned; (3) Employees employed to render cosmetological services in the course of and incidental to the business of employers engaged in the theatrical, radio, television, or motion picture pro-duction industry; (4) Individuals and employees rendering cosmetological services in the course of, in con-nection with, and incidental to the preparation of bodies for burial, or the business of embalmers and undertakers; (5) Direct care staff as defined in § 20-10-1401 who provide routine personal hygiene and related daily care services to residents of nursing facilities as defined in § 20-10-1401 and for which the fee is included in the monthly facility charges; and (6) Relatives of residents of nursing facilities as defined in § 20-10-1401 who provide cos-metological services to a related resident of a nursing facility. (b) This chapter does not prohibit any practice within its scope in cases of emergency, nor the administration of any practice outside of a licensed school of cosmetology or cosmetological es-tablishment when necessary because of the illness or other physical incapacitation of the recipi- ent of the service and when performed by a licensee obtained for the purpose from a licensed cosmetological establishment. (c) This chapter does not prohibit the recommendation, demonstration, administration, or sale of cosmetics by any person not claiming to be a cosmetologist.

California

California Board of Cosmetology Allowed without a license when either not accepting a fee outside of a licensed establishment, for theater or film or when recommending/selling products. 7319. The following persons are exempt from this chapter: (a) All persons authorized by the laws of this state to practice medicine, surgery, dentistry, pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, naturopathy, podiatry, or nursing and acting within the scope of practice for which they are licensed. (b) Commissioned officers of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, members of the United States Public Health Service, and attendants attached to those services when engaged in the actual performance of their official duties. (c) Persons employed to render barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis services in the course of and incidental to the business of employers engaged in the theatrical, radio, television or motion picture production industry. (d) Persons engaged in any practice within its scope when done outside of a licensed establishment, without compensation. (e) Persons engaged in the administration of hair, skin, or nail products for the exclusive purpose of recommending, demonstrating, or selling those products. (f) Persons who render barbering or cosmetology services in an institutional program during the course of and incidental to the incarceration or confinement of inmates, prisoners, or persons charged with a crime. However, all of the following conditions shall apply: (1) Those persons shall complete a barbering training course, developed by the Department of Corrections and approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, in the proper care of instruments and the prevention of infectious diseases. (2) Those persons shall successfully pass an examination, developed and administered by the Department of Corrections, on the proper care of instruments and the prevention of infectious diseases. (3) All barbering facilities located in correctional institutions shall be subject to all appropriate health and safety sanitation standards, as determined by the Department of Corrections.

Kansas

In Kansas, you must have a cosmetology license to apply makeup legally.

Missouri

In Missouri, Freelance Makeup artists do not need to be licensed. To work in a salon doing makeup, you must have a cosmetology license or esthetician's license.