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Do I need to have a cosmetology license to be a Makeup artist?

I would like to become a Makeup Artist. Do I need to get a Cosmetology license? if not then what will I receive that certifies me as a Make Up Artist? Also is there any schools that offer an esthetics course without the cosmetology course? I am located in Southern California! Thank You in Advance for your help!!

Asked By: dimpl3s - 5/22/2010
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You absolutely do not need a cosmetology license to be a makeup artist...UNLESS you want to work in a salon. Salons typically require it. But for freelance makeup or becoming a celebrity makeup artist/working on a tv show or movie, you don't need it... More
Answered By: Angel - 5/22/2010
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WOW!!!! That area is HUGE for that profession! There are several ways to yahoo search schools in that area. If you want to be successful and competitive, you MUST get a license. Otherwise, you will be turned down left and right. It's a fairly short process, and a wonderful learning experience!!!!! Good Luck in... More
Answered By: bee - 5/22/2010
 
Most places require a license. If they dont then you most likely will be more of a consultant rather than acting doing applications. The school is not very long at all and definitely worth it!
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Answered By: CaliGirl - 5/22/2010
 
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