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Makeup Artist

RKillam

Posts: 19

Fairfield, California, US

I have a potential client that is interested in wedding makeup. She had asked for me to meet her at her friends salon.

My dilemma is, I'm certified not licensed (CA) and I don't think I'm allowed to offer my services in a salon setting! What should I do?

I really want this gig!!

Oct 25 12 04:06 pm Link

Makeup Artist

LC Makeup and Styling

Posts: 90

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Just do it.  She wants you for your skills, not qualifications.  Seen lauren Luke and TiffanyD on YouTube?? None of them qualified, only passionate about makeup and look where they are today.  Go for it!!

Oct 25 12 08:29 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Angel Graves

Posts: 2358

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I'M interested in hearing someone familiar with CA law chime in but here's a sematics way around things I just had to look into...
Working in a salon in another state for a workshop that is hands on applications... I'm not salon licensed in this state, I'm not interested in being licensed in this state either...
What worked out is a suggested tip for the workshop as opposed to a 'fee'.  It sounds silly but if attendees are recommended to tip as opposed to pay a regular fee you are not offering services in the salon for pay so can't be regulated.

This is one solution to one state's board requirements and not gauranteed to work for every state or regulatory agent. Something about it is bothering me to the point I'm pushing for another venue that my licensing is intended for but it was suggested by a liason at the cosmetology board.

Angel
RingMaster TOCSS

Oct 26 12 11:01 am Link

Body Painter

Lisa Berczel

Posts: 4031

Corona, California, US

I agree that this is a SMART question to ask.... this isn't a "just do it" situation.

I have no idea if CA law sees a Consult on premises the same as an Application.

And.... the Salon Owner will be held Accountable if the meeting does happen to run afoul of the rules & regs. NOT a situation the OP wants to create, I'm sure.

Oct 26 12 11:38 am Link

Photographer

Image Magik

Posts: 1068

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

RKillam wrote:
I have a potential client that is interested in wedding makeup. She had asked for me to meet her at her friends salon.

My dilemma is, I'm certified not licensed (CA) and I don't think I'm allowed to offer my services in a salon setting! What should I do?

I really want this gig!!

Well if you just met with her to show her your work
and not quote any direct prices or take any money or book
the job right there-how would there be a problem.
Just meet her there and talk/do business elsewhere-unless there's
some law against that...

Oct 26 12 11:56 am Link

Hair Stylist

A J T

Posts: 3113

Brooklyn, New York, US

Explain the situation and ask to meet somewhere else. Don't go tempting the Licensing Board if you don't absolutely have to.

Oct 26 12 07:57 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Raw-Beauty

Posts: 206

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Different countries have different laws.  In Canada you don't need a licence.

Oct 26 12 08:02 pm Link

Hair Stylist

Angel Graves

Posts: 2358

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

Lisa Berczel wrote:
I agree that this is a SMART question to ask.... this isn't a "just do it" situation.

I have no idea if CA law sees a Consult on premises the same as an Application.

And.... the Salon Owner will be held Accountable if the meeting does happen to run afoul of the rules & regs. NOT a situation the OP wants to create, I'm sure.

Lisa, is it possible in CA to get an indepenant contract license for such a situation as this?

Oct 26 12 08:03 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Lindsey Goldstein

Posts: 87

Freehold, New Jersey, US

Just my opinion. But if you're doing a trial at her friends salon, and you're not employed by the salon and just using it as a place to do the makeup I don't see a problem. Now if you were employed at a salon and offering services without a license then I see the issue, esp for the salon owner. But if you're that worried, why not ask if you can meet at the client's home, this way it sounds like you're trying to make it more convenient for her.

Oct 27 12 02:50 pm Link

Makeup Artist

LC Makeup and Styling

Posts: 90

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

If you are that concerned about it, express your concerns to the people involved, they would know best.

Oct 28 12 12:41 am Link