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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Angel Graves
Posts: 2,358
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
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Oct 26 12 11:01 am  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,961
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  Quote 
Photographer
Image Magik
Posts: 1,067
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  Quote 
Hair Stylist
A J T
Posts: 3,113
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  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Raw-Beauty
Posts: 184
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Different countries have different laws.  In Canada you don't need a licence.
Oct 26 12 08:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Hair Stylist
Angel Graves
Posts: 2,358
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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  Quote 
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