NOTE: "The language below is a proposal to amend the existing Barbering & Cosmetology Act, as you read it please note that most of the ACT will not be changed. Language we propose to change or add is underlined in black or red."
An act to amend Sections 7301, 7316, 7319, 7332, and 7334 of, and to add Sections 7325, 7364.5, and 7367.5 to, the Business and Professions Code, relating to barbering and cosmetology.
Voluntary certification: makeup artists.
Existing law, the Barbering and Cosmetology Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of barbering and cosmetology, including the practice of skin care and makeup artistry by licensed estheticians and cosmetologists. Existing law provides that unless working in the entertainment industry only licensed cosmetologist or estheticians may engage in the practice of makeup artistry as a profession for pay. Existing law requires the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to administer the act. A violation of the act is a crime. Existing law requires an applicant for an esthetician or cosmetology license to practice skin care or cosmetology respectively to complete an application, pass an examination, pay an application and examination fee, and meet other educational requirements. Existing law also authorizes an applicant for an esthetician or cosmetology license to satisfy those other educational requirements by, among other things, completing an apprenticeship program in which a licensed apprentice learns and acquires knowledge about skin care under the supervision of a board-approved licensee. Existing law generally makes licenses issued by the board subject to biennial renewal and imposes a specified renewal fee.
Makeup artists who are not licensed cosmetologists or estheticians are prohibited by existing law from working in salons, spas, event makeup (such as weddings and proms), or any commercial paid makeup work. This bill would provide for the certification of a makeup artists to provide makeup artistry services in the those areas without having to obtain a cosmetology or esthetician license.. The bill would define the practice of makeup artistry to include, among other things applying makeup for the purpose of beautifying or altering the face, neck, arms, or other parts of the human body, by use of cosmetic preparations, tonics, lotions, creams, powders, prosthetics. lash and brow tinting, the application of false eyelashes, and skin analysis.
The bill would require applicants for a certificate to pay a fee in a specified amount, and would further require that applicants satisfy certain educational requirements, or, alternatively, submit documentation of prior experience or education, as specified. The bill would require that a student who has completed makeup artistry course work from a bureau approved makeup school be granted credit, for identical training required for the purpose of obtaining a cosmetology license or an esthetician license. The bill would also make other conforming changes.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.