Esthetics License

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People who conduct beauty treatments need an Esthetics License. This license comes from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).

Applicants must pass an exam. People who wish to work during the application can get a temporary license. People with five years of experience elsewhere, in a legal position, may not need to take the exam.

This license is not a permit for a business. Businesses need a separate license.

Make-over consultants and make-up artists at theaters do not need this license.

New regulations are in place to protect workers. Read "Nail Salons-Important Information" and "Nail Salon Safety - What You Need To Know" for more information. Both are linked under "Additional Resources." Businesses that do not follow these laws will be punished.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of State
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
Phone: (518) 473-2492
licensing@dos.ny.gov
Website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/

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