Cosmetic Business Licenses

Overview

The cosmetics industry provides services and products to the public that may intimately affect their health and well-being. States regulate individuals and businesses that provide such cosmetics services as well as producers of cosmetics to protect consumers. Whether you are an individual, a business owner, or a distributor or manufacturer of cosmetics, Licenselogix can help you zero in on the required license and ensure your business is legally operating.

Background

Individual cosmetologists, estheticians and manicurists are licensed by the state, generally by the state’s board of cosmetology or equivalent regulating body. Education, experience and passage of state exams are often prerequisites to licensure. Application and license fees range from $20.00 - $300.00 and the license must be renewed after a certain period of time. Renewal periods range from annually to every three years. Many states offer reciprocity with out of state licenses, however registration is still required. Salons and businesses employing individual cosmetologists may also need to obtain a license from the state board of cosmetology.

Cosmetic distributors and manufacturers are licensed by the state department of health or board of pharmacy. This type of business is often categorized in the same way as the distribution or manufacturer of drugs. Registration on the federal level with the Food and Drug Administration may be required. Distributors and manufacturers must also be cognizant of basic business licenses and sales tax registration.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

Cosmetic industry regulations are strongly enforced by governmental agencies for the protection of consumers and the public’s health. Many states will assign task forces to sweep through a region to cite any non-compliance with industry licensing. Penalties for operating as an unlicensed cosmetologist include hefty fines, and suspension or permanent revocation of a license. Unlicensed distributors and manufacturers of cosmetics may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

How we help your business:

  1. Our specialists will help you get organized, get informed and get licensed.
  2. Our flat rate service fee will save you money by taking a time-consuming task off of your desk for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere.
  3. We will ensure that your application is filed correctly and that you are operating in compliance with the law. Let us do what we do best so your business can do what it does best.

More Resources:

- Beauty School Directory


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