Permanent Make-Up

Thinking about working as a permanent makeup artist in Nebraska? Sweet. We’re on the same page. And we’re here to tell you there are many awesome examples of how permanent makeup can be a solid career choice in this state. This area of beauty is truly where art meets science. A great local example is Ciao Bella, which provides other salon services, in addition to permanent makeup. Another example you can ogle is Rejuvenation Salon, located in the Grand Island area. Both of these salons show the kinds of places you can work when you complete your training. Okay, we know you’re suddenly amped about becoming a permanent makeup artist.

But you still need to take a deep breath and compare the programs offered to students in your area of Nebraska. There can be big differences between programs, even if they focus on the same topic. For instance, schools may offer different schedules, timelines for program completion, financial aid options, and career services, which can greatly impact your decision. That’s why you should carefully weigh your options before deciding. And when you complete your cosmetology school training, let us know. We love hearing about student success!

State License Requirements

The practice of applying permanent makeup is classified as tattooing in the state of Nebraska. Before you receive your license, you must complete a training program that includes sanitation, safety, infection control, sterilization, and cross contamination prevention. You also need proof of bloodborne pathogen training and your first aid training certification. The licensing fee ranges from $25 to $95, depending on when you apply during the licensing cycle.


Find licensing documents below:

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Education Details

Nebraska permanent makeup artists should seek course curriculum that meets national standards and helps you deliver high quality patient care. Permanent makeup is more than learning the proper techniques, safety and sanitation laws. You will need to be a good caregiver to your patients while they undergo treatment and adhere to ethical standards. Compare the courses available through programs in your area to make the best decision.

Nebraska permanent makeup artist courses: •

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  • Safety and sanitation •
  • Makeup artist techniques
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Licenses for cosmetologists and cosmetology instructors expire on December 31 of even-numbered years. Electrologists must renew by July 31 of odd-numbered years. Esthetics licenses expire on the last day of September in even-numbered years. Nail technicians have to renew by December 31 of odd-numbered years. Late fees of $25 to $75 are assessed if you renew your license after the expiration date. Cosmetologists pay a $118 renewal fee, as do estheticians, electrologists, nail technicians, and permanent makeup artists. The fee is $100 for massage therapists. Nebraska requires eight hours of continuing education to renew any license.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022
Working as a Permanent Makeup Artist

Permanent makeup artists have job options in any beauty-related business that wants to offer life long benefits to its clientele. For the busy client, having permanent makeup saves time. For the athletic client, having permanent makeup helps maintain a nice appearance in spite of perspiration. The job outlook looks sunny for permanent makeup artists.

Here are a few salon locations in Nebraska where you could be employed as a permanent makeup artist:

State board Contact Information

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services - Cosmetology Department
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
PO Box 94986
Licoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone Number: 402-471-3121 or 1-800-254-4202

The Nebraska State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Nebraska state cosmetology license.

According to state expectations, the beauty industry in Nebraska will
see a bump in the number of licensed professionals within the state
over a six year period. As the industry gets more multi-faceted, many
looking to be involved pursue specialized careers like permanent makeup
training. All go to these groups for guidance.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Professional Beauty Association
National Interstate Council of Board of Cosmetology


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