Why do makeup artists need it?

While you’re busy making your clients look and feel glamorous, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the potential outcome if something goes wrong. So, whether you operate from your own salon, rent a space in a beauty or hair salon or provide a mobile makeup service, makeup artist insurance is the foundation to ensuring your small business doesn’t go belly-up if something else does

Did you Know?

Most makeup artists work as sole traders which means that you and your business are the same entity. So, if somebody makes a claim against you for negligence you are personally liable, both legally and financially. In other words, your personal assets are at risk if you don’t have the appropriate insurance cover to protect you and your business.

Insurance for Makeup Artists

Professional Indemnity Insurance*

As a makeup artist you’re an expert when it comes to all things lashes, brows and blushes, and that’s why clients seek your expert knowledge and advice when it comes to selecting the right products and treatments. But like all things in life, not everything goes according to plan – no matter how careful you may be. A client could experience a serious allergic reaction to a product that you’ve recommended, or at the other end of the scale you could be accused (rightly or wrongly) of not living up to the expectations of your client. Hello Bridezilla!

Professional Indemnity insurance is designed to protect makeup artists if something does go wrong. It covers your legal defense costs and compensation you may have to pay to your client if you are found negligent. Equally as important, Professional Indemnity cover can provide PR costs to help safeguard your hard-earned reputation.

Public Liability Insurance*

When you’re working closely with clients on a daily basis the stakes are high that something could go wrong, which is why Public Liability insurance is an important form of insurance. It provides protection for you and your makeup artistry business in the event that a customer, supplier or a member of the public is injured or sustains property damage as a result of your negligent business activities.

This type of insurance usually also extends to Product Liability cover which can protect your business from personal injury or property damage claims caused by the products you sell.

Did you know that some hair and beauty salons require contracting makeup artists to have Public Liability insurance before they  even start treatments?

Portable Equipment Insurance*

What’s a makeup artist without a makeup kit and other essential tools? When you calculate the cost of your whole kit and caboodle, you’ll be surprised just how quickly the costs add up.

Portable Equipment insurance provides essential protection for your tools of the trade in the case of them being lost, damaged, or even stolen from a locked car or premises.

If you operate out of your own physical premises it’s also important to consider cover for your contents and stock, as well as your building if you own it. You can protect the things that matter the most by customising a Business Insurance policy, which provides cover for loss or damage due to unexpected events, like fire, storm and theft.


*As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. The information contained on this web page is general only and should not be relied upon as advice.

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