make up artist insurance

Makeup Artist Insurance

The hair and beauty industry is our speciality, so we are confident our team will understand your insurance needs.

The life of a makeup artist is never routine. Your job entails changing somebody’s appearance, whether it’s enhancing a bride’s natural beauty for her wedding, changing an actor’s image for stage, TV or film, working on a fashion shoot, or cosmetic camouflage. But each of these scenarios carries its own specific risks and challenges, so for your clients’ protection and your reputation, having appropriate business insurance is essential in case the unexpected should happen. 

At smei, we understand the specific risks and challenges faced by makeup artists, and we can arrange a single, flexible insurance policy that can be adapted to fit your specific business requirements.

We're passionate about championing the high street and helping makeup artists like The Powder Room in Liverpool, Merseyside (pictured above). So whether you operate from your own salon, rent a chair or room in a salon, work as a freelancer, or are a mobile makeup artist, we can arrange a business insurance policy to fit your specific requirements.

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Did you know we also arrange cover for general beauty insurance as well as salon insurance? We arrange bespoke packages to suit businesses of all sizes.

Other Types of Business Insurance for Makeup Artists

Tools, equipment, and stock are a key part of a makeup artist’s toolkit, so you may want cover to protect them from theft or damage so you don’t lose valuable income while they’re being replaced.

If you employ staff to help with your business, it may be a legal responsibility to provide employers liability cover to protect them and their belongings.

Your working location forms another key element of your insurance policy, whether you’re working from home, using your vehicle to transport you and your equipment from job to job, or working in a salon or beauty parlour.

Makeup Artists Public Liability Insurance

Regardless of your level of skill and expertise, it only takes an accidental mishap, slip or trip and you could be facing a claim for malpractice or negligence. For makeup artists, this could include a client having an allergic reaction to one of your products, somebody tripping over your kit and injuring themselves, spilt makeup causing damage to a client’s carpet, or a slip with the mascara brush resulting in damage to your client’s eye.

Public liability insurance protects you against a claim from a client, supplier or member of the public, making it a vital element of a makeup artist’s insurance requirements. This could cover the compensation payment as well as associated legal fees.

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** Standard and optional cover may differ dependent upon insurer. 

91% of our customers would recommend our service

smei is always best. We have more than 10 hair salons and they never forget the renewal time, never renew the policy without asking, customer service always polite and solve any problems quickly. Also I can see all of my policies on their portal, no waste of paper, everything online. Thank you smei!

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Frequently asked questions

The type of cover you need depends on the type of hairdresser you are. For example, all hairdressers need to have public liability insurance to cover their legal liabilities in the case of damage or injury to clients. Salon owners will need business interruption cover to ensure they're protected if, for example, fire prevents the business operating. Mobile hairdressers may need goods in transit cover to protect business equipment and stock against damage while in transit between customers. If you're unsure of the type or level of cover you'll need, our team will be able to help guide you. The cost of your policy depends on your needs. Our policies are flexible and can adapt to fit your requirements. So whether you're a salon owner, freelancer, or are a mobile hairdresser, we will search for the cover you require and present you with the choices available. For example, multiple options may be available from our panel of insurers - each with differing features and prices. We will present you with the possibilities so you can make an informed decision on what option is most appropriate for you. Yes. No matter how skilled and experienced you are, accidents sometimes happen. A momentary lapse in concentration could result in an accidental snip on your client's ear, or a burn caused by hair straighteners. If you drop chemicals onto your client's expensive carpet, you could be left facing an expensive bill for replacement. Public liability insurance for mobile hairdressers provides cover if a client or member of the public sues you for injury or damage. This key element of your insurance could cover you for the compensation payment and any associated legal fees. Yes. As a mobile hairdresser, your clients are likely to vary greatly, from busy executives that are time-poor and love the convenience of a hairdresser coming to them, to the elderly who are unable to travel, or a bride preparing for her big day. However, they all have one thing in common: they expect a professional job and maybe a little pampering too. We provide Mobile Hairdresser specific insurance to make sure your business is covered.

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Rent-a-chair or Mobile Trader Cover**

  • Employers liability.

  • Goods in transit.

  • Most standard beauty treatments.

  • Public liability.

  • Tool cover (theft from unattended vehicles).

Salon Owner Cover**

  • Accidental damage.

  • Book debts/account receivable.

  • Business interruption.

  • Contents.

  • Employers liability.

  • Glass.

  • Legal expenses.

  • Loss of rent receivable.

  • Money in safe.

  • Money on premises.

  • Public and products liability.

  • Subsidence.

  • Tenants improvements.

  • Terrorism.

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