I'm trying to legalize my home studio- I have insurance and am licensed, but want to make sure I'm crossing my Ts and dotting my Is...it is verrry hard to find a comprehensive checklist of what my home studio is required to have in order to be legal. NY state has a lot of gray areas in the esthetician arena in general (see: tattoo removal etc).
Do any of you have any experience with NY state home business laws?
Thank you so much!
Hello, yes, I'm currently doing solo in my apartment that has separate entrance and exits, its own driveway. I went to the town, got the OK ....... I had to really advocate my business and to convince the Head of Home Inpection Dept. that it is NOT a MASSAGE business. it is prohibited in the law book because of "adult entertainment. Field of esthetics is a VERY GREY shade, so I had to explain that we're a step UNDER a dermatologist and we do not diagnose and write scripts. I explained that its a skincare "clinic" and that I cater to those with severe skin condition. So... bottom line, there is nothing in the book that says ESTHETICIAN CAN"T run a business in the home. ....... We did, however, had to change apartment from "living" space to "business" space. And that is where we had to get a permit, Cert. of Occupancy, ... all that wonderful stuff. I have wonderful support from my hubby to get me thru this. Although I told the neighbors in the area, and they're all seem ok w/ it, its a peace of mind to do things the right way, so no one would call to complain. and that's the bottom line. Good luck :)
Hello NY esties-- thank you for this post as I will soon be moving to NY after 30 years. I've been an esty for the past 17 and am 57yrs young so this will be a challenge. Can you give me an update on how you are doing? Has the home-based biz worked for you? I will have to transfer my license to NY and find a home but eventually will have to do something with my equipment which I will be paying big bucks to ship. It almost seems like California has the same restrictions.
Thank you for any help you can offer!