Beauty Salon

The Appearance Enhancement Business License allows a business to operate an establishment that practices cosmetology, esthetics, nail care, natural hair styling and/or waxing. This license does not allow the license holder to practice the services, but only to operate an establishment in which these services are practiced by licensed professionals.

An Area Renter is an individual who works in an Appearance Enhancement business, but is not employed by the owner. An Area Renter operates as an independent contractor and may rent a space in a licensed Appearance Enhancement Business and must obtain a separate license.

Before you may operate your business, you must prepare the following documents:

In order to begin operating your business, you will need licenses to do so. Below are the proper licenses. However, if indicated as optional, that license is only necessary if you are operating that specific service in your Beauty Salon

Below are a few requirements for your business that will require a licensed professional:

The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • We have compiled a Resource Guide detailing programs to assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out application and all other client services will be done remotely via telephone. To request an appointment, email and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable and wash your hands.


Queens Together

Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Together, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.