Premium Cosmetology Insurance for Your Career—Every Step of the Way  

Comprehensive, All-Inclusive Liability Insurance for Full and Part-Time Cosmetologists

You’re in charge of helping your clients look and feel their happiest and healthiest—let us handle the liability part. Your cosmetology liability insurance policy should take care of you, protect your career, and safeguard your reputation—Career Shield Insurance is here to provide all that and more so you’re granted the peace of mind needed to do your job confidently.


$279.95 /24 Months


$179 /12 Months

Trusted In Your Industry & Beyond

We’re so glad to have you as part of the Career Shield Insurance team. When you join us at Career Shield Insurance, you join over 300,000 professionals who are receiving the peace of mind, business-building coverage, and best-in-class malpractice insurance they need to succeed. What’s the best part of this coverage? We’re backed by Arthur J. Gallagher, a Fortune 500 global insurance brokerage, and underwritten by Arch Specialty Insurance Group—with an A+ Rating by AM Best.  

We Provide What Other Partners Won’t—Protective Policies at a Peace of Mind Price  


Professional & General Liability 

Product Coverage

Damage to Rental Premises

Stolen Equipment Coverage 

Identity Protection Plan


$2 million per occurrence/ $3 million annual aggregate

$2 million annual aggregate


$1,000 with a $250 deductible


Comprehensive Cosmetology Coverage at a Beautiful Price 

Peace of mind is a beautiful thing—and as a cosmetologist, that’s kind of your expertise, right? You handle the beautiful side of your career, we’ll tackle what we do best—protecting you, your career, your finances, and your reputation. Our occurrence-form policies ensure that you’re protected for your coverage period—even after your policy expires.

Insurance Policy Highlights


Savor the comprehensive coverage that supports over 350 different cosmetology, beauty, and barber modalities. In other words, no matter how you plan to expand your business, we can ensure reliable coverage. With our high insurance limits and superior customer service, our cosmetology insurance gives you the peace of mind that you are fully protected. If anything does happen, don’t worry—we’ve got your back! 

No Added Fees—Planning on becoming a multi-disciplinary career go-getter? We couldn’t be more supportive. No matter what services or disciplines you add to your offerings of our 350+ modalities, we’ll never tack on additional fees for more service coverage within the same risk group! 

Coverage That Follows You—Switch salons, open your shop, become a mobile cosmetologist, rent a space—no matter what you do or where you go, our coverage moves with you for flexible (but reliable) protection. 

Instant Coverage—We guarantee ASAP coverage and instant proof when you partner with Career Shield Insurance for your liability needs. As soon as you confirm your membership and check-out, you’ll have your coverage and certificate as fast as your internet can process it. So, probably pretty dang fast.  


Sure, we offer comprehensive coverage, affordable rates, and peace of mind—but we also promise a ton of extra benefits that are exclusive to our Career Shield Insurance members. 

FREE Business Resources—Set yourself up for immeasurable success with our FREE resources—eBooks, guides, templates, websites, and more! You name it, we’ve got it—we’re here to help you grow your business.   

Solidified Partnerships—When you partner with Career Shield Insurance, you’ll have access to some of our solidified partnerships—AKA, some of the best names in the industry! From discounts on big brands to early access to new products and tools, we can give you the exclusive access you need.  

FREE Subscriptions—Enjoy a totally FREE subscription to a Creative Age publication of your choice to ensure that you’re always staying up-to-speed on the cosmetology trends, the latest techniques, and must-know skills.    

Do I Need Cosmetology Insurance?  

Honestly? YES. No matter your industry, accidents, and incidents are going to be inevitable, but this is especially true in your line of work. You work up-close and personal with clients every single day. That means you’re face-to-face and in their space with sharp tools and a ton of liability. Even if you never make a single mistake (which, hey, it could happen), there’s always the risk that someone could bring a claim against you anyway—in any of these scenarios, comprehensive coverage can keep you safe, safeguard your financials, and ensure your covered during an investigation period. It only takes a single lawsuit or claim to bankrupt you. You are a professional with specialized training and certification, though you may not be ultimately responsible for an injury or damages, your role makes you a target. Career Shield Insurance is here to help you!

Protect Your Career Today And Get Covered

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Cosmetology Styles & Services Covered By Career Shield Insurance

Active Isolated Stretching
Ai Chi
Alexander Technique
Amma Therapy
Animal Acupressure
Animal Massage
Anma Therapy
Applied Kinesiology
Aqua Massage
ARC Technique
Aroma-Reflex Therapy
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
Asian Bodywork Therapy
Aston Patterning
Asymmetric Body Balancing
Ayurvedic Massage
Bach Flower Remedies – Topicals
Balinese Massage
Bamboo Fusion
Barbara Brennan Technique
Barefoot Shiatsu
Belavia Facelift Massage
Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy
Berry Method
Bindegewebs Massage
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Bioenergy Massage
Biomagnetic Touch Healing
Biosonic Repatterning
Bio Touch Healing
Body Image Enrichment
Body Logic
Body Wraps
Body-Mind Centering
Bodywork for the Childbearing Year
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen System
Bowen Technique
Breast Massage
Breathing Techniques
Breema Breathwork
Bridgewebs Massage
Canadian Deep Muscle Massage
Cayce/Reilly Massage
Chair Massage
Chi Gong
Chi Nei Tsang
Chikly Brain Curriculum
Chinese Massage
Chubinsky Method
Classical Massage
Color Light Therapy (no lasers)
Complete Decongestive Therapy
Connective Tissue Massage
CORE Bodywork
Core Energetics
Cranial Release Technique
Cranial Soft Tissue Release
Craniosacral Therapy
Critz Technique
Cross Fiber Massage
Crystal Therapy
Cyriax Massage
Deep Muscle Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage
Ear Candling
Eden Energy Medicine
Egoscue Method
Emotion Code
Emotional Freedom Technique
Energetic Transformation
Energy Balancing
Energy Healing Techniques
Energy Kinesiology
Equine Massage
Equine Reiki

Esalen Massage
Essential Oils Massage
Facial Massage
Fascial and Membrane Technique
Feldenkrais Method
Feng Shui
Fertility Massage
Fijian Massage
Five Element Shiatsu
Forearm Dance Technique
Four-Hand Massage
Full Spectrum Energy Medicine
Functional Range Release
Geriatric Massage
G-Jo Acupressure
Gua Sha
Hama Massage
Hand Reflexology
Hannah Somatic Education
Hawaiian Bodywork
Healing Touch
Hemme Approach
Hoffa Massage Technique
Holistic Massage
Holotropic Breathwork
Hoshino Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Towels
Hydrocollator Hotpacs
IGM Method
Indian Head Massage
Infant Massage
Injury Massage
Innovative Pet Therapy
Insight Bodywork
Integrated Awareness
Integrative Acupressure
Integrative Eclectic Shiatsu
Internal Organ Massage
Intra-Oral Massage
Ionic Footbath
IP Touch
Jamu Massage
Japanese Shiatsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Kinesiology Taping
Kripalu Bodywork
Kriya Massage
Kurashova Massage
LaStone Therapy
Lava Shell Technique
LED Lights
LHE Phototherapy (no lasers)
Light of Life Energy
Longevity Energetics
Looyen Work
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphedma Therapy
Macrobiotic Shiatsu
Magnet Therapy
Manual Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Instruction
Maya Abdominal Massage
McMillan Massage Technique
Mechanical Link
Medical Massage
Medical Qigong Therapy
MELT Method
Mennell Massage Technique
Merciér Therapy
Mother Massage
Muscle Activation Technique
Muscle Energy Technique
Myofascial Release
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique
Nepali Massage
Neural Manipulation
Neuromuscular Reprogramming
Neuromuscular Therapy
New Manual Articular Approach
Niel-Asher Technique

Nuad Bo’ Rarn
Nurse Massage
Okazaki Restorative Massage
Oncology Massage
On-Site Massage
Orthopedic Massage
Pediatric Massage
Pet Massage
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy
PNF Stretches
Polarity Therapy
Positional Release
Postural Integration
Practical Movement
Pranic Healing
Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal Massage
Process Acupressure
Push Therapy
Raindrop Therapy
Range of Motion
Raynor Massage Therapy
Reconnective Healing
Reflexology Instruction
Remedial Massage
Rolfing Structural Integration
Rosen Method
Rossiter System
Rubenfeld Synergy Method
Russian Massage
Rys Thomas Energy Medicine
Sabai of Sa-wan Therapy
SacroOccipital Technique
Safe Touch Massage
Schulman Therapy
Seated Massage
Sensory Repatterning
Shen Jing Acupressure
Shiatsu Amma Therapy
Soma Neuromuscular Integration
Somatic Therapy
SomatoEmotional Release
SourcePoint Therapy
Sound Healing
Sound Therapy
Sports Massage
St. John Neuromuscular Therapy
Steamy Wonder System
Stone Therapy
Stretching Techniques
Structural Energetic Therapy
Structural Integration
Sugar Scrub
Swedish Massage
Swe-Thai Massage
Tai Chi
Tapping Techniques
Tellington Touch
Temporomandibular Therapy
Thai Herbal Compress Technique
Thai Massage
Thai Yoga Massage
The Healing Code
Therapeutic Touch
Theresa Primmer Method of Deep
Thumper Massage
Tian Di Bamboo Massage
Tibetan Massage
Total Body Balancing
Touch For Health
Touch Therapy Instructors
Touch to T.E.A.C.H.
Trager Work
Trauma Erase
Trauma Touch Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
Tsubo Point Therapy
Tuning Forks
Vedic Massage
Venus freeze
Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy
Visceral Manipulation
Warm Bamboo Massage
Wurn Technique
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yuen Method
Zen Shiatsu
Zero Balancing
Zone Therapy

Acro Yoga
Chi Kung

Kali Ray TriYoga
Naam Yoga Therapy
Phoenix Rising Power

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga
White Lotus
YogaFit® Personal Training
Yoga Therapy*



Chemical wave
Custom wrap
Design, cut and style
Flash or balyage highlights
Hair bleaching

Hair coloring
Hair treatments
Permanent wave

Thermal styling
Wet styling
Wig stylist

Acne treatments
Body scrub
Chemical peel (no lasers)
Cold Light Series 6 Facials
Color consultations
Cosmetic massage
Eyebrow shaping
Eyebrow tinting

Eyelash Extensions
Hair removal (no lasers)
Herbal wraps
Make-up (not permanent)
Micro-current Toning
Micro needling

Salt scrubs
Skin peels
Ultra sonic facial
Ultra sound facials
Vitamin C peels

Airbrush designs
False nails
Foot scrubs

Nail art
Nail extensions
Nail repair

Paraffin pedicures
Stencil designs

Dance Instruction

Cosmetology Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure if liability is right for your cosmetology career? Feeling a little foggy on how this whole insurance thing works in the first place? Don’t sweat it. Insurance can be a confusing topic for any professional in any industry. We’re here to answer all the questions you might have about coverage, details, and the benefits Career Shield Insurance is proud to offer our members.

What Kind Of Liability Insurance Do Cosmetologists Need?

Every day, you have the privilege of interacting with your fantastic clients in person. Although it can be fulfilling, it’s important to acknowledge that you work in close proximity to them with sharp scissors, hot curling irons, chemical dyes, and other potentially dangerous tools. Additionally, your profession inherently carries a significant amount of risk. Therefore, it is imperative for cosmetologists to have insurance coverage that includes ample limits for both general and professional liability claims.

General liability insurance is often known as “slip and fall” insurance, as it covers you as a business owner in case a customer is injured while on your premises. For instance, if a client trips on a loose tile in your salon and sustains injuries, you may be held accountable for the damages. On the other hand, personal liability insurance, also known as “malpractice” insurance, covers injuries or other losses that may arise while providing your services. If you accidentally burn a client while using a curling iron, for example, they may hold you responsible for their injuries, and personal liability insurance would provide coverage in such a scenario.

Career Shield offers comprehensive insurance policies for cosmetologists that surpass the basic requirements. Apart from covering general and professional liability, their policies include additional features such as product liability, rental property damage protection, protection against stolen or damaged equipment, and even identity theft protection for policyholders. This demonstrates their commitment to supporting their clients in every way possible.

How Does Career Shield Insurance Know About the Specific Risks of Cosmetology?

That’s a great question! As a team of cosmetologists, we understand the unique needs of professionals in the beauty industry. Some of our team members have also worked in your field, so we have first-hand experience of the benefits of having a supportive community to rely on. We understand that the decision to purchase liability insurance can be overwhelming, which is why we have created a comprehensive guide specifically for beauticians. In case you have any further questions, our knowledgeable sales representatives are available to provide you with the information you need. You can reach us at 800-326-5566 during our business hours, which are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT). We also have weekend hours to ensure that we are always accessible whenever you need assistance with exploring your options.

What Are The Coverage Limits Of A Career Shield Cosmetology Insurance Policy?

By choosing a cosmetology liability insurance policy from Career Shield Insurance, you can benefit from a coverage limit of $2 million for both professional liability and general liability claims, as well as an individual annual aggregate of up to $3 million. This means that you personally have a limit of $3 million each year, regardless of how many claims are filed. This is different from some carriers that pool claims for businesses. Additionally, you will have product liability coverage of up to $2 million, which will protect you in case a product malfunctions and causes damage or injury. If a rented facility suffers damage, you’ll be insured for up to $100,000. Moreover, Career Shield Insurance provides $25,000 in identity theft protection and $1,000 in protection against stolen or damaged equipment.

Do Students In Cosmetology School Need Cosmetologist Insurance?

Definitely! It’s a wise decision for every cosmetology student to obtain coverage. While you’re learning and gaining experience in school, you’re also exposed to the possibility of making errors or mistakes. Unfortunately, even the slightest misstep can result in a claim being filed against you. Therefore, it’s best to safeguard yourself. We understand the importance of affordability for students, which is why we offer student pricing for our comprehensive plans. Our student plan costs only $25 annually and provides ample coverage without any compromises. Plus, you can still take advantage of our member benefits!

How Do I Know If The Beauty Treatment I Offer Is a Covered Modality?

We take pride in offering coverage for more than 350 beauty and wellness services. There’s a good chance that we cover the service you’re looking for. However, to ensure your service is included, we suggest referring to the chart on this page. If you can’t find your service on the chart, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced sales representatives via phone or email. They can let you know if we can add it to our expanding list of covered services.

What Are The Benefits Of Being An Career Shield Insurance Member?

In addition to the comprehensive coverage limits of a Career Shield Insurance cosmetology policy, we offer a range of additional benefits to our members that are specifically tailored to beauty professionals. We have created a guide exclusively for beauty professionals, and members have access to our resource center, which is filled with valuable information on topics such as setting up a successful business, educational tools, eBooks, and more. We also provide our members with a free customizable website to help promote their business to potential customers who search for the services they offer online. Additionally, we have established partnerships with some of the most renowned names in the industry to offer members-only discounts on products and tools, as well as early access to new items.

What are the Benefits of Being a Career Shield Insurance Member?

In addition to the incredibly robust coverage limits of a Career Shield Insurance cosmetology policy, we offer a host of additional benefits to our members—and we love to do it. For starters, our entire program has been tailored exclusively to beauty professionals—we even wrote a guide about this! You’ll also have access to the Career Shield resource center which holds a wealth of information on topics like setting up a successful business, education tools, eBooks, and so much more. As a member, we’ll provide a FREE customizable website to start getting the word out about your business to everyone searching online for the services you offer. In addition, Career Shield has solidified partnerships with some of the best names in the industry to offer members-only, exclusives on products and tools for discounts and early access to new items. We’ve even included a free subscription to a Creative Age publication of your choice, all so you can stay up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques.

What's The Difference Between Claims-Made & Occurrence Form Coverage?

Many insurance providers offer claims-made coverage because it is convenient for them, but we provide occurrence-form coverage because it is the best option for you. With claims-made coverage, a claim must be filed while the policy is still active. This means that if someone makes a claim against you for a time when you were covered, but you no longer have a policy with that company, they will not cover the claim. We believe that it is important to cover everything that should be covered, and occurrence-form coverage allows us to do that. This type of coverage ensures that even if your policy has expired, you will still be covered if a claim is made against you for an event that occurred while your policy was active. We are committed to providing you with the best possible coverage and support in every way we can.

How Much Is A Career Shield Cosmetology Insurance Policy?

Our rates are highly competitive in the industry, and we offer a variety of options for cosmetologists to choose from, ensuring that they find the coverage that best suits their needs and business. If you opt for a one-year policy, the current rate for beauty care professionals is $159, and this policy covers you anywhere you provide your services in the United States. Alternatively, if you opt for a two-year policy, the rate is $279.95, which is a $38.05 discount compared to purchasing two one-year policies. For cosmetology students, we offer affordable rates at just $25 for a full year of coverage.

In response to customer demand, we have also introduced a benefits-only plan that includes identity protection, a professional website, and access to a range of discounts and special offers, all for a low rate of $39 per year.

How Soon After Purchasing A Policy Will I Receive Proof Of Insurance?

When asked how quickly our coverage begins, we have a simple answer: immediately. Our advanced portal technology guarantees that the moment you purchase a membership and complete the checkout process, you are immediately confirmed and covered. That’s right, as soon as you check out, you’re automatically enrolled in our membership program. After that, you can access your member portal from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.

Every Insurance Policy Sold = 1 Tree Planted

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”—Chinese Proverb.

Every time someone joins our team at Career Shield Insurance, we plant a tree in their honor. Thanks to our stellar community of members and our friends at Trees for the Future, thousands of trees have been planted so far. 

Just as we believe in protecting your career and helping you grow, we believe in protecting our planet and helping it grow, too—help us continue this journey by referring your colleagues and friends to our program today!