How to Join Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706

Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706 is composed of Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists that work in the production of Film, Television, Network Broadcasting Television, Commercial, Legitimate Theater, and any place of amusement where Local706 has a contract. There are several ways to join Local 706 depending on the area in which you wish to be employed. For those desiring to work in the Film and Television Industry, there are two defined ways to join. The first is what is referred to as “60-60-60”, and the second is referred to as “Off-Roster” hire. To work in Network Broadcasting Television, Commercial, or Legitimate Theater the qualifications are similar to the “Off Roster’ hire. All are explained below.

Qualifications for Membership through 60-60-60

Industry Experience Roster Status (as per I.A.T.S.E. Contract, Paragraph 68)
It is first necessary to become eligible for the Industry Experience Roster. An individual is eligible for Industry Experience Roster Status upon the completion of sixty days of Non-Roster work experience in each of three (3) years, within the last five (5) years (from first day of hire), in Los Angeles County. This would include network television, videos, or non-union film or television production

Applying for Roster Status:

  1. Applicant must request verification of the three periods of 60 days employment from the production payroll companies to be sent to Contract Services Administration Trust Fund, 2800 Winona Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504 CSATF: 818.565.0550
  2. When Contract Services Administration Trust Fund receives the payroll verification, they will request that you come to their offices: complete application; show original forms of identification and employment eligibility documents for Form I 9; and bring payroll check stubs. All hair stylists must bring a current Cosmetologist License and all make-up artists must pass a color blindness examination. For more information: www.csatf.org.
  3. Upon complying with these steps, and verification of days, you will receive a letter from Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706 letting you know that you have been elevated to the level of trainee on the Industry Experience Roster.
  4. After receiving your letter from Local 706, call and make an appointment to come in and fill out your application and pay your initiation fee.

Qualification for Membership through Off Roster Hire

Industry Experience Roster Status (as per I.A.T.S.E. Contract, Paragraph 68)
An individual is eligible for Industry Experience Roster Status upon the completion of 30 days worked (from first day of hire) with one or more producers within a period of three hundred sixty-five (365) calendar days in Los Angeles County. To qualify all benefit contributions must be made to the Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans by the producing Company. Benefit contributions sent to any other Trust Fund will not qualify for roster status.

Qualifying in this manner is done at a time when all union members are employed and, therefore, jobs are available for non-roster fulfillment; or an individual is employed on a Non-I.A. Signatory production which becomes organized by the I.A.

Applying for Roster Status for Film, Television or Commercial:

  1. Applicant must request verification of 30 days union employment from the production payroll company to be sent to Contract Services Administration Trust Fund, 2800 Winona Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504 CSATF: 818.565.0550.
  2. When Contract Services Administration Trust Fund receives the payroll verification, they will request that you come to their offices: show original forms of identification and employment eligibility documents for Form I 9; and bring payroll check stubs. All hair stylists must bring a current Cosmetologist License and all make-up artists must pass a color-blindness examination. For more information: www.csatf.org.
  3. Upon complying with these steps, and verification of days, you will receive a letter from Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706 letting you know that you have been elevated to the level of trainee on the Industry Experience Roster.
  4. After receiving your letter from Local 706, call and make an appointment to come in and fill out your application and pay your initiation fee. Applying for Network Broadcasting Television, or Legitimate Theater Status: Make an appointment to come to Local 706. Show verification of 30 days union employment in Los Angeles County in the appropriate industry with check stubs or employment records, fill out your applicant and pay your initiation fee and dues. Hair Stylists applying for Network Broadcasting Television must bring a current Cosmetologist License. Local 706 Members can qualify for excellent Medical and Pension Benefits

Applying for Network Broadcasting Television, or Legitimate Theater Status:

Make an appointment to come to Local 706. Show verification of 30 days union employment in Los Angeles County in the appropriate industry with check stubs or employment records, fill out your applicant and pay your initiation fee and dues. Hair Stylists applying for Network Broadcasting Television must bring a current Cosmetologist License.

Local 706 Members can qualify for excellent Medical and Pension Benefits