Establishment and operation of makeup shops
Interior construction
Conclusion of a construction contract
- The assignment of the construction to an interior designer constitutes a work contract under which a contractor agrees to perform the interior construction and a makeup shop operator agrees to pay remuneration for the result of such work (Article 664 of the Civil Act).
Precautions to take for the interior construction

Checklist for the interior construction  

Has the construction of ceilings, walls, built-in furniture, and counters, etc. been completed?  

Has the construction of beauty equipment been completed?  

Have sanitary facilities (water supply, drainage, and toilet equipment) been inspected?  

Has the construction (piping and positioning) of the air-conditioning and heating system been completed?  

Has connection to the gas pipe of city gas (Korea Gas Corporation) been completely installed?  

Is the capacity of electrical work (wiring and electric lights) sufficient?  

Are there any issues with waterproofing, plastering work, tiles, glass, wallpapers, curtains, and flooring work?  

Has signboard construction (external and internal notice boards, menu, etc.) been completed?  

Warranty for defects
- Where any defect is found in the completed subject matter of a work or in a part of the subject matter of a work which has been finished before the completion of all the work, the makeup shop operator who ordered the work may demand the contractor to repair such defect by specifying a reasonable period.However, this shall not apply if excessive costs are required for correcting a minor defect (Article 667 (1) of the Civil Act).
- The makeup shop operator may claim compensation in lieu of, or together with, repair of the defect and in such case, he or she may refuse to make payment for the construction until the other party pays compensation for the damage (Article 667 (2) and Article 536 (1) of the Civil Act).
※ Selection of a trade name for the makeup shop
· Anyone who wishes to run a makeup shop may freely choose his/her name or other names as his/her trade name (Article 18 of the Commercial Act).
· An act of causing confusion with another person's commercial facilities or activities by using marks (including the methods of sale of goods or of service provision and the overall appearance of the place where services are offered such as signboards, appearances, and interior decorations) identical or similar to, another person's name, trade name, or emblem, which is widely known in the Republic of Korea, or any other mark indicating another person's business, or an act of inflicting damage to distinctiveness or reputation attached to another person's mark by using any of the above without a good cause, may be deemed an act of unfair competition and be subject to a claim for damages, and may be punished by imprisonment with labor for not more than 3 years or by a fine not exceeding KRW 30 million (Subparagraph 1 (b) and (c) of Article 2, Article 5, and Subparagraph 1 of Article 18 (3) of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act).