Benin’s beauty experts have no licensing requirements to complete. The country is unregulated, allowing practitioners to have the opportunity to work in the industry unlicensed.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Benin

Spray Tanning Technician / Lash Technician / Waxing Technician / Facialist

Beauty therapists are skilled in spray tanning, lashes, waxing and facials. Interested individuals can become beauty therapists to offer these services. But Benin has no laws for beauticians, so aspirants can learn the skills however they want.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are not required any formal qualification by the local government. They should only develop professional skills to offer quality services.


Barbers are able to pursue barbering careers even after high school. The industry is unregulated, so a license is not needed for practice.


Hairstylists can be certified or high school graduates in the country. They don’t have requirements to work, so those with skills can earn as hair specialists.

Makeup Artist

Skills are important for practising makeup in the country. There are no formal qualifications required, so it’s not necessary to have a license.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are able to offer different relaxation services to clients without professional qualifications. Skills are the only requirement to succeed in the industry.