Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is an African country without rules for licensing beauty professionals. It only asks practitioners to become skilled in their crafts to offer great beauty services.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Burkina Faso

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are not required to have higher education in Burkina Faso. They can practise even if they are only high school graduates since the country has no regulations for them.

Waxing Technician / Facialist / Lash Technician / Spray Tanning Technician

Cosmetologists usually offer these services and can get a license to practise. The country doesn’t have licensing regulations for these, however, so anyone without formal qualifications can enter the industry.


Hairstylists can quickly start their careers in the industry as well. They are unregulated, so having a license is not a requirement.

Nail Technician

Formal requirements to become a nail technician are not set in the country. Aspirants can earn in nails if they possess the skills.


Barbers are able to work as practitioners with or without a barbering certificate. They just need to gain the right skills to provide the proper services.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are not required to own professional certificates or finish further education. The profession is unregulated, so professional practice is open to all skilled individuals.