Cote d’Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire’s beauty industry has no formal requirements for aspiring beauticians. It’s unregulated and allows practitioners to earn without certifications or licenses.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Cote d’Ivoire

Facialist / Lash Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Waxing Technician / Makeup Artist

Beauty therapists typically offer these services to clients. Since Cote d’Ivoire has no regulations for beauty practitioners, aspirants can earn in the industry as early as after high school.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists can start their jobs as early as they graduate from high school as well. The country has no laws for licensing beauticians, so anyone interested can get skilled and work in the industry.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians can also earn early in their careers as high school graduates are welcome. Further education is optional for nail techs since the country is unregulated.


Owning a certificate in hairdressing or not is acceptable in Cote d’Ivoire since the country has no licensing regulations. High school graduates can even enjoy starting their careers as hairstylists.


Barbers can be certified professionals or high school graduates. Like the beauty professions above, they are free of licenses to work.