Although most beauty services in Ghana have no licensing regulations, hairstylists must comply with some formal requirements. The country only has strict rules for people interested in practising hairdressing.

Regulated Beauty Service in Ghana:

Regulated Beauty Service in Ghana


Hairstylists are required to hold a license to work in Ghana. They must apply to the Ada East District Assembly, fill out the necessary forms and comply with other requirements.

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Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Ghana


Barbers in the country are free of licensing laws. They can take professional training or learn from experience. Any skilled individual is welcome to offer barbering services.

Nail Technician

Nail techs can start as early as after graduating high school. They only need to learn the skills through training or experience to serve clients.

Lash Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Facialist / Waxing Technician

These beauty professionals are considered cosmetologists or estheticians. Since Ghana has no licensing rules for them, anyone interested in these services can practise without formal licenses.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists can work professionally without complying with formal requirements. The industry is unregulated, so practitioners develop professional skills through experience. However, individuals always have the option to enrol in makeup courses.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists in Ghana are also unregulated. Individuals can learn from their experiences or get professional training. The industry only requires the proper skills to offer services.