Guinea-Bissau has no requirements for beauty aspirants to work as professionals. Practitioners are only expected to gain the right skills in beauty to provide various services.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Guinea-Bissau

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists can start early careers, after completing high school. Individuals who will proceed with further education can also do so as it’s optional.


Whether barbers are certified or not in the country, they are all welcome to practise. Guinea-Bissau has no licensing rules for barbers, and skills are the only minimum requirement.

Makeup Artist

Earning as a makeup artist is quick in Guinea-Bissau. The country has no qualifications set to practise professionally, allowing practitioners to begin as early as after completing high school.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are allowed to start their career journeys after high school. They are unregulated, so formal qualifications are not implemented.


Hairstylists can choose to have certifications or not. The country doesn’t require them to gain formal qualifications due to the lack of regulations.

Waxing Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Facialist / Lash Technician

Estheticians or beauticians can have one license for these services. Since Guinea-Bissau doesn’t have licensing regulations for beauty practitioners, developing skills is crucial to reaching success in the industry.