Kenya allows beauty practitioners without licenses to operate in the country. It has no licensing rules, so professionals can start their career journeys in beauty early.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Kenya


Barbers in Kenya are free to offer men’s grooming services to clients without a license. The country has no laws for certifications and licenses in this profession.

Nail Technician

Nail technicians are only expected to finish high school to practise nails. They have the option to get certified, however, before starting their careers.

Facialist / Lash Technician / Spray Tanning Technician / Waxing Technician

Facials, lash services, spray tanning and waxing can be given by licensed cosmetologists or estheticians. But Kenya has no strict rules for these beauticians, so anyone can become a professional beauty expert.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are also free of licensing rules in the country. They are highly encouraged, however, to learn the skills needed for professional services.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists are not required further education or any certification to earn in the industry. They just need to be skilled in massage to practise and serve clients.


Hairstylists can also work in beauty without a license. They are expected to master the skills, however, in hair to ensure client satisfaction.